Global's Unstoppable Summer Programming Welcomes Another Ratings Juggernaut to its Lineup

Global Owns the #1, #2 and #3 Shows of the Night

Extant Scores Intergalactic Ratings with 1.7 Million Viewers

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TORONTO, July 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Global owned Wednesday primetime with a schedule that saw 5.6 million Canadians tune in throughout the night. The night was anchored by the must-see new series and ratings powerhouse Extant. Space was the only frontier last night as 1.7 million viewers (2+) tuned into the out-of-this-world series premiere, which saw Halle Berry's character Molly return from a year-long solo mission in space, only to find out she's pregnant. Big Brother drew nearly 1.2 million viewers (2+), all watching to see if the "Bomb Squad" is on the verge of detonating. Rookie Blue was untouchable in its new timeslot, sealing Global's ratings dominance with almost 1.2 million viewers (2+) tuning into another gripping episode which included a special appearance by ET Canada's Roz Weston. The programs took the top three spots in all key demos.

New episodes of Big Brother, Extant and Rookie Blue air next Wednesday, July 16 beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Global.

DATA HIGHLIGHTS

  • Big Brother wins the 8 p.m. timeslot with 1.2 million viewers (2+) and wins the night nationally with 634,000 (A18-49)
  • Extant wins the night nationally with 1.7 million viewers (2+) and wins the 9 p.m. timeslot with 602,000 (A18-49)
  • Rookie Blue wins the 10 p.m. time period nationally in both 2+ and A18-49 with 1.2 million and 421,000 respectively

Sources:
Numeris (BBM Canada) PPM Overnight Data, July 9th, 2014 8p-11p (2+ & A18-49), Total Canada (Key demos: 2+, A18-49, A25-54, F18-49, F25-54)

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