Global's Monday Night Lineup Leaves Competitors in the Dust

Network Boasts Top Three Scripted Shows of the Night in A18-49

Bones Explosive Finale Draws Over 1.7 Million Viewers

Blue is Back with a Bang! Rookie Blue Season 5 Premiere Draws 1.3 Million Viewers

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TORONTO, May 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Global owned Monday night with three hours of back-to-back edge-of-your seat thrills with all-new episodes of Bones, 24: Live Another Day and Rookie Blue. Winning the night nationally with over 1.7 million viewers (2+)*, Bones' cliffhanger finale, directed by David Boreanaz, left fans trembling. Luckily America's superhero Jack Bauer stepped in and maintained a stellar audience of 1.1 million viewers for 24:LAD. Sustaining the red-hot momentum, Global's original smash hit Rookie Blue made a triumphant return, drawing in over 1.3 million fans, an increase of 15% (2+) and 11% (A18-49) from the Season 4 premiere. This unshakeable lineup of blockbuster dramas earned Global the top three scripted shows of the night (A18-49) and top two scripted shows of the night (2+).


  • Global wins the night besting CTV by 54% and was more than double City's average (292%) (2+)
  • Global wins the night besting CTV by 42% and was more than double City's average (231%) (A18-49)
  • Bones wins the night in all four metered markets for A18-49 and A25-54*
  • Bones, 24:LAD and Rookie Blue win respective timeslots, besting CTV by 86%, 16%, and 60% (2+) and 52%, 13%, and 69% (A18-49)*

Fans set the twitterverse aflame during the one-hour Rookie Blue premiere, thrusting #RBparty to the top of the trending list well into the following morning. Tune in next week for a gripping new episode of 24: Live Another Day on Monday, May 26 at 9 pm ET/PT, followed by Rookie Blue at 10pm ET/PT.

BBM Canada PPM Overnight Data, May 19th 2014 8p-11p (2+ & A18-49), Total Canada
*excluding sports and news

BBM Canada PPM Overnight Data, May 23rd 2014




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