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Monday Night on Citytv IS The Event



MEDIA ALERT:



Monday Night on Citytv IS The Event



The Highly Anticipated Conspiracy Thriller Took Top Spot in Toronto as the Most Watched Show of the Night (A25-54)



Highest Rated Scripted Series Premiere Ever on Citytv



The Event More Than Doubled the Ratings in its Day and Timeslot on Citytv Year over Last



Up 24% Over Last Year’s Premieres of Hit Series Cougar Town and Modern Family



(Toronto – September 21, 2010) The explosive series premiere of the conspiracy thriller The Event on Citytv launched to massive audiences in Toronto making it Monday night’s most watched new show. The Event debut beat out the series premieres of Hawaii Five-O and Lone Star and the return of House and Dancing with the Stars.



Viewers tuned in to Citytv as events were set in motion to unearth a global conspiracy that could ultimately change the fate of mankind. The Event took the #1 spot in Toronto garnering an impressive 8.7 rating in the key demographic of Adults 25-54.



An Encore presentation of the series premiere episode will air Saturday, September 25 at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT, 9pm MT) on Citytv (s/NBC).



The Event artwork is available at www.rogersmediatv.ca



Episode 2 of The Event airs Monday, September 27 at 9pm ET/PT (8pm CT, 10pm MT) on Citytv (s/NBC)

As the shockwave of the plane dissipates, President Martinez's (Blair Underwood) staff must work quickly to assess what happened and how to respond. Director of National Intelligence, Blake Sterling, (Željko Ivanek) locks down Sophia (Laura Innes) for interrogation. The conspiracy widens, engulfing FBI Agent Collier (guest star Heather McComb) and Carter (guest star D. B. Sweeney), a mercenary with questionable ties. Meanwhile, a shadowy figure, Thomas (Clifton Collins, Jr.), emerges with knowledge of the detainees and their plan. Jason Ritter, Sarah Roemer, Ian Anthony Dale, Scott Patterson, Taylor Cole, Lisa Vidal, and Bill Smitrovich also star. Michael Whaley, Angel Desai and Wes Ramsey guest star. Directed by: Jeffrey Reiner

Citytv™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, Citytv engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats such as: Breakfast Television and CityLine; as well as local Canadian and US acquired prime time entertainment programming. Citytv is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on Citytv stations and programming, visit www.Citytv.com



Source: BBM Overnight data, Adults 25-54, Toronto EM



Media Contact:

Veronica Logue, Rogers Media Television, 416.764.3195, veronica.logue@rci.rogers.com


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