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SCHITT'S CREEK PREMIERE DRAWS AN IMPRESSIVE 1.36 MILLION CANADIANS TO EPISODE ONE AND 1.37 MILLION TO EPISODE TWO

Jan 14, 2015

CBC’s original series SCHITT’S CREEK premiered with 1.36 and 1.37 million viewers respectively tuning in to watch the back-to-back broadcast of episodes one and two last night. The half-hour single-camera comedy created by Eugene and Daniel Levy beat out American newcomer,  Marvel’s Agent Carter. SCHITT’S CREEK‘s second episode was the most highly rated comedy and the most highly rated half-hour   series of the night.

  Canadians took to Twitter as the #SchittsCreek hashtag trended throughout the night and into the morning.

  “We are thrilled that audiences across the country love Schitt’s Creek as much as we do,” said Sally Catto, general manager, programming, CBC Television.   Catto confirmed earlier this week that a second season of the series has already been green-lit prior to the premiere.

 

  SCHITT’S CREEK   airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC. Here is what the critics are saying:

  “It’s Arrested Development through the lens of Waiting for Guffman.”   - Toronto Life

  ”...the humour is sharp, the look is cinematic, and the characters rise above campy caricature.”   - Toronto Life

  “Schitt’s Creek is good. As in really, really good.”   - National Post

  ”...the funniest Canadian show currently on the air ...”   - National Post

  ” ... smart, sharp and fully worthy…”   - Winnipeg Free Press

  The series centres around a wealthy family who suddenly find themselves broke and forced to live in Schitt’s Creek, a small, depressing town they once   bought as a joke. With their pampered lives now abandoned, they must confront their new-found poverty and discover what it means to be a family, all within   the confines of their new home.

  SCHITT’S CREEK is commissioned by CBC, produced by Not A Real Company Productions Inc. and created by Eugene Levy and Daniel   Levy. The executive producers are Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, Andrew Barnsley, Fred Levy and Ben Feigin. SCHITT’S CREEK is   distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

 

  Find   SCHITT’S CREEK online:

  Website: cbc.ca/schittscreek  
  Facebook: facebook.com/schittscreek  
  Twitter: twitter.com/schittscreek #schittscreek

 

  Ratings source: Numeris, Preliminary Data, Infosys+TV, CBC Total, January 13 2015, 2+ and 25-54, Total Canada.

 

  About Not A Real Company Productions Inc.

Not A Real Company Productions Inc. is a Toronto based company founded by the father and son creative team of Eugene and Daniel Levy.  Schitt’s Creek is the company’s first major television project. The principal executives for Not A Real Company Productions Inc. are Daniel Levy,   Eugene Levy, Fred Levy and Andrew Barnsley.

 

        About CBC/Radio-Canada      
 
  CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on   new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages. 

 

  A space for us all   is CBC/Radio-Canada’s strategy to transform the public broadcaster, and ensure that it continues to fulfill its mandate for Canadians, now and for future   generations. Through to 2020, the Corporation will increase its investment in prime-time television programming and continue to create radio programs of   the highest quality, while promoting the development of digital and mobile platforms and content.

For more information including series synopses, press releases, hi-res images, video clips and bios, please visit the CBC Media Centre atcbc.ca/mediacentre. Follow CBC’s publicity team on Twitter   @CBC_Publicity.

 

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  For more information, please contact:

  Kylie McGregor

Entertainment publicist, CBC

  Kylie.McGregor@cbc.ca

  416 205 8638   (office) / 416 948 6181 (mobile)