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5th February 2013

New Canadian Series Motive Debuts with 1.23 Million Viewers

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CTV National Fellowship ProgrammeIt was another touchdown for CTV‘s original programming slate on Sunday night as, despite an 11p.m. ET start time, 1.23 million viewers tuned in for the post-Super Bowl premiere of its new original drama series Motive. The debut becomes the #1 Canadian series premiere of the 2012/13 broadcast year. With 4.2 million viewers tuning in to some or all of the new Canadian crime drama, Motive tackled its competition by more than doubling Elementary’s audience head-to-head (548,000; Global), and kicked off its debut season as the most-watched program of the night, next to the Super Bowl. Following a massive promotion and publicity campaign, Motive held steady throughout the delayed broadcast and scored big among both men and women, with a 6.5 rating for M18-34 in Toronto and a 5.2 rating for F18-34 in Vancouver.(L-R) Staff Sergeant Boyd Bloom,Detective Angie Flynn,Detective Brian Lucas,Detective Oscar Vega & Dr. Betty Rogers (Image: Bell Media)

An encore presentation of last night’s premiere episode aired last night at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two, and it will air again on Saturday, Feb 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV in addition to the CTV Mobile channel. Motive is also currently available on demand across CTV’s digital platforms: CTV.ca, the CTV App, and through video on demand partners.

Next week, Motive settles into its regular time slot with an all-new episode, entitled “Crimes of Passion” (Sunday, Feb. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV). When a teenaged girl is killed in a hit-and-run accident, the first clues point Detectives Flynn (Kristin Lehman) and Vega (Louis Ferreira) toward the girl’s disgruntled ex-boyfriend. Passion is a strong enough motive for murder, but Angie believes the boyfriend is innocent. She takes a different tack, which reveals a connection between the victim and an eminent prosecutor in the midst of a mayoral campaign. Turns out that passion may well be the motive, and the underpinning of a secret double life.

Motive is produced by Foundation Features and Lark Productions in association with Bell Media. The series is shot in the Metro Vancouver area, and is set in Vancouver.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 at 7:43 am and is filed under National News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    11:44 pm on February 4th, 2013

    New Canadian Series @MotiveTV Debuts on @CTV_Television with 1.23 Million Viewers http://t.co/bArulFFO #wecreatebc #savebcfilm

  2. @rmerilees
    1:10 am on February 5th, 2013

    RT @VillageGamer: New Canadian Series @MotiveTV Debuts on @CTV_Television with 1.23 Million Viewers http://t.co/bArulFFO #wecreatebc #savebcfilm

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