Mirelle Enos Fan
POSTED ON: 02/22/2016

Following a mid-season start that saw CTV deliver two of the Top 3 most-watched new series premieres of the year, CTV announced today key dates for its February and March schedule, including the debut of Shonda Rhimes’ next break-out series THE CATCH. CTV also announced today the acquisition of two new series for its mid-season schedule; the new mystery series THE FAMILY starring Oscar nominee Joan Allen (Room), and CRIMINAL MINDS spin-off CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS starring Gary Sinise (CSI:NY).

“Building upon our strong fall, the January premieres of THE X-FILES, LUCIFER, and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW have kick-started a mid-season schedule that gains momentum with the addition of these new series,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV. “THE CATCH will seamlessly take over on Thursday nights from HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, while THE FAMILY and CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS will add additional depth to our Sunday and Wednesday night lineups.”

It was an out-of-this-world start to 2016 for CTV in January, with final data from Numeris confirming that THE X-FILES two-night debut (Jan. 24/25) was watched by an average audience of 2.9 million viewers, cementing its claim as the most-watched premiere on Canadian television this season. Meanwhile, LUCIFER brought the heat with final data confirming that an average 2.3 million viewers watched the series premiere on Jan. 25, making it the third most-watched series premiere of the season, behind THE X-FILES and QUANTICO. Also, final data confirms the series premiere of LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Jan. 21) is #3 among new series debuts this season for A25-54. All three series bolster CTV’s next wave of stellar mid-season premieres.

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