Monday, July 11, 2011

'Flashpoint' Gets 1.4 M Viewers In Canada

CTV, a Canadian TV network, just revealed that its original procedural series Flashpoint debuted on Friday, July 8, with 1.4 million viewers in Canada.

Moreover, Flashpoint's season four premiere and also the follow-up of the third season's cliffhanger attracted 6.23 million viewers in the USA on CBS, a TV network.

In Canada, these numbers make Flashpoint the most watched show during the night of Friday, July 8. The show Flashpoint won the demographics of adults aged between 18 and 49 years old. The series follows a team of the tactical unit of Toronto's police department.

In the premiere, Ed Lane (Hugh Dillon), one of the members of that tactical team, survive five gun shots while on duty and is rushed to the hospital. He risks everything to be with his wife, who is about to deliver their baby. Meanwhile, Ed's team is chasing his shooter in the streets of Toronto.

Among the regular cast members, Enrico Colantoni, Amy Jo Johnson, Sergio Di Zio, David Paetkau and Michael Cram reprise their role. Moreover, Clé Bennett (Barney's Version) will join the regular cast as a rookie in the team.

In the next episode, on Friday, July 15 at 8 PM, the team will have to escort a police officer (Max Martini, Castle) from the courthouse after he's been declared innocent in the shooting of an unarmed black student (Ashley Brown). The crowd of angry protesters, led by the student’s father (Julian D. Christopher, Human Target), becomes a full-fledged riot under the sway of violent Black Bloc Anarchists targeting the police. During the melee, the officer is abducted and the tactical team must race to rescue him from a vengeful and unexpected assailant.

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