TOUCHDOWN! GLOBAL'S GLEE SCORES WITH MORE THAN 2.1 MILLION VIEWERS

Clinches Coveted Post-Game Time-Slot Nationally and in All Metered Markets

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TORONTO, Feb. 7 /CNW/ - Last night, Global hit all the right notes with a special post-game episode of Glee. With 2.16 million viewers (Ind 2+, national) tuning in, Glee outplayed CTV's Flashpoint by 64% (Ind 2+, national).

The highly-anticipated "The Sue Sylvester Bowl Shuffle" thrilled audiences nationwide and won its time-slot nationally and in the key metered markets. The much buzzed-about episode featured the glee club taking on Michael Jackson's iconic hit "Thriller" in a mash-up with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Heads Will Roll."

GLEE DATA HIGHLIGHTS (All data A18-49 unless otherwise indicated):

  • Glee garnered 1.29 million viewers nationally in the key demo, 187% more viewers than its closest time-slot competitor, Flashpoint  (CTV)
  • In the three metered markets, Glee bested Flashpoint by 143% in Toronto, 200% in Calgary and 271% in Vancouver
  • Edged out last year's post-Super Bowl broadcast of Undercover Boss (CTV) (Ind 2+, national)

Viewers who missed last night's special episode of Glee can catch up online at GlobalTV.com.

Glee returns to its regular time-slot starting tomorrow with "Silly Love Songs," Tuesday, February 8 at 8pm ET/PT. Love is in the air at McKinley High when the glee club sets up a kissing booth for Valentine's Day. But hearts are broken when their plans go awry.

Source: All data based BBM Canada PPM - Feb. 6, 2011 based on overnight data and Feb. 7, 2010 based on confirmed data.

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Sónia Brum
Global Television
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sonia.brum@shawmedia.ca

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