Much Music Fall Season Press Release!

Much Music released their press release today for the fall season. While the press release did contain some info we already knew about (e.g. Chaz Bono will be making an appearance), it also include some new spoilers as well.

We now know that Canadian rock band Hedley will be making a guest appearance AND Degrassi will be moving back to it’s 9 p.m. ET timeslot (instead of 10 p.m. in the summer).

Chaz Bono and Canada’s rock royalty Hedley are among the exciting guest appearances on DEGRASSI, when the iconic series returns Friday, Oct. 12 at 9 p.m. ET, exclusively on Much. The second half of Season 12 is jam-packed with dramatic storylines and challenging topics, tackling issues such as bullying, depression, and gender identity struggles. Full episodes of DEGRASSI are available on muchmusic.com, following the broadcast premiere.

When fans last saw the students of DEGRASSI, Eli’s school play, Romeo and Jules, had a successful opening night, and Clare made a decision to get even with Asher by going to the police. When DEGRASSI kicks off the second half of this season with “Building a Mystery” (Part 1), Becky begins to fall for Adam and worries about how her conservative parents will react. Meanwhile, Bianca urges Drew to reconnect with his mom. At a loss for film ideas, Eli is desperate for creative inspiration.

The mid-season finale of Season 12 in August was the #1 specialty program in its timeslot in its key demographic of viewers 12-17, as well as the #1 non-sports specialty program, with viewers 12-34.

Read the complete press release here!


Much Music Press Release: Love is in the Air at Degrassi

Much Music put out a new press release for Degrassi this morning, highlighting the show’s recent success, as well as a new summary for “When Love Takes Over.” Here’s what the article had to say:

Toronto, ON (January 31, 2011) – Cupid hits his mark during Sweetheart Week at DEGRASSI when the hit series returns with all-new episodes this February! With school back in session, some Degrassi students have fallen under Saint Valentine’s spell while others are headed for broken heart city in a special one-hour episode airing Friday, Feb. 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The series returns to its regular 30-minute timeslot, Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning Friday, Feb 18.

DEGRASSI reaches more than 800,000 viewers every week on MuchMusic and the original Friday airing has quickly become the channel’s #1 series in the key demo of P12-34. Celebrated for its controversial and groundbreaking storylines, this award-winning series has continued to captivate audiences around the world for 30 years. DEGRASSI was recently nominated for Outstanding Drama Series at the GLAAD Awards.

“When Love Takes Over”
Friday, Feb. 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Sweetheart Week hits DEGRASSI and Adam is shocked by his newfound connection with Fiona. That is until Fiona’s drinking habits become out of control. He’s willing to turn a blind eye if it means they get to spend time together, but begins to wonder if he’s the problem. Meanwhile, Anya is thrilled that her mom has been proclaimed cancer free, but is not thrilled that she won’t get to see cute and funny Dr. Chris anymore. But when romance blooms, Anya is thrilled. Good thing he doesn’t know she’s a 17-year-old high school student…

Read the full press release right here!


TeenNick’s Record Breaking Ratings

Nickelodeon put out a new press release today, and it describes the network’s successful year. Once again, Nickelodeon is 2010′s top ranked cable network. The press release also includes information about TeenNick’s ratings, mainly fueled by Degrassi’s success:

TeenNick—the 24-hour network for teens—delivered its most-watched year in 2010 with its core audience of teens 12-17 (+8% in delivery), and total viewers (+16%). TeenNick’s record-breaking yearly performance was fueled by Degrassi, whose six-week summer telenovela-style television event (July 20-Aug. 26) posted triple- and quadruple-digit gains with teens 12-17 (+650%) and total viewers (+605%).

It is amazing to see numbers like that! Click here to read the full press release.


Degrassi Ratings on TeenNick

Nickelodeon put out a press release yesterday bragging/telling us about their outstanding year and huge ratings. The press release mentioned Degrassi on TeenNick, saying that ratings are continuing to increase:

TeenNick posted its best quarter ever with total viewers (+27%) and its core demographic of teens 12-17 (+25%). TeenNick’s performance was bolstered by the Degrassi summer television event, which averaged 975,000 total viewers over its six-week run (7/19/10 – 8/27/10), posting huge triple-digit gains for the network with key demos, T12-17 (+675%) and P2+ (+633%).

Read the full press release here!


