A Global National Ratings Flash: Global National with Kevin Newman Continues to Dominate as Canada's Most-Watched National Newscast



    Day After Day, More Canadians Choose Global National as their Source of
    National and International News

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 21 /CNW/ - After the first seven weeks of 2008, Global
National with Kevin Newman continues to outshine its competitors, increasing
its leadership position as the most-watched newscast in Canada, the latest
ratings information from BBM Nielsen Media Research confirms.
    The new year has solidified Global National with Kevin Newman's No.1
position. Since January, Global National has increased its lead over
second-place CTV National News to an average of 100,000 viewers every
weeknight - peaking at as many as 400,000 more viewers on some nights.

    
                                        -------------------------------------
                                               2008               2007
                                         Dec. 31 - Feb. 15   Jan. 1 - Dec. 30
                                        -------------------------------------
                                               (000)              (000)
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    Global National with Kevin Newman          963.8              913.5
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    CTV National News                          897.8              900.6
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    CBC National                               646.0              630.1
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    (*) All data BBM Nielsen Media Research, P2+ total Canada, Monday to
        Friday.
    

    Newman's leadership continues to strengthen Global National's positioning
statement of "News Understood" - connecting with audiences coast-to-coast,
bringing clarity to complex issues and events of the day and making them
relevant to viewers.

    About Global National:

    Global National with Kevin Newman is Canada's most-watched national
newscast, reaching Canadians coast-to-coast (www.globalnational.com). The
multi award-winning half-hour newscast is broadcast live seven days a week at
5:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. in the Maritimes) with news bureaus and correspondents in
every major city in Canada, as well as Washington, D.C. Global National
provides an early evening national news alternative for Canadians with a
distinctive voice and approach to the day's top stories.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Yvonne Chiang, (604) 422-6736,
ychiang@globaltv.com


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