Original Series CARTER Promoted to CTV July 24 After 700,000 Viewers Tune in for Bravo Premiere
– Final Numeris data indicates the premiere of cheeky mystery-crime drama reached more than 1.1 million viewers –
– Shot in North Bay, ON and starring Jerry O’Connell, the one-hour drama airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo –
– Season 1 streams on CraveTV following its broadcast run on Bravo –
“…a made-in-Canada show that doesn’t hide its roots.” – Toronto Star
TORONTO (June 5, 2018) – It’s an open and shut case – Season 1 of Bravo’s original drama series CARTER, starring Jerry O’Connell, is set to join CTV’s summer schedule, Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. MT, beginning July 24 on CTV and CTV GO after final Numeris data indicates a combined audience of nearly 700,000 viewers for its series premiere on Bravo. New episodes of the cheeky mystery crime drama continue to air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.
The one-hour series drew an initial audience of 211,300 total viewers for its series premiere on Tuesday, May 15 on Bravo, with an additional 261,200 total viewers tuning in for the Saturday night repeat airing on Saturday, May 19 at 8 p.m. ET.
With five airings of the premiere episode on Bravo, CARTER reached more than 1.1 million viewers in its initial week and currently ranks as a Top 5 series with total viewers this broadcast year on Bravo. CARTER will stream exclusively on CraveTV following its broadcast run on Bravo
CARTER is currently airing on Sony Pictures Television Networks platforms in Latin America, Central Europe, and Russia and has become a key utility player driving video starts in on-demand environments and impressive ratings growth on linear channels. For example, on Sony’s AXN networks in Central Europe, the series has reached over 3.5 million viewers and has been a big success in Poland where it is the #1 Monday series in primetime on AXN this calendar quarter (Q2), ahead of CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI, BONES, NCIS LA.
CARTER will debut on UKTV’s Alibi on June 13 and on SPT Networks in Spain and Portugal later this summer.
In an all-new episode, “Harley’s Got a Gun” (tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo), Carter wants to learn how to use a gun and makes his housekeeper, Dot, give him shooting lessons. When they discover the body of a partner in a tech startup that was about to be sold for millions, everyone at the company becomes a suspect. Harley learns there’s still a big difference between himself and a trained police officer.
CARTER follows Harley Carter (O’Connell) the star of America’s #1 procedural TV show. When the years in the limelight and an endless blur of parties, premieres, and 16-hour workdays lead to a public humiliation on a red carpet, Harley returns to his small hometown in Canada to recharge. But a real-life murder case forces Harley to prove to the world – and himself – that he doesn’t just play a detective on television. CARTER also stars Sydney Poitier Heartsong as no-nonsense police veteran Sam Shaw and (Kristian Bruun) as street-wise, coffee truck owner Dave Leigh, Harley’s childhood friends.
CARTER is written by Garry Campbell (MADTV), developed with writer John Tinker (CHICAGO HOPE), and produced by Amaze Film + Television. Scott Smith (THE MAGICIANS, CALL ME FITZ) directs. Executive producers are Amaze Film + Television’s Teza Lawrence and Michael Souther (THE STANLEY DYNAMIC and CALL ME FITZ), and producer is Victoria Hirst (THE STANLEY DYNAMIC).
CARTER is an original series for Bravo and the latest partnership between Bell Media and Amaze Film + Television, who produced the series for Sony Pictures Television Networks’ international channels, including AXN. Production Executive is Gosia Kamela. Tom Hastings is Director, Original Programming, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming; Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.
Source : Source: Numeris; Reach based on 1+ min cont., all day, across Poland, Hungary, Romania; POLAND (TechEdge All comparisons based on 000’s. Jan 1, 2018 – May 23, 2018; rankings based on minimum 3 telecasts. AXN primetime average based on 18:00-22:59. Previous timeslot average based on Mondays at 21:00 Jan 1, 2017 – Mar 31, 2018), HUNGARY (TechEdge All comparisons based on 000’s. Jan 1, 2018 – May 27, 2018; rankings based on minimum 3 telecasts. AXN primetime average based on 19:00-22:59. Previous timeslot average based on Sunday’s at 20:00 Jan 1, 2017 – Mar 31, 2018), ROMANIA (TechEdge All comparisons based on 000’s. Jan 1, 2018 – May 30, 2018; rankings based on minimum 3 telecasts. Prior timeslot based on Tuesday’s at 22:00 Jan 1, 2018 to Mar 31, 2018. AXN primetime average based on 19:00-22:59. (Bravo)
Carter Season 2 renewed next? Bravo is expected to confirm a second season of the procedural, should the summer run on CTV prove successful. Stay tuned…