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Canada’s Got Talent got good ratings

From a media release:


  • Average of 1.5 million viewers tuned in for series debut
  • Citytv wins the night in Toronto; No. 1 new series of the mid-season in key market
  • Canada’s Got Talent dominated Canada’s Twitter-verse as a top trending topic from 7pm-9pm ET on Sunday

20120305-150031.jpgLast night, viewers proved that Canada does indeed Got Talent, as an average of 1.5 million viewers (2+) tuned in to the highly-anticipated series debut of Canada’s Got Talent on Citytv, making it the most-watched premiere in network history. The original Citytv series beat out the national broadcasts of the highly-touted premieres of CTV’s GCB and CBC’s new Don Cherry movie, Wrath of Grapes: The Don Cherry Story II, as well as the finale of Global’s Napoleon Dynamite. Viewers didn’t press the buzzer last night as Canada’s Got Talent skyrocketed to 2.8 million viewers across Canada tuning into some or all of the episode.

Plus, Citytv also won the night in the key Toronto market in P2+ and the A18-49 demos (7pm -11pm), catapulting the program to top spot as the No. 1 new series of the mid-season in Toronto.

Canada’s Got Talent airs Sundays at 8pm and Mondays at 7pm local time on Citytv. Tonight’s episode – “Calgary Auditions” – follows the judges as they stampede to Western Canada for a look at the talent Calgary has to offer.


New tonight: Mr. D, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Redemption Inc, Canada’s Got Talent

Mr. D, CBC – “Guest Speaker”
Gerry needs to find a guest speaker for Career Day. Dwyer supposedly has a good one, and Gerry wants to outdo him. Robert has a fraternity reunion this weekend, and he wants to avoid catching the sickness that’s going around at all costs.

Little Mosque on the Prairie, CBC – “Finders Weepers”
After Ann and Sarah have a huge fight, Ann’s college frenemy hires Sarah to be her PR person.

Redemption Inc., CBC – Finale “Redemption Inc. Revisited”
Six months have passed since the filming of Redemption Inc. The winner has started a new business, and the other participants have forged ahead with newly-acquired resources and skills. Kevin O’Leary and Brian O’Dea travel across the country to check in.

Canada’s Got Talent, Citytv
The judges stampede to the west to see what Canadian talent Calgary has to offer.


Canada’s Got Talent premieres tonight

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New tonight: Heartland, Wrath of Grapes, Lost Girl, Less Than Kind, Million Dollar Neighbourhood, Canada’s Got Talent

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Heartland, CBC – “Breaking Down and Building Up”
When tragedy strikes Amy must find a way to save Mr. Hanley’s rescue horses from kill buyers.

Wrath of Grapes: The Don Cherry Story II, CBC
The continuation of an iconoclastic and extraordinary career as Don Cherry moves on and becomes a legendary hockey broadcaster.

Lost Girl, Showcase – “Fae-nted Love”
Kenzi and Trick must race to save Bo from the fallout of a steamy night gone awry before it binds the Succubus for a millennium. In its wake, Bo poses very uncomfortable questions to Trick about her origins. Written by Shelley Scarrow, directed by Michael DeCarlo.

Less Than Kind, HBO Canada – “Jerk Chicken”
Sheldon hosts the victory celebration for the wrestling team and Tina becomes his girlfriend. Josh is forced into being a reluctant chaperone by a frightened Anne. Danny and Miriam crash the party.

Million Dollar Neighbourhood, OWN Canada – “The Kids Are Alright”
While kids control family spending, look for savings in their parents’ budgets and land part-time jobs, the adults start up a free child care service and protect their families’ futures by refinancing their mortgages with the help of Jessi Johnston and his team.

Canada’s Got Talent, Citytv – Series premiere
We start the search for Canada’s talent in Toronto. Meet our host and judges as the show kicks off it’s cross Canada tour.


Canada In Development: LIL’ WARRIORS

Spinning off the success of the MMA events that have taken the world by storm, Shaw Media & Global TV are bringing us LIL’ WARRIORS, a one-hour documentary that follows kids 8 & under and their families, to provide an explosive behind-the-scenes look at competitive fighting in Canada and the US.

Currently in the treatment writing and casting stages, LIL’ WARRIORS will take a look at the ambition, and competitive nature of martial arts coupled with the personality of each lil’ warrior, going behind the scenes to see what really lies beneath the surface of kids competitive martial arts.

Shark Teeth Films is an independent production company which incorporated in late 2008 by Tom Mudd and Adrian Carter.  They produce content for both film and television and have recently expanded to include to live-action, animation and visual effects.

Written by Tom Mudd, Adrian Carter, and John Turner (who will also direct) LIL’ WARRIORS is part of Global’s Close Up strand – a series of one-off documentaries that looks at the unusual that lies just beneath the ordinary right outside our doors.

The Documentary Series is slated to begin in January of 2013.