Superheroes and Super Athletes couldn't beat Global's Tuesday Night Lineup

NCIS Captures the #1 Spot with Over 2.1 Million Viewers

NCIS: LA Wins the Timeslot with Over 1.9 Million Viewers

Chicago Fire Heats Up with Over 1.1 Million Viewers

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TORONTO, May 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Global's finale week continues to dominate primetime with millions of Canadians tuning into its Tuesday night lineup, anchored by its powerhouse NCIS, NCIS: LA franchise. The action-packed finale of NCIS won the night nationally with more than 2.1 million viewers (2+), followed by the finale of NCIS: LA with over 1.9 million viewers (2+). The NCIS: LA finale also saw a double digit increase over last year across all key demos. The excitement didn't stop there - the night bowed with the shocking finale of Chicago Fire with more than 1.1 million viewers.

Last night's thrilling NCIS season finale followed the team's investigation into whether a fire on a U.S. Navy ship, which served as a secret detention site for indicted terrorists, was accidental or an intentional diversion for an escape. The NCIS: LA season finale kept the momentum going when the team and the DEA uncover the cartel's plans to slyly transport billions of dollars' worth of cocaine from Colombia to the United States using a submarine.

DATA HIGHLIGHTS

  • Global's primetime average was 42% higher than CTV's primetime average (2+)
  • Global's primetime average was 9% higher than CBC's primetime average (2+)
  • NCIS wins the 8 p.m. timeslot, besting CTV by 24% (2+)
  • NCIS: LA wins the 9 p.m. timeslot in the four metered markets for all key demos
  • NCIS: LA wins the 9 p.m. timeslot, besting CTV by 191% (2+) and 69% (A18-49)
  • In the A18-49 demo, NCIS and NCIS: LA didn't disappoint delivering 572,000 and 609,000 viewers respectively.

Sources:
BBM Canada PPM Overnight Data, May 13th 2014 and May 14th 2013 8p-11p (2+, A1849, A2554, F1849, F2554), Total Canada
*excluding sports and news

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