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CITYTV’S COMEDY LINEUP GETS BIG LAUGHS ON MONDAY NIGHT


– How I Met Your Mother wins timeslot nationally in the key A25-54 demo –
– 2 Broke Girls debut was the highest-rated comedy premiere in Citytv’s history –

TORONTO – September 20, 2011) Citytv’s Monday night comedy lineup kicked off premiere week with solid performances of back-to-back episodes of How I Met Your Mother, which averaged 950,000 viewers (Ind. 2+, national) and 1 million viewers (Ind. 2+, national), respectively. In the key A25-54 demo, How I Met Your Mother outperformed the first hour of Dancing with the Stars, winning the highly-competitive 8 – 9pm ET timeslot nationally. Compared to last year’s premiere, How I Met Your Mother saw an increase in viewership of 70 per cent in the A25-54 demo. 

The much-talked-about debut of 2 Broke Girls at 9:30 pm ET last night set a record on Citytv as the highest-rated premiere for a comedy series in network history with an average of 964,000 viewers (Ind. 2+, national).

Premiere week continues tonight with the highly-anticipated premieres of The Biggest Loser at 7pm ET/PT, New Girl at 9pm ET/PT, Raising Hope at 9:30pm ET/PT and Body of Proof at 10pm ET/PT. Later this week, fans can look forward to the season and series openers of The Middle, Modern Family and Revenge on September 21; Community, Parks and Recreation and Person of Interest on September 22; and Fringe on September 23.

Viewers who missed last night’s premieres can catch up on Citytv.com or on their iPads by downloading the free Citytv video app on iTunes Canada.

Source: BBM Canada

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.

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For more information, please contact: 

Sónia Brum, 416.764.3194, sonia.brum@rci.rogers.com
Michelle Lomack, 416.764.3190, michelle.lomack@rci.rogers.com

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