Global Thanks CTV

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TORONTO, Dec. 18 /CNW/ - Even in the ultra competitive TV business, the holiday season seems to bring out the best in people.

Global Television wishes to thank CTV for its recent press release recapping the fall television season - a release that generously reminded readers of the dramatic shift occurring in the TV landscape.

In its release, CTV graciously included the following list of Canada's Top 10 programs among Adults 25-54. This list indicates that Global now has 4 of the Top 10 shows in the country, including Canada's No. 1 show.

    
    Canada's Top 10 Television Programs, Fall 2009 - Adults 25-54
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    No. Program
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    1   HOUSE
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    2   GREY'S ANATOMY
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    3   SURVIVOR: SAMOA
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    4   CRIMINAL MINDS
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    5   THE AMAZING RACE
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    6   CSI: NY
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    7   CSI
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    8   CSI: MIAMI
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    9   NCIS
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    10  LIE TO ME
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    In its haste to issue the release, CTV staff must have accidentally
neglected to include the list of top shows among Adults 18-49, the key
demographic for most TV advertisers. In this demo, Global has the No.1 show in
the country (House), the only new addition (Glee), and a hit program (NCIS)
that's just 4,000 viewers shy of a Top 10 position.

    Canada's Top 10 Television Programs, Fall 2009 - Adults 18-49
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    No. Program
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    1   HOUSE
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    2   GREY'S ANATOMY
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    3   SURVIVOR: SAMOA
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    4   THE AMAZING RACE
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    5   CRIMINAL MINDS
    -------------------------
    6   CSI: NY
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    7   CSI: MIAMI
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    8   CSI
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    9   DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
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    10  GLEE
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    11  NCIS
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In the same spirit of goodwill, Global would like to congratulate CTV for maintaining its top ranking among Canadian networks this fall. Global is also very pleased with its own performance - with 34% growth in primetime, the network has had its most successful fall in over half a decade.

Everyone at Global wishes the staff at CTV the very best of the holiday season. We look forward to collaborating with you further in the new year to ensure advertisers and members of the press stay informed about the ever-changing TV landscape.

Source: BBM Canada PPM Data, 9/21 - 12/13/09

Global Television is a Canwest Broadcasting network.

About Canwest Broadcasting

Canwest Broadcasting operates Global Television and eighteen of the country's most popular specialty channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel, Showcase, History Television, Food Network 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), Canada's largest media company. In addition to owning the Global Television Network, operating 18 industry-leading specialty channels and having ownership in 5 specialty channels, Canwest is Canada's largest publisher of English language paid daily newspapers and owns and operates more than 80 online properties.

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For further information: For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Jacqueline Kendall, Publicist, Global Television, (416) 934-7850, jkendall@globaltv.com; Deborah Lewis, Vice President, Communications, Canwest Broadcasting, (647) 291-0032, delewis@canwest.com

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