Global Hits the Bull's Eye on Tuesday Becoming the Most-Watched Network of the Night

New Series Bull Takes the #1 Spot of the Night with Over 2 Million Viewers

Solidified Hits NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans are the #2 and #3 Series Respectively

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TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2016 /CNW/ - Audiences continued to turn out in droves for Global's new fall primetime lineup. Global was the most-watched network of Tuesday night with the #1, #2, and #3 top series (2+), buoyed by breakout new hit series Bull. Grabbing the bull by the horns, overnight data confirms Bull locked in over 2 million viewers (2+), becoming the top series of the night across all key demos and making it the #1 premiere this season to date. Starring NCIS alumni Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull, the new series surpassed the competition, including CTV's This Is Us, besting their audience (2+) by 71%.

Global's powerhouse NCIS franchise also captured impressive audiences last night as 1.9 million viewers (2+) tuned into the NCIS premiere and 1.3 million viewers (2+) for NCIS: New Orleans. Overall, Global's primetime lineup brought in nearly double the audience of CTV.


  • NCIS: New Orleans season premiere won the 10 p.m. timeslot, outperforming CTV's This is Us premiere by 10% (2+)
  • Bull was the #1 series of the night for 2+, A18-49, W18-49, A25-54, W25-54, and W18-34 
  • Bull grew the 9 p.m. timeslot year over year by 14% (2+), 18% (A18-49), 15% (A25-54), 4% (A18-34), 34% (W18-49), and 29% (W25-54)


Premiere week continues on Global tonight with the season premiere of Chicago P.D. at 7 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the season premiere of Survivor at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Then, reality favourite Big Brother crowns another winner during the season finale at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Viewers who missed the season premieres of NCIS, Bull, and NCIS: New Orleans can catch up on and Global Go

Source: Numeris PPM Data, Total Canada, AMA(000), Sep20/16 – overnights Ind.2+ unless otherwise noted / *Fall Premieres to date: Sep12-Sep20/16 – live + same day, Ind. 2+/A18-49/A25-54/W18-49/W25-54/W18-34 / Time period growth: vs. FL15 (Sep14-Dec20/15) NCIS: New Orleans– Live+same day



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For further information: For media inquiries, contact: Jacqui VanSickle, Senior Publicist, Global Television, 416.860.4224,; Ashley Applebaum, Publicity Manager, Global Television, 416.860.4217,


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