Survivor returns with its biggest premiere in six seasons!

    
               3.1 MILLION LOYAL FANS TUNE INTO SURVIVOR: SAMOA

          GLOBAL WINS THE NIGHT NATIONALLY AND ACROSS ALL KEY DEMOS

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TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - Global's winning streak during the first official TV week of Fall 2009 continued last night as hit reality series Survivor kicked off its 19th edition with Survivor: Samoa. A colossal return with 3.1 million fans tuning in, Survivor won the night 2+ nationally and across all key demos, claiming its biggest premiere since the Panama season in Spring 2006.

    
    SURVIVOR: SAMOA (8pm) SEASON PREMIERE DATA HIGHLIGHTS (A18-49):
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    -   Won the night nationally, and across all key markets
    -   45% growth versus last fall's Survivor: Gabon season premiere
    -   62% growth versus last spring's Survivor: Brazil season premiere
    -   177% more audience than CTV's Vampire Diaries, the closest competitor
        of the night
    -   50% more audience than all four competing conventional networks*
        combined in the A18-49 demo during the 8pm hour (*CTV, CBC, CityTV
        and A Channel) and 40% more audience for total viewers

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    Sept.17 (A18-49)                   NATIONAL   TORONTO  VANCOUVER CALGARY
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    SURVIVOR: SAMOA (8-9p)   Global   1,637,900   365,800   151,500   57,900
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    VAMPIRE DIARIES          CTV        591,800   102,200    71,600   19,500
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    30 ROCK                  CityTV     137,900    24,400    10,200    9,200
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    PARKS & REC. (8:30p)     CityTV     231,200    79,700    24,000   10,300
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    CDA. SUPER SPELLERS      CBC        181,900    21,600     9,600    3,500
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    SO YOU...DANCE           A Channel  139,300    11,600    19,700      N/A
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Viewers who missed the season 19 opener can log onto GlobalTV.com at anytime to catch up on the latest survivor antics.

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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