It's Super Tuesday! Global's Night Of Premieres Takes The No.1 Spot

    
              2.5 MILLION LOYAL FANS TUNE IN FOR RETURN OF NCIS
           FOLLOWED BY STRONG PERFORMANCES OF NEW SERIES NCIS: LA
                              AND THE GOOD WIFE

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TORONTO, Sept. 23 /CNW/ - Global showcased an amazing lineup of premieres, allowing the network to take the night nationally 2+ with NCIS, NCIS: LA and The Good Wife, beating out the closest competitor of the night (CTV's So You Think You Can Dance Canada, The Mentalist, and Law & Order: SVU) by 35%; as well as in the key A18-49 demo by 14%.

The return of fan favourite NCIS kicked off the new Tuesday primetime schedule, and set the pace as the highest rated show of the night. Then, proving the sheer power of the brand, new spin-off series NCIS: LA won its timeslot both nationally 2+ and in the key demo Adults 18-49. Finally at 10pm, the critically acclaimed drama The Good Wife, starring Julianna Margulies, received solid audience sampling on both sides of the border, with nearly 1.4 million viewers 2+ tuning in right here at home.

    
    NCIS (8pm) SEASON 7 PREMIERE DATA HIGHLIGHTS:
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    -   2.46 million viewers 2+; 966,000 in key demo A18-49
    -   No.1 program of the night nationally and in the Toronto and
        Vancouver markets across all key demos
    -   Going head to head with CTV's So You Think You Can Dance Canada, NCIS
        had double the audience 2+ and 62% more in the key A18-49 demo
        nationally

    NCIS: LA (9pm) SERIES PREMIERE DATA HIGHLIGHTS:
    -----------------------------------------------
    -   1.70 million viewers 2+; 677,000 in key demo A18-49
    -   Won its timeslot nationally and in the Toronto and Vancouver markets
        for both 2+ and A18-49
    -   20% more audience (2+ national) than CTV's The Mentalist, its closest
        competitor in the timeslot and 16% more audience in the key A18-49
        demo

    THE GOOD WIFE (10pm) SERIES PREMIERE DATA HIGHLIGHTS:
    -----------------------------------------------------
    -   1.39 million viewers 2+; 410,000 in key demo A18-49
    -   Finished a close second to historical timeslot winner, CTV's Law &
        Order: SVU, which was ahead by a slim 4% margin (2+ national)
    -   Beat CityTV's The Jay Leno show by 50% nationally A18-49; 30% in
        Toronto; 80% in Vancouver
    -   South of the border, The Good Wife premiered equally strong on CBS
        with 14 million viewers (2+) and delivered the network's largest
        premiere in that timeslot since 2002

    Viewers can log onto GlobalTV.com at anytime to catch up on these amazing
episodes and so much more.

    ATTENTION FANS: TUNE IN NEXT WEEK AS SUPER TUESDAYS CONTINUE ON GLOBAL
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    NCIS Episode: 'Reunion'
    Tuesday, September 29 - 8pm ET/PT

    The deaths of a marine and his two friends are investigated; and Gibbs
gets the final decision regarding Ziva, but is unprepared for how the news
affects him.

    NCIS: LA Episode: 'The Only Easy Day'
    Tuesday, September 29 - 9pm ET/PT

    Hanna has conflicted emotions in the case of a murdered drug dealer when
he learns his Navy Seal comrades are involved.

    THE GOOD WIFE Episode: 'Stripped'
    Tuesday, September 29 - 10pm ET/PT

    A stripper claims she was raped at a prominent businessman's bachelor
party, and Alicia represents her after the state's attorney refuses to pursue
criminal charges.

    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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