Global Dominates The Night!

Massive Numbers for Bones, Sleepy Hollow and Under the Dome Make Global The #1 Channel Monday Night

TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - With a huge night of jaw-dropping finales and hotly anticipated premieres, viewers flocked to see all the drama of Global's Monday night lineup. The season premiere of fan-favourite Bones won its timeslot with 2 million viewers (2+, National). Nearly 1.6  million viewers (2+, National) flocked to new series Sleepy Hollow to catch the premiere of this eye popping, gothic tale. Under the Dome won its timeslot with 2.1 million viewers (2+, National) watching one of the biggest nail biting finales of the summer. In addition to winning the night, Global saw a 17% increase in viewership over this time last year.

Bones, now in its ninth season, continues to captivate viewers, easily winning its timeslot with 2 million (2+, National) and nearly 750,000 viewers (A18-49, National). Tune in next Monday - 8pm ET/PT as Booth and Brennan go undercover at a marriage retreat where sparks are sure to fly.

The series that has been hailed by critics as "wildly imaginative" (John Doyle, The Globe and Mail) and "a heck of a ride" (Greg David, TVGuide.ca), Sleepy Hollow is a smash hit right out of the gate with nearly 1.6 million (2+, national) people tuning in for the premiere. The series led to a 178% increase in this timeslot over last year (+2, National) and a 125% increase (A18-49, National). Sleepy Hollow is the one to watch! Next week, Ichabod and Lt. Abbie Mills hunt down a vengeful witch from the 1700's. Monday - 9pm ET/PT

Under the Dome, the #1 drama of the summer, finished its season with huge numbers with nearly 2.1 million (2+, National) and 900,000 viewers (A18-49, National). Season 2 returns to Global summer 2014. For those who need their Under the Dome fix or who missed the thriller this summer, they can catch-up on all episodes on the new Global Go app or via GlobalTV.com.

Source: BBM Canada PPM Overnight Data, September 16th 2013, September 17th 2012 8p-11p Confirmed Data,September 24th 2012 Overnight Data

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