The New Comedy Claims Monday's #1 Spot in Core Primetime
Highest New Comedy Premiere on Global in the Last Five Years
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TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2016 /CNW/ - The wait is over as new comedy series Kevin Can Wait kicked off premiere week last night with an impressive 1.3 million viewers (2+) on Global, becoming the most-watched new comedy premiere on the Network in the last five years. Starring comedy legend Kevin James as he makes his television comeback, overnight data confirms Kevin Can Wait is the #1 core primetime series (8-11 p.m. ET) of the night across all key demos including the coveted millennial A18-34 demo. Kevin Can Wait also grew audiences in all demos for the time period year over year by 8% for total viewers (2+), up 25% for A18-49, and increased the younger demo A18-34 by 44%.
Premiere week continues on Global tonight with the season premiere of NCIS at 8 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the series premiere of the new drama Bull at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and ending the night with the season premiere of NCIS: New Orleans at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Viewers can catch up on all the laughs from Kevin Can Wait on GlobalTV.com and Global Go.
Source: Numeris PPM Data, Sep19/16 overnights vs. FL15(Sep14-Dec20/15) –Total Canada, based on Adults and Women 18-49/25-54 & Adults 18-34 / FL15 time period based on Supergirl audiences (live+same day)
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