Reality Double Dose Dominates on Global

Survivor: South Pacific Premiere Wins the Night with 2.1 Million Viewers

Big Brother Finale Wins its Timeslot with 1.5 Million

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TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2011 /CNW/ - Survivor: South Pacific dominated the competition last night with 2.1 million viewers (2+, national) tuning into Global for the premiere of the perennial fan favourite, winning the night nationally and in the country's biggest markets, Toronto and Vancouver (Adults 18-49).

SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC 8PM DATA HIGHLIGHTS (All data Adults 18-49 unless otherwise indicated):

  • Won the night with just over 1 million viewers nationally in the key demo
  • Outperformed closest competitor of the night, CityTV's America's Got Talent finale by 61%
  • Won its timeslot in all key markets

Following Survivor was Global's smash hit series Big Brother which wrapped its season by taking the top spot in its timeslot, drawing an audience of 1.5 million (2+, national) and over 800,000 viewers nationally (A 18-49).

Survivor and Big Brother were the most watched programs of the night with 5.6 million* different Canadians tuned in to watch Global over the three hours (8-11pm).

It was a great night for Shaw Media all around as History Television dominated eight of the Top 10 shows on the specialty dial (A 25-54) with a combination of Pawn Stars, Ice Road Truckers, Swamp People and American Restoration.

Viewers who missed last night's Survivor premiere and the Big Brother finale can catch up on

Source: BBM Canada PPM Overnight Data - September 14, 2011 A2+, A18-49, and A25-54 AMA(000), Cume Reach*, 8p-11p, Total Canada, A2+, Global Total.

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