House dominates primetime



    
               2.8 MILLION LOYAL FANS TUNE INTO SEASON PREMIERE
           GLOBAL WINS THE NIGHT NATIONALLY AND IN ALL KEY MARKETS

                                   - PLUS -

       90210 WINS TIME PERIOD IN KEY A18-49 & A18-34 DEMOS NATIONALLY

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    TORONTO, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - It's no mystery why television's favourite
doctor is back stronger than ever as legions of fans marked last night's
premiere of House season 5 as their top priority in appointment viewing. With
2.8 million viewers nationally; 1.6 million in the key demo Adults 18-49,
House claimed the largest premiere audience for the fall '08 season to date.

    
    HOUSE SEASON 5 PREMIERE DATA HIGHLIGHTS:
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    -   2.8 million viewers 2+ nationally
    -   1.6 million viewers A18-49 nationally; 57% of the audience in this
        key demo
    -   13% growth in both 2+ national audience and in the key demo A18-49
        versus last season
    -   Dominates the night in major markets Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary

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    Sept. 17 (A18-49)              NATIONAL    TORONTO  VANCOUVER    CALGARY
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    HOUSE (8-9p)          Global  1,619,000    752,000    254,000     86,000
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    CRIMINAL MINDS        CTV       316,000    139,000     21,000     11,000
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    RICK MERCER REPORT    CBC        94,000     17,000      6,000     16,000
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    THIS HOUR/22 MIN.     CBC        80,000     13,000      5,000      9,000
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    90210 DATA HIGHLIGHTS - EXPERIENCES SOLID GROWTH IN KEY DEMOS:
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    -   790,000 viewers 2+ nationally; 19% increase over previous week
    -   547,000 viewers A18-49 nationally; 18% increase over previous week
    -   Won its time period in key demos A18-49 & A18-34 nationally


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    HOUSE Episode No. 2 Synopsis: 'Not Cancer'
    Tuesday, September 23 - 8:00pm ET/PT

    When people who received organs from a donor who was killed in an
industrial accident five years earlier die suddenly, House must figure out why
to save a recipient who's still alive. To track down information about the
donor and the dead recipients, House hires a PI named Lucas (Michael Weston).
But House also uses Lucas to snoop on Wilson as well as a colleague House is
considering to replace Wilson as his friend.

    90210 Episode No. 4 Synopsis: 'Wide Awake and Dreaming'
    Tuesday, September 23 - 9:00pm ET/PT

    Young romance is in full bloom on opening night of the school production
of "Spring Awakening" as Annie and Ty decide to spend the night together; and
Dixon helps out overwhelmed Silver, the play's stage manager, prompting them
to get closer.

    (All data BBM Nielsen Media Research, based on Adults 18-49 unless
    otherwise indicated.)
    




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