Degrassi + Much Music = ♥

From a press release:

DEGRASSI Wins Timeslot with Key Demo of P12-34 in Its First Week on MuchMusic

DEGRASSI is MuchMusic’s second most-watched series this BYTD
◦More Than 1 Million DEGRASSI Lovers Watch Season 10 on MuchMusic in First Week
◦New episodes air Monday through Thursday at 9 p.m. ET all summer long

It’s official. DEGRASSI’s new format is a hit with audiences! During its first week of its new telenovela format, DEGRASSI won its timeslot (9 – 9:30 p.m. ET) Monday to Thursday with MuchMusic’s key demo of P12 – 34 amongst all Canadian and US Speciality Networks. Within its first week, DEGRASSI also became the station’s second most-watched series this broadcast year to date with P12 – 34 audiences and in overall viewership. And more than one million viewers tuned in to watch the first week of DEGRASSI on its new, exclusive home, MuchMusic.

New episodes air Monday through Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET. This new daily format continues all summer long on MuchMusic. Viewers can get caught up on episodes by going to muchmusic.com.


Degrassi Brings in 1.2 Million Viewers on TeenNick

And now TeenNick’s press release on the movie’s record breaking premiere:

NEW YORK, July 21 /PRNewswire/ — TeenNick’s original two-hour Degrassi TV movie, “The Heat is On” (Monday, July 19, 9 p.m. ET), was a scorcher, setting a new record as the highest-rated and most-watched telecast in the net’s history with 1.2 million total viewers (+21% over the previous record-holder “Degrassi Goes Hollywood,” August 14, 2009 [977,000 P2+]).

“The Heat is On” also ranked as Monday night’s number-one rated telecast on all TV with teens 12-17 (4.2/665,000,+1300%) and females 12-17 (8.0/610,000, +1500%), besting the closest competitor (ABC Family’s The Secret Life of The American Teenager) by +23% and +33% respectively.

TeenNick also scored its most-watched week (7/12/10-7/18/10) ever with total viewers, fueled by the “Every Degrassi Ever” marathon, which posted high double-digit gains with teens 12-17 (+75%) and total viewers (+44%).

“The Heat is On” kicked off season 10 of Degrassi and the series’ six-week prime-time summer event, which features daily telenovela-style premieres every weeknight (Mondays-Thursdays at 9 pm ET now through August 26). Additionally, TeenNick will air a weekly two-hour encore of the week’s past episodes each Friday night (9-11 pm ET).
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Degrassi Premieres #1 on Much Music

From a CTV press release:

Toronto, ON – MuchMusic fans love DEGRASSI! Last night’s Season 10 premiere of the series, now exclusively on MuchMusic, delivered the #1 program of the day on the channel with 218, 000 viewers. The episode also marked the beginning of the series’ new telenovela format, airing the first of four new weekly episodes. New episodes of DEGRASSI air Monday – Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on MuchMusic all summer long.

DEGRASSI won its 9 – 9:30 p.m. ET timeslot for Teens amongst all Canadian and US Speciality Networks and it was the #2 choice for P12-34 and A18-34. The Season 10 premiere of DEGRASSI is also the fifth biggest single program on MuchMusic this broadcast year to date.

Viewers can get caught up on episodes by hitting up muchmusic.com.


Degrassi Pulls in Big Ratings for CTV

Degrassi pulled in 608 000 viewers on CTV last Sunday! That’s the kind of numbers we were seeing for Degrassi back in season 6!! Hopefully Degrassi can keep this up, and maybe even jump higher in the ratings when CTV airs the much anticipated Riley episode in 2 weeks.

No word yet on the exact ratings for Degrassi on TeenNick, but we have heard that the show is doing very well and its ratings are very high.


Ratings: Degrassi Does Alright!

Degrassi pulled in 471, 000 viewers on CTV last night! That’s about 100, 000 more than the season 8 premiere. Considering the lack of promotion (at least from what I saw), I’d say that’s pretty good for Degrassi! It’s not nearly as high as Degrassi’s Canadian ratings in season 4/5, but it’s still much better than season 8. Perhaps the new characters are starting to catch on with Canadian audiences? Either that or the Vampire Diaries fans tuned in for Nina Dobrev.

Hopefully Degrassi does well when it premieres on TeenNick this Friday!


Degrassi One of Canada’s Top Online Programs

A new press release from CTV reveals that Degrassi is its the third highest rated TV series online. While Degrassi’s TV ratings have decreased in Canada over the past 2 years, fans seem to be getting their Degrassi fix online instead. Degrassi is the highest rated Canadian show online (beating out popular shows like Flashpoint and Corner Gas which exceed Degrassi in terms of television ratings). Overall, Degrassi trails only Gossip Girl and Greys Anatomy to sit in third spot. Other shows rounding out the top 10 include Desperate Housewives, Private Practice, and Lost.