Jack is Back! Global Dominates Monday Night with the Return of 24: Live Another Day

24: LAD Wins the Night Nationally with Over 1.5 Million Viewers

The Blacklist Wins the Night in A18-49 with 650,000 Viewers

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TORONTO, May 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Global dominates Monday night primetime with the return of one of the most anticipated shows of the season, 24: Live Another Day, followed by red-hot series The Blacklist. Back-to-back episodes of 24:LAD garnered more than 1.5 and 1.3 million viewers respectively, with the first hour of the blockbuster two-hour event becoming the #1 drama of the night nationally (2+).

The triumphant return of 24: LAD blazed an impressive trail for an epic new episode of The Blacklist, garnering 1.5 million viewers (2+), and winning the night in the coveted A18-49 demo with 650,000 viewers.

DATA HIGHLIGHTS

  • Global wins the night besting CTV by 29% and was 180% higher than City's average (2+)
  • Global wins the night besting CTV by 42% and was 134% higher than City's average (A18-49)

Critics praised the return of 24:LAD's Jack Bauer, with The Globe and Mail calling the event series "bloody good - better than anticipated and keeping the core elements of the 24 formula alive and kicking" and StarWeek calling it "one of the most celebrated and addictive television shows of all time." Fans also couldn't contain their excitement, taking to Twitter last night with #jackbauer trending across Canada and 24 as the #1 search term in Canada.

Tune in next week for a gripping new episode of 24: Live Another Day on Monday, May 12 at 9 pm ET/PT, followed by the explosive season finale of The Blacklist at 10 pm ET/PT on Global.

Sources:
BBM Canada PPM Overnight Data, May 5th 2014 8p-11p (2+), Total Canada
Sysomos
Google Trends

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