CTV moves Motive to Thursday night 10 p.m. slot
CTV, eyeing its next Flashpoint, has promoted its latest crime drama Motive to a cushy slot on Thursdays at 10 p.m. from this week.
That’s the former Flashpoint timeslot, and follows Grey’s Anatomy at 9 p.m. providing a lift.
Motive, which has been sold to ABC for its summer schedule, has this season average 1.04 million viewers each week on Sunday nights.
That made the Kristin Lehman and Louis Ferreira-starrer the top-rated new Canadian series this season, according to CTV.
Motive is following a similar trajectory as Flashpoint, which did well for CTV and CBS when it launched in a so-called “Friday night death slot,” before shifting to the coveted Thursday night slot.
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