Big Brother Canada Brings Down The House

Epic Season Finale Was Most Watched Series of The Night Across All Specialty

Big Brother Canada Is Canada's Biggest Reality Series This Year

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TORONTO, May 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Since its debut on February 27th, Big Brother Canada has been crushing records on SliceTM and dominating the ratings against the competition. It has claimed top spot as Canada's biggest reality series this year.* Closing out the first season, last night's shocking two-hour finale rocked the country and drew in an audience of 657,000 (V2+) and 368,000 (A25-54) ranking as the number one most watched specialty series of the night.**

In last night's jaw-dropping finale Jillian MacLaughlin was named winner of Big Brother Canada in a controversial vote of four to three against fellow houseguest Gary Levy. It was a finale of epic proportions, capping off what has been an incredible first season. On the nights that it airs, Big Brother Canada consistently claims top spot over all entertainment specialty channels (A25-54, W25-54, W18-49)**. The series sits proudly as the number one specialty series of the season amongst the coveted female demographic (W25-54 and W18-49) and one of the top five specialty series amongst adults 25-54 and 18-49.**

Hear more from the houseguests during Entertainment Tonight Canada's Big Brother Canada Reunion Special airing Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30pm ET/PT. While this season may have ended another is just about to begin. This summer Big Brother 15 introduces a new batch of houseguests all starting June 26 on Global.

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*BBM Canada PPM Data, 8/27/12 - 4/28/13, Total Canada, - A25-54 / W25-54
**BBM Canada PPM Data, 2/27/13 - 5/3/13, Total Canada, Viewers 2+ unless otherwise indicated

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