Reality Favourite Outplays American Idol and Wins the Night Nationally

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TORONTO, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - Last night 2.7 million (Ind 2+, national) Canadians cast their vote for their favourite reality series: Survivor: Redemption Island on Global. Now in its 22nd reincarnation with a new twist and the return of infamous castaways Boston Rob and Russell Hantz, the cultural juggernaut was the most-watched program of the night nationally.

Going head-to-head (8-9pm), Survivor: Redemption Island outperformed its closest timeslot competitor, CTV's American Idol by 28% in the key Adults 18-49 demo nationally.

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

  • Survivor: Redemption Island had 1.3 million viewers nationally, and won the night in the country's largest television markets - Toronto and Vancouver - in the key A18-49 demo
  • Survivor: Redemption Island outplayed its closest competitor, CTV's American Idol first hour (8-9pm) by 69% in Toronto; 128% in Vancouver
  • More than tripled Citytv's Minute to Win It audience and doubled CBC's Dragon's Den in the Toronto market
  • Survivor: Redemption Island is up 9% for Ind 2+ and 11% for A18-49 (national) versus last Fall's Survivor: Nicaragua average

Viewers who missed the Survivor: Redemption Island premiere can catch up online at

Next week (Wednesday, February 23 - 8pm ET/PT), another castaway is sent to Redemption Island where the two exiled players will face off for a chance to return to the game. 

Source: All data based BBM Canada PPM - Feb. 16, 2011 based on overnight data

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