Jack Is Back! 24's Stunning Return Brings Big Wins For Global



    Over 4 Million Canadians Tune Into Broadcast Premiere

    TORONTO, Jan. 13 /CNW/ - Apparently absence does make the 24 fan grow
fonder. Scores of loyal viewers tuned into the four-hour premiere of the smash
hit program this week reinforcing that without a doubt, 24 remains the most
exciting show on TV.
    In total, over 4.2 million Canadians tuned in at some point during the
two nights, half in the coveted A18-49 demo. Season to season, the two-night
premiere increased 5% (Nat 2+ AMA) and 36% in Toronto (A18-49 AMA) vs. Season
6 premiere.
    "Quite simply, 24 is television at its very best," commented Barbara
Williams, Executive Vice President Content, Canwest Broadcasting. "We are over
the moon the fans are back bigger than ever, and we know that the thrill ride
that is Season 7 will not disappoint."

    
    24 Season 7 PREMIERE HIGHLIGHTS:
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    Sunday, January 11, 2009 - Part One:

    -   The first part of the premiere won the night Nationally A18-49,
        besting CTV's Golden Globes broadcast - most notably, in key market
        of Toronto by 30%
    -   1.4 million Canadians tuned into the broadcast; 835,000 in A18-49

    Monday, January 12, 2009 - Part Two:

    -   Won its time period for the night in A18-49 in Toronto and Vancouver
    -   1.5 million Canadians tuned into the broadcast; 708,000 in A18-49

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                                                         A18-49
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                                   Start
    Program           Channel       time   National Toronto Vancouver Calgary
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    Sunday Jan 11th,
     2009 (8p-10p)
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    24 (8p-10p)    Global Total  20:00:00  835,000  308,000   90,000  37,000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    GOLDEN GLOBE
     AWARDS        CTV Total     20:00:00  785,000  238,000   97,000  39,000
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    DRAGONS' DEN   CBC Total     20:00:00  321,000   53,000   11,000  10,000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    BEING ERICA    CBC Total     21:00:00  122,000   39,000    7,000   6,000
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    Monday Jan 12th,
     2009 (8p-10p)
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    24 (8p-10p)    Global Total  20:00:00  708,000  196,000  117,000  24,000
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    BIG BANG
     THEORY        CTV Total     20:00:00  597,000   94,000   43,000  34,000
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    TWO AND A
     HALF MEN      CTV Total     20:30:00  430,000   51,000   33,000  19,000
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    TWO AND A
     HALF MEN      CTV Total     21:00:00  856,000  135,000  104,000  44,000
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    CORNER GAS     CTV Total     21:31:00  539,000  101,000   49,000  15,000
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    LITTLE MOSQUE  CBC Total     20:00:00  127,000   49,000   14,000  14,000
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    SOPHIE         CBC Total     20:30:00   63,000   15,000   12,000   4,000
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    BEING ERICA    CBC Total     21:00:00  266,000   67,000   27,000  12,000
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    24 will broadcast Mondays - 9pm ET/PT, starting January 19. Episodes can
also be viewed at www.globaltv.com and on Rogers Video On Demand service.

    STAY TUNED NEXT WEEK AS JACK IS DRAGGED DEEPER INTO THE DRAMA:
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    Day 7: 12:00PM-01:00PM

    Jack is forced to take matters into his own hands to avert the imminent
crisis facing the country. Meanwhile, lives are on the line as conflicted
Agent Renee Walker copes with the volatile investigation, and FBI honcho Larry
Moss is forced to keep a closer eye on his team as the nation's security is in
jeopardy. At the White House, international stakes are raised, and the First
Gentleman proceeds with his personal mission.

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

    Global Television is a Canwest Broadcasting network.

    About Canwest Broadcasting:

    Canwest Broadcasting operates two conventional television networks,
Global Television and E!, and twenty-one of the country's most popular
specialty channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel,
Showcase, History Television, Food Network and TVtropolis. Canwest
Broadcasting is a division of Canwest Media Inc.

    About Canwest Media Inc.

    Canwest Media Inc is a subsidiary of Canwest Global Communications Corp.
(www.canwest.com; TSX: CGS and CGS.A). An international media company, Canwest
is Canada's largest publisher of paid English language daily newspapers and
owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in conventional television,
out-of-home advertising, specialty cable channels, web sites and radio
stations in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Indonesia, Singapore, the
United Kingdom and the United States.

    
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For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Grace Park, Publicity Manager,
Global Television & E!, (416) 967-2484, gpark@canwest.com


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