‘ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A CANADIAN 5th GRADER?’
MOST WATCHED CANADIAN SERIES THIS FALL IN KEY DEMO
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BIGGEST CASH PRIZE WIN IN CANADIAN GAME SHOW HISTORY
(TORONTO – November 23, 2007) – School’s out and Global Television’s Are You Smarter Than a Canadian 5th Grader? finishes at the head of the class… the special 5-part series tops the list as the country’s number one homegrown series amongst viewers 18-49, on TV’s most competitive night.
§ The five special episodes averaged almost 1.2 million total viewers
§ #1 Canadian show season-to-date for key demo Adults 18-49; out-pacing Corner Gas by 19% (551,840 vs. 465,710); and Little Mosque (314,600) by 75%
§ One of the most popular shows for kids and teens nationally, with an average of nearly 120,000 tuning in to support their peers
§ In total, nearly 7 million* Canadians watched the series during its five week run
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Canadian 5th Grader Makes Game Show History…
“What is the term for two lines that intersect at a right angle?” The answer: Perpendicular
26-year old veterinarian, Andrew Oster knew the answer, and he now leaves his mark in the record books as the highest paid primetime game show contestant in Canadian history – with a cash prize totaling $300,000.