Global is the Only Network to Increase Presence in Top 20 Nationally
Elementary Cements itself as the Fall's #1 New Show
Global News Continues to be Canada's Fastest-Growing News Organization
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TORONTO, May 30, 2013 /CNW/ - From start to finish, Global's robust slate of primetime hits delivered another stellar season for
the channel. The lineup resulted in more Global programming landing in
the Top 20 nationally, making Global the only network to increase its
presence in the Top 20 rankings this season.
"Last year we set out focused on increasing Global's viewership in the
10pm timeslot and we succeeded with two new dramas, Chicago Fire and Elementary," commented Barb Williams, SVP, Content, Shaw Media. "Global had a powerful season and this is exactly where we want to be
as we gear up for the new television year."
Global's overall primetime schedule experienced significant growth for
multiple time periods across multiple nights and increased its daytime
viewership each weekday between 9am - 12pm by 75% over last year.
ADDITIONAL FALL 2012/13 HIGHLIGHTS (All data A18-49, National Unless
Global held the #1 and #2 primetime spots in the rankers on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights for the full season with Hawaii Five-0 and Bones; NCIS and NCIS: LA; Survivor: Philippines and Survivor: Caramoan, respectively
Elementary is the Fall's #1 new series for Ind. 2+ and Adults 18-49, National
Elementary won its time period
Double digit year-over-year audience growth for: NCIS (18%); NCIS: LA (14%); Kitchen Nightmares (10%)
44% more viewership on Wednesday nights at 10pm year-over-year; 50% more viewership on Thursday nights at 10pm year-over-year
In line with this success, Global News has also continued to strengthen its position as Canada's
fastest-growing news organization. This year saw additional investments
in Global News communities with the launch of two Morning News programs in Montreal and Halifax respectively, giving the network more locally-produced morning news programming than any other Canadian broadcaster. Adding to this success was the
launch of the national version of The Morning Show, the only nationally-broadcast conventional breakfast program in the
This investment continued in March with the launch of Global News: BC 1, the province's only all-news channel, as well as the complete reinvention of Globalnews.ca, centred around industry-leading design and a new editorial strategy
providing even more ground-breaking news content.
"This past season has been a period of unprecedented growth for Global News, and has seen our organization add over 40 new hours of original news programming across the network," says Troy Reeb, Senior Vice President, Global News and Station Operations,
Shaw Media. "The launch of three new morning shows, a regionally-focused news
channel in B.C. and the complete reinvention of Globalnews.ca has positioned Global News for additional success well into 2013 and beyond."
In addition to its new program launches, Global News Hour has continued to maintain a leadership position this season as the #1
news source in the key Western metered markets, dominating the closest
broadcast competitor in Calgary by 38%, Edmonton by 123% and Vancouver by a staggering 218%**.
Source: BBM Canada PPM Data, Total Canada, 2012/2013 Season (Sept10/2012-
May26/2013) confirmed to May 19th 2013 vs. 2011/2012 Season
(Sept12/2011-May27/2012), A18-49 AMA (000) unless otherwise noted,
Rankers based on 3+ airings, excluding NFL Playoffs and Hockey
** Source: BBM Canada PPM Data, Vancouver-Victoria EMA, Calgary EMA, Edmonton EMA,
A25-54 AMA (000), 2012/2013 Season (Sept10/2012- May26/2013) confirmed
to May 19th
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