Global Is The Most-Watched Network In Primetime For Premiere Week


Global Celebrates 3 of the Top 5 New Programs

Bull is the #1 Series for Total Viewers        

Comedy Kevin Can Wait Becomes the #1 New Comedy

Survivor Holds the Top Spot as the #1 Series for A18-34, A18-49 and A25-54

Toronto, Canada – Final data confirms Global is the #1 network for premiere week (September 19-25, 2016) in core primetime. The Network’s core primetime audience has grown year over year across all key demos including: 14% (2+), 3% (A18-34), 7% (A18-49), and 9% (A25-54). Global also claims 3 of the Top 5 new series with Bull, MacGyver, and Kevin Can Wait grabbing top spots across all key demos.

Canada’s Top 5 Most-Watched New Programs (2+)

Rank Network Program
1 Global Bull
2 CTV Designated Survivor
3 Global MacGyver
4 CTV This Is Us
5 Global Kevin Can Wait


Canada Top 5 Most-Watched New Programs (A18-49)

Rank Network Program
1 CTV Designated Survivor
2 Global Bull
3 CTV This Is Us
4 Global Kevin Can Wait
5 Global MacGyver


Canada Top 5 Most-Watched New Programs (A25-54)

Rank Network Program
1 Global Bull
2 CTV Designated Survivor
3 CTV This Is Us
4 Global Kevin Can Wait
5 Global MacGyver


Canadians welcomed back Michael Weatherly with open arms as final data reveals 2.8 million viewers (2+) tuned in to the series premiere of Bull, making it not only the #1 new series for A25-54, W18-49, and W25-54, but also the #1 series overall with total viewers (2+).

Another fan favourite also made a comeback in a big way as comedy king Kevin James returned with his new series Kevin Can Wait garnering over 1.6 million viewers (2+). As the #1 new comedy (2+ and all key demos), Kevin Can Wait not only ranks among Canada’s Top 5 new series, but also lands in the Top 10 programs for A18-34, A18-49, W18-34, M18-34, M18-49, and M25-54.

Global’s Friday night lineup also saw big numbers as final data confirms 2.2 million (2+) viewers watched the premiere of new series MacGyver. As the #1 series of the night, the action-adventure drama was the biggest Friday night premiere on Global in over 5 years. The iconic reboot also lands in the Top 10 most-watched series (2+), and in the Top 20 for the other key demos (A18-34, A18-49, and A25-54).

Complementing the success of the network’s new series, Global’s longstanding hit Survivor also maintains its staying power during premiere week. Now in its 33rd season, the reality champ captures the #1 spot as the most-watched series for A18-34, A18-49 and A25-54, growing 16% (A18-34 and A18-49), and 17% (A25-54) year over year.

Overall, Global crushed the competition premiere week as the #1 network in total viewers