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02.05.2020

CTV Sci-Fi’s STAR TREK: PICARD Debut Is the #1 Canadian Entertainment Specialty Broadcast of All Time

STAR TREK: PICARD is the #1 series debut this broadcast year to date

More than 1.85 million viewers watched the series debut of STAR TREK: PICARD –

Premiere episode becomes the most-streamed debut in Crave history –

New episodes air Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET –

At last, a down-to-earth, emotionally authentic Star Trek” – The Globe and Mail

Sir Patrick Stewart's return…isn't just exciting, it's inspiring for the right reasons.” – Salon

[STAR TREK: PICARD] is beautifully cinematic…” – The Toronto Star

TORONTO (February 4, 2020)CTV Specialty Channels lands another record-breaking launch as final Numeris data confirms that the CTV Sci-Fi Channel premiere of STAR TREK: PICARD is the #1 series debut on conventional or entertainment specialty television this broadcast year to date and becomes the most-watched Canadian entertainment specialty broadcast of all time.

After setting live + same day records out of the gate, STAR TREK: PICARD’s confirmed audience grew to 1,851,500 viewers including 7 days of playback viewing, topping the former title-holder, THE ROAST OF CHARLIE SHEEN, in 2011 on CTV Comedy Channel (formerly The Comedy Network).

In total, 3 million viewers watched some or all of the first episode, “Remembrance,” including repeat airings.

The critical and ratings hit also set new records on Bell Media’s Crave with “Remembrance” becoming the most-streamed debut of a new series in its first week in Crave history.

In an all-new episode, “The End Is the Beginning,” airing Thursday, Feb. 6 at 9 p.m. ET, Soji (Isa Briones), completely unaware of her special nature, continues her work and captures the attention of the Borg cube research project’s executive director. After rehashing past events with a reluctant Raffi (Michelle Hurd), Picard seeks others willing to join his search for Bruce Maddox, including pilot and former Starfleet officer Cristóbal Rios (Santiago Cabrera). “The End Is the Beginning” is written by Michael Chabon & James Duff, and directed by Hanelle M. Culpepper. New episodes of STAR TREK: PICARD air Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on CTV Sci-Fi Channel and stream Thursdays on Crave.

STAR TREK: PICARD features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION. The new series follows this iconic character into the next chapter of his life. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers; Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) serves as co-executive producer and Kirsten Beyer as supervising producer. ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group distributes the series internationally.

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About CTV Sci-Fi Channel

CTV Sci-Fi Channel takes viewers to worlds with no limits, where fans connect to incredible stories, heroes, and galaxies they only dare to imagine. Consistently a Top 3 Canadian Entertainment Specialty channel, and the go-to destination for all things genre, CTV Sci-Fi Channel is the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of signature series STAR TREK: PICARD, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, DOCTOR WHO, and CASTLE ROCK, as well as the upcoming new series RESIDENT ALIEN. The home of beloved original Canadian drama WYNONNA EARP, CTV Sci-Fi Channel also features genre-defining fan favourites SUPERNATURAL and ARROW, among others. From CTV, Canada’s most-watched network, CTV Sci-Fi Channel is part of a powerful suite of specialty channels that also includes CTV Drama Channel, CTV Comedy Channel, and CTV Life Channel. More information about CTV Sci-Fi Channel is available at CTVSciFi.ca

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Source for CTV Sci-Fi: Numeris

Source for Crave: Adobe Analytics