Global wins the night with Survivor

    
                3.2 million fans tune in for dramatic episode

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TORONTO, Oct. 23 /CNW/ - Last night 3.2 million loyal Survivor: Samoa fans tuned into Global to witness a startling turn as strongman Russell S. required emergency medical attention, resulting in his premature exit from the island. The latest episode of this fan favourite topped the very competitive Thursday primetime lineup both in total viewers and in the key Adult 18-49 demo.

    
    SURVIVOR: SAMOA (8pm) DATA HIGHLIGHTS (A18-49):
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    -   Won its timeslot nationally, and in all key markets
    -   Beat CTV's Grey's Anatomy by 20% nationally
    -   The highest rated episode this season
    -   12% increase from last week's episode 2+ nationally; 23% in the key
        A18-49 demo

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    October 22
    (A18-49)                  NATIONAL     TORONTO     VANCOUVER     CALGARY
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    SURVIVOR:
     SAMOA (8-9p)  Global     1,834,900    352,100     208,200       81,200
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    CSI            CTV        557,200      102,900     34,400        26,500
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    COMMUNITY      CityTV     172,200      63,700      18,500        6,100
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    PARKS & REC.
     (8:30p)       CityTV     166,700      73,700      19,100        12,400
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    DOC ZONE       CBC        80,500       16,600      1,700         3,400
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    FLASHFORWARD   A Channel  239,000      96,500      45,000        N/A
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Fans can catch all new episodes Thursdays - 8pm ET/PT on Global, or catch up anytime on GlobalTV.com.

Source: All data, as of August 31st 2009, BBM Canada PPM Overnight 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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