The Power Of Glee

     Over 2 Million Canadians 'Express Themselves' and Tune in to Global
           for a Madonna-Themed Episode of the Year's No.1 New Show

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TORONTO, April 21 /CNW/ - Last night's Madonna inspired episode of Glee rocked GLEEks nationwide with over 2 million tuning in to the broadcast (2+).

From cone-shaped bras to lacy gloves, "The Power of Madonna" episode paid tribute to the Queen of Pop with Glee cast versions of some of her most famous tracks including Vogue, Like a Prayer and Express Yourself.

    GLEE DATA HIGHLIGHTS (Adults 18-49):
    -   Won the night nationally with 1.1 million viewers, beating CTV's
        American Idol
    -   Beat timeslot competitor CTV's Lost by 61% nationally
    -   Also won the night in the three key metered markets
    -   23% increase in week over week audience growth in Calgary
    -   Second highest audience of the season behind last week's record
        breaking return episode (national 2+)

    A18-49 (9-10pm)                 National   Toronto   Vancouver   Calgary
    GLEE                 Global    1,117,100   266,600     125,700    57,400
    LOST                   CTV       694,100   197,900      64,700    31,300
    THE BIGGEST LOSER    CityTV      336,600   101,900      43,700    26,400
    THE MIDDLE             'A'        53,400    30,000       2,900     2,100
    NEW ADV OLD CHRISTINE  'A'        40,100    16,600       7,200       400

GLEEks who missed this week's episode or want to see it again can tune into Global this Friday at 9pm ET/PT for an encore presentation or log on anytime to

Tuesday, April 27 - 9pm ET/PT (xx)All-New Episode(xx)

"HOME": When Kurt sets his dad, Burt (guest star Mike O'Malley), up with an unexpected partner his plan for a nuclear family may backfire. Sue demands that the Cheerios! go on a crazy diet in preparation for a big interview with "Splits" magazine and April Rhodes (guest star Kristin Chenoweth) returns to save Will and the glee club.

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

SOURCE Global Television

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

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