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– Most talented reality series of the summer outplays Big Brother finale nationally –

(TORONTO – September 15, 2011) Once again, Citytv proved it’s a competitor in prime time as established summer hit America’s Got Talent (AGT) garnered 1.5 million viewers nationally (Ind. 2+, national). Hot on the heels of Tuesday night’s penultimate episode, last night’s finale edged out its reality competitor, Global’s Big Brother, with more viewers tuning into Citytv’s five markets for AGT than Big Brother on a national network.

Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. winner of America’s Got Talent
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In the highly-anticipated finale, crooner Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. was crowned the winner of this season’s competition, earning the $1 million prize and the opportunity to headline a show in Las Vegas. In addition to revealing who America chose as its favourite act, last night’s episode boasted a slew of guest performers including Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle, Tony Bennett with Queen Latifah, Def Leppard, Jackie Evancho, LeAnn Rimes, OneRepublic and Cirque du Soleil “Iris.”

Viewers who missed the finale can catch up on or on their iPads by downloading the free Citytv video app on iTunes Canada.

Also, fans of the Got Talent franchise can look forward to the launch of Citytv’s new original series, Canada’s Got Talent, coming to the prime time schedule in spring 2012. Auditions for Canada’s Got Talent kicked off this month in Winnipeg and Edmonton with next stops in Vancouver (Sept. 19-20), Montreal (Sept. 23-24), Toronto (Sept. 27-30) and Halifax (Oct. 11-12). The recently announced live audience theatre tours begin Oct.18 in Calgary. Full details, rules and regulations are available at

Source: BBM Canada, Persons 2+, Wed Sept 14 overnight audience data, Total Canada, Citytv Network.

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