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Whistler ends its downhill run

CTV has pulled the plug on the soapy ski drama after a weak second season.

The second season of Whistler has turned out to be its last. CTV has cancelled the prime-time soap, the future of which had been up in the air since its sophomore run ended on Dec. 15.

Positioned as a high-end drama and budgeted at $1.4 million per episode, the Sunday-night series premiered with an aggressive push in June 2006. But it was soon bounced to Mondays and again to Fridays, and ended its first 13 episodes with a soft season average of 402,000. (All numbers are 2+.)

The numbers took a dive after CTV brought the show back for a second season in September, when it debuted in the tough Saturday 9 pm time slot to 142,000. The series also aired in the US on teen network The N.

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