House On Fire! 4.2 Million Canadians Make House Season Premiere Its Highest
Rated Episode Ever

    
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TORONTO, Sept. 22 /CNW/ - The doctor is definitely in. Devoted House fans returned in droves as 4.2 million Canadians tuned in to Global last night for the highly anticipated 2-hour season premiere. House fully sedated the primetime competition coming back with the highest rated premiere in Canadian television over the last four years, as well as becoming the series' most-watched episode in its six season history.

    
    HOUSE (8-10pm) 2-HOUR SEASON 6 PREMIERE DATA HIGHLIGHTS (A18-49):
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    -   Audience peaked at 4.5 million at 9:42pm
    -   Won the night nationally, and across the three major markets for all
        key demos
    -   Going head-to-head over the 2-hours, more than tripled the audience
        of CTV's Dancing With The Stars season premiere
    -   Captured 63% more audience over closest competitor of the night,
        CTV's C.S.I. Miami season premiere
    -   Versus CityTV's primetime lineup (How I Met Your Mother, Accidentally
        on Purpose and Law & Order: UK), House garnered 8.5 times the
        audience for the key demo A18-49

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    Sept. 21 (A18-49)                  NATIONAL  TORONTO  VANCOUVER  CALGARY
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    HOUSE  (8-10p)            Global  2,211,500  545,300   250,700   109,500
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    DANCING...STARS (8-10p)   CTV       714,200  193,300   104,000    30,800
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    HOW I MET YOUR MOTH. (8p) CityTV    402,100  149,400    37,500    38,200
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    ACCID. ON PURPOSE (8:30p) CityTV    350,300  104,800    34,900    27,600
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    LAW/ORDER: UK (9-10p)     CityTV     31,900   15,300     5,400     2,600
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    LITTLE MOSQUE (8p)        CBC        61,700   12,400     1,000     2,300
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    JUST FOR LAUGHS (8:30p)   CBC       125,700   15,000     8,100     2,100
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    RON JAMES (9-10p)         CBC       236,200   27,600     5,900     7,300
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    GOSSIP GIRL (8-9p)        A CH.     120,300   21,700    17,000       N/A
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    21/2 MEN (9p)             A CH.     464,100  144,000    44,200       N/A
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    BIG BANG THEORY (9:30p)   A CH.     485,900  131,600    41,200       N/A
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    Viewers who missed last night's season six premiere can log onto
GlobalTV.com at anytime to catch up on this amazing and witty drama.

    ATTENTION HOUSE FANS: TUNE IN NEXT WEEK AS THE INSANITY CONTINUES:
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    HOUSE Episode: 'Epic Fail'
    Monday, September 28 - 8pm ET/PT
    

House leaves the hospital and tells Cuddy that he's making major changes in his life. At the hospital, Foreman wants House's job but is having trouble with a case involving a video-game designer who posts his symptoms on the Internet, and takes treatment suggestions offered by online correspondents over those offered by the team. This development upsets Foreman and threatens his relationship with Thirteen.

Source: All data, as of August 31st 2009, BBM Canada PPM Overnight Data based on Adults 18-49 unless otherwise indicated.

SOURCE Global Television

For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Grace Park, Global Television, (416) 967-2484, gpark@globaltv.com


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