Showcase’s Epic Star Wars Movie Event Wins Thanksgiving Weekend Reaching 6.9 Million Canadians

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October 13, 2017


Canada’s #1 Entertainment Specialty Network Draws The Biggest Single Day Audience this Fall and Showcase’s Highest-Rated Day on Record

Star Wars Movies Claimed 7 of the Top 10 Entertainment Programs Across Multiple Key Demos All Weekend Long

TORONTO, Canada – Over Thanksgiving weekend, Canadians passed the turkey for a lightsaber, feasting on a three-day Star Wars movie marathon on Showcase. Reaching almost 7 million Canadians*, Showcase was the go-to destination all weekend long, cementing its position as Canada’s #1 entertainment specialty network this fall in key adult demos (A25-54 and A18-49)**.

Ranking as the #1 network each night (Ind. 2+ and Adults 25-54) from October 7 – 9***, Showcase captivated audiences with its biggest day in a decade****, and recorded the highest-rated day on entertainment specialty this fall with Adults 25-54^.  Averaging 328,000 viewers (2+) per movie^^, the iconic films maintained the momentum throughout the broadcast movie event, securing 7 of the Top 10 entertainment programs over the weekend^^^.

As previously announced, Corus holds the exclusive Canadian broadcast rights for the full collection of Star Wars films including upcoming releases through a multi-year agreement with The Walt Disney Studios. The out-of-this-world Star Wars movie event will return this December with details to be announced at a later date. Showcase is Canada’s leading destination for premium dramas including high-flying hit series Supergirl (Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT), original sci-fi drama Travelers (Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning Oct. 16), the critically-acclaimed Mr. Robot (Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT), celebrated drama Transparent (Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT), and the highly anticipated new series, Marvel’s Runaways (two-hour premiere Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT).

For more information on Showcase’s full schedule or to catch up on episodes, visit Showcase is on national free preview Oct. 1 – 31.

*Numeris PPM Data, Oct7-Oct9/17 Overnights, Total Canada, Ind. 2+ CumRch(000), based on 1 min nc
**Numeris PPM Data, FL17 STD (Aug28-Oct1/17) – confirmed data, Total Canada, Mo-Su 2a-2a, excludes sports, based on AMA(000)
***Numeris PPM Data, Oct7-Oct9/17 Overnights, Total Canada, Mo-Su 2a-2a, based on AMA(000), excludes sports
****Numeris PPM Data, Sep3/07-Oct8/17 – confirmed data up to Oct1/17, Total Canada, Mo-Su 2a-2a, based on A25-54 AMA(000)
^Numeris PPM Data, FL17 STD (Aug28-Oct8/17) – confirmed data up to Oct1/17, Total Canada, Mo-Su 2a-2a, based on A25-54 AMA(000), CDN SPEC COM ENG/CDN DIG ENG
^^Numeris PPM Data, Oct7-Oct9/17 Overnights, Total Canada, based on Ind. 2+ AMA(000)
^^^Numeris PPM Data, Oct7-Oct9/17 Overnights, Total Canada, CDN SPEC COM ENG/CDN DIG ENG, excludes sports, based on A25-54, A18-49, W18-49 AMA(000)

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