Big Brother's big finish - Season finale soars to record high as 2 million
Canadians tune in

    
           GLOBAL WINS THE NIGHT NATIONALLY AND IN ALL KEY MARKETS

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TORONTO, Sept. 16 /CNW/ - Canadians love their Big Brother! Two million fans tuned into Global for the season finale of the hit reality show Big Brother. A consistent Top 10 performer both nationally and in all three key markets this summer, last night's broadcast pulled in its biggest audience in the history of the popular voyeuristic series.

    
    BIG BROTHER SEASON 11 FINALE DATA HIGHLIGHTS:
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     -  1.15 million viewers in the key demo Adults 18-49 nationally
     -  Won the night in all three metered markets for A18-49
     -  Outperformed the closest competitor of the night, CTV's So You Think
        You Can Dance Canada, with 35% more viewers 2+ nationally and 82%
        more viewers A18-49
     -  Going head-to-head at 10pm with the second episode of CityTV's all
        new The Jay Leno show, the Big Brother finale garnered 210% more
        viewers in Toronto; 30% more viewers in Vancouver; 210% more viewers
        in Calgary

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    Sept. 15 (A18-49)                   NATIONAL  TORONTO  VANCOUVER  CALGARY
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    Big Brother (9-11p)        Global  1,149,200  276,200     74,800   47,700
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    SYTYCD Canada (8-9:30p)       CTV    631,500  111,300     65,400   20,200
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    Big Bang Theory (9:30-10p)    CTV    440,300  103,300     31,000   42,800
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    Law & Order: SVU (10-11p)     CTV    347,000   61,100     29,800    6,600
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    Being Erica (9-10p)           CBC     80,400   33,700      8,000    2,400
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    The National (10-11p)         CBC    114,800   29,100     13,000    7,400
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    The Biggest Loser (8-10p)  CITYTV    481,000  130,500     45,100   18,100
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    Jay Leno(10-11p)           CITYTV    329,400   97,000     53,500   16,000
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    Viewers who missed the crowning of Big Brother winner Jordan Lloyd can log
onto GlobalTV.com at anytime to stream the 2-hour episode in its entirety.

    ATTENTION REALITY FANS: THE ALL-NEW SURVIVOR SEASON KICKS OFF TOMORROW
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    SURVIVOR: SAMOA Season Premiere
    Thursday, September 17 - 8pm ET/PT
    

The 19th edition of the series begins with 20 castaways being stranded on the South Pacific island nation of Samoa. They are immediately divided into two tribes: Galu and Foa Foa. Next, without speaking to each other, the tribe members select a chief who will make all of their decisions. At tribal council, the first person is voted out of the game.

Source: All data, as of August 31st 2009, BBM Canada PPM Data based on Adults 18-49 unless otherwise indicated.

SOURCE Shaw Media

For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Grace Park, Global Television, (416) 967-2484, gpark@globaltv.com

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