Canada's ratings race officially a dead heat...

In one of the most competitive Fall seasons on record, Global Television continues to come on strong – shattering one of Canada’s long-held ratings monopolies with a month of stellar performance in the industry’s vital 18-49 demographic.

Following the first 4 weeks of the new season, the primetime Top 10 race is a dead heat for the first time in years.

Led by ratings juggernaut, “House”, Global Television has delivered 6 of Canada’s Top 10 favourite programs for the period of September 17-October 14th, capturing the attention of key media observers and opinion-makers.

A straightforward, consistent look at the numbers speaks volumes:

all 2007

Canada’s Top 10 Programs – Adults 18-49

HOUSE 1,741,000 Global

SURVIVOR: CHINA 1,283,000 Global

GREY’S ANATOMY 1,142,000 CTV

HEROES 1,129,000 Global

C.S.I. 1,018,000 CTV

FAMILY GUY 974,000 Global

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES 945,000 CTV

C.S.I. MIAMI 915,000 CTV

PRISON BREAK 856,000 Global

THE SIMPSONS 833,000 Global

RATINGS RACE ’07 HIGHLIGHTS:

Overall, Global’s 18-49 audiences have increased 17% in primetime…with CTV’s 18-49 audiences dropping 22% compared to the same time period last year (September 24-October 14).

Regionally, Global’s Top 10 performance matches national wins…

Toronto: Global-6/10, CTV-3/10, CBC-1/10
Vancouver: Global-5/10, CTV-3/10, CBC-1/10, CITY-1/10

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