Canadians 'Gleek Out' For Glee

2.1 Million Canadians Tune In To Global's Top Ten Hit Series and the Year's No. 1 New Show

Glee Beats CTV's American Idol in Key Demo

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TORONTO, April 14 /CNW/ - Glee, pop culture phenomenon and Canada's No. 1 New Show, made its much anticipated return to primetime last night with 2.1 million tuning in to the broadcast nationally (2+) to get their Glee on.

From Oprah to Obama, GLEEks around the world have been waiting for more of the award-winning series and last night's return episode did not disappoint. With upcoming A-list guest stars including Lady Gaga, Neil Patrick Harris, Jennifer Lopez and more, GLEEmania shows no signs of slowing down.

    GLEE DATA HIGHLIGHTS (All data for Adults 18-49):
      -  Most-watched episode of the series to date
      -  Up 22% from the series' fall average
      -  Won the night nationally for A18-49 with 1.3 million viewers,
         beating American Idol by 21%
      -  Also won the night in the three key metered markets

    Top Performers          NATIONAL   TORONTO  VANCOUVER  CALGARY
    of the Night
    for April 13,
    2010 (A18-49)
    Glee            Global  1,268,300  341,700   128,300    46,600
    American Idol    CTV    1,049,600  226,900   101,100    45,300
    Dancing With
    the Stars -
    Results          'A'     510,900   157,400    60,800    18,100
    Biggest Loser   CityTV   382,200   119,000    35,400    37,800

GLEEks can log onto for the latest scoop on the show, guest stars, cast news and to catch up on full episodes the day after broadcast.

Tuesday, April 20 - 9pm ET/PT (xx)All-New Episode(xx)

"THE POWER OF MADONNA": Mr. Schuester is concerned that the girls in the glee club are being disrespected and bullied by the guys. Looking to Madonna and her musical message of equality as inspiration, he challenges the entire team to choose Madonna songs as their next assignment in the hopes that the girls embrace her strength, independence and confidence and that the guys will see the error of their misogynistic ways. The glee club takes the assignment to heart as they perform some of Madonna's greatest hits, including "Express Yourself" and "Like a Prayer." Meanwhile, Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Mercedes (Amber Riley) give Sue (Jane Lynch) a vote of confidence with a Madonna makeover that is definitely in "Vogue."

Source: All data, as of August 31st 2009, BBM Canada PPM Overnight Data based on Adults 18-49 unless otherwise indicated.

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For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Jacqueline Kendall, Global Television, (416) 934-7850,

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