Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X Premiered with 1.6 Million Viewers
Nearly 1 Million Viewers Watched the Big Brother Finale
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TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Global continues its winning streak this fall as last night's primetime lineup maintained the network's position as the most-watched for a second night in a row (in all 18-34, 18-49, and 25-54 demos). It was all about back-to-back game play Wednesday night as the highly anticipated premiere of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X and the nail-biting finale of Big Brother had fans glued to their screens on-air and online.
Kicking off its 33rd season stronger than ever, reality juggernaut Survivor returned with a vengeance as 1.6 million viewers (2+) tuned into the Millennials vs. Gen X premiere last night on Global. Winning its timeslot, the season premiere was the #1 series across all demos (18-34, 18-49, and 25-54) and grew its audience year over year by an impressive 16% for the millennial demo of A18-34, 9% for A18-49, and 13% for A25-54.
One of summer's biggest shows, the finale of Big Brother drew in nearly 1 million viewers (2+), making it the second most-watched series of the night for millennials (A18-34), second only to Global's Survivor. Fans watched Nicole Franzel become the first woman to win against a man in the final two, making Big Brother history. Beating Paul Abrahamian by just one vote, Nicole wasn't the only winner of the night – three-time evictee Victor Arroyo walked away with $25,000 after winning the title of America's Favourite Houseguest.
Last night's stellar primetime lineup also had viewers buzzing online as Big Brother, Survivor, and Chicago P.D. landed within the top five most talked about shows on Twitter, with Big Brother crowned as the #1 tweeted about series.**
Premiere week continues on Global tonight with the series premiere of Pitch at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the season premiere of The Blacklist at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
*Numeris PPM Data, Total Canada, Sep 21/16 – Overnights, AMA(000), A18-49, A25-54, F18-49, F25-54, A18-34, F18-34, M18-34 unless other specified, last season Survivor premiere: Sep23/15
**Brandwatch, September 21, 2016
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