Canadians' Favourite 'Heroes' Superpower?



    
                     NEARLY ONE HALF OF CANADIANS WANT TO
                             HEAL THEMSELVES ...

         If Given the Choice of One Superpower, Nearly One Half (45%)
                     Would Chose Ability to Heal Yourself

         Time travel (25%), Telepathy (15%), Ability to Fly (10%) and
         Ability to Steal Other's Powers (5%) Followed In Popularity

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    TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - It appears that many Canadians are dreaming of
immortality, with a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global
Television revealing that, from among a list of superpowers, nearly one half
(45%) would choose the ability to heal themselves if injured. This survey
celebrates the return of fan favourite and top ten hit television show Heroes
(Monday, September 22 at 9pm ET). With this new season's central theme of
villains and the rise of evil, fans will be anxiously watching their favourite
'Heroes' characters Clare (Ability to Heal Herself), Hero (Ability to Time
Travel), Matt (Telepathy), Nathan (Ability to Fly) and Sylar (Ability to Steal
Other's Powers) to see who will ultimately succumb to their dark side.
    One in four (25%) Canadians would choose to time travel, while others
would want 'the ability to mind read - telepathy' (15%), to fly (10%), or the
ability to steal other's powers.

    
    Other interesting stats:

    -   Women (49%) are more likely than men (40%) to choose the ability to
        heal oneself, while men (28%) are more inclined than women (22%) to
        want to time travel.

    -   Older Canadians (67%) are much more likely than middle-aged (37%) or
        younger Canadians (29%) to want to heal themselves, while younger
        (30%) and middle-aged (30%) folks are more inclined to want to time
        travel than are older Canadians (15%). Younger (18-34), middle-aged
        (35 to 54), older (55+)

    -   Quebecers (49%) are the most likely to want to heal themselves, while
        residents of Saskatchewan and Manitoba (32%) are more likely than
        those in other regions to want to time travel. Ontarians (16%) and
        British Columbians (16%) are most likely to be interested in
        telepathy, while Albertans (16%) are most likely to want to fly.
    

    About Canwest Broadcasting:

    Canwest Broadcasting operates two conventional television networks,
Global Television and E! and twenty of the country's most popular specialty
channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel, Showcase,
Slice(TM) and TVtropolis. Canwest Broadcasting is a division of Canwest Media
Inc.

    About Canwest Media Inc.

    Canwest Media Inc is a subsidiary of Canwest Global Communications Corp.
(www.canwest.com; TSX: CGS and CGS.A). An international media company, Canwest
is Canada's largest publisher of paid English language daily newspapers and
owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in conventional television,
out-of-home advertising, specialty cable channels, web sites and radio
stations in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Indonesia, Singapore, the
United Kingdom and the United States.





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For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Caroline
Lennox, Director of Publicity, Conventional Networks, (416) 934-7843,
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