New “Saving Hope” Debuts On Top

It's the #1 Canadian premiere for the 2011-2012 season.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

The exciting new medical drama "Saving Hope," an original CTV series, snagged an incredible 1.52 million viewers for its launch, making it the #1 Canadian premiere for the 2011-2012 season as well as #1 U.S. and Canadian debut on TV.

The program also finished in the top spot with the female demos nationally and ranked #1 in the key market of Toronto.

The show stars Erica Durance ("Smallville," "Charlie's Angels," "Harry's Law"), Julia Taylor Ross ("Republic of Doyle," "Pan Am," "Rookie Blue"), Kristopher Turner ("The L.A. Complex," "The Listener,"), K.C. Collins ("Cra$h & Burn," "Lost Girl"), and Daniel Gillies ("The Vampire Diaries," "The Glades"). The show follows the charismatic Chief of Surgery of Toronto’s Hope-Zion Hospital, who ends up in a coma and leaves the hospital in chaos. His fiancée and fellow surgeon, Alex Reid (played by Durance), is in a state of shock, along with newly-arrived star surgeon, Joel Goran (Gillies). As the action unfolds, comatose Dr. Harris explores the hospital halls in “spirit” form, not sure if he's a ghost or a figment of his own imagination. Reid, along with her fellow doctors, press on to save his life and those of their other patients, as they deal with the complicated and courageous decisions that are made in their daily struggle to keep hope alive.

The official debut of "Saving Hope" was last Thursday, however an encore presentation of the first episode was shown last night. Check out epsiode 2 on June 14 at 9pm ET/PT on CTV.