HGTV Canada Achieves Highest Daily Audience in Network History

Holmes Inspection Marathon Brings In Unprecedented Number Of Viewers

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TORONTO, Jan. 7 /CNW/ - HGTV Canada kicked-off 2010 with a bang, achieving a record daily audience of 78,000 on Sunday, January 3 in the highly coveted A25-54 demographic.

Sunday's record-breaking day featured a Holmes Inspection marathon from 11am ET to 6pm ET with an encore presentation from 6pm ET to 12am ET. This surpasses HGTV's previous highest daily audience of 70,700 among A25-54 achieved on August 24, 2008. Holmes Inspection, which launched in fall 2009, helps homeowners who have been victims of home inspections gone wrong, and features Mike Holmes, the well-known host of Holmes on Homes.

Holmes Inspection airs Thursdays at 8pm ET/PT.

    
    Source:   BBM Canada PPM (Aug 31/09 onward)
              BBM-NMR Meter data (prior to Aug 31/09)
    

HGTV is a Canwest Broadcasting Channel.

About Canwest Broadcasting

Canwest Broadcasting operates Global Television and eighteen of the country's most popular specialty channels, including HGTV Canada, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel, Showcase, History Television, Food Network Canada and TVtropolis. Canwest Broadcasting is a division of Canwest Media Inc.

About Canwest Originals

Canwest is the proud home of the most diverse slate of Canadian Original programs across the Dramatic, Lifestyle and Entertainment genres. As a steadfast supporter of the Canadian production community, Canwest is dedicated to bringing the best of the country to audiences nationwide - including shows such as; Copper, Family Restaurant, Homes Inspection, Ice Pilots: NWT, 16:9, Re-Vamped and the nation's number one entertainment newsmagazine Entertainment Tonight Canada.

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: Ursula Terlecki, Publicist, HGTV and DIY Canada, Canwest Broadcasting, (416) 934-7075, uterlecki@canwest.com; Jaclyn Atwood, Senior Publicist, Food Network, HGTV and DIY Canada, Canwest Broadcasting, (416) 966-7296, jatwood@canwest.com

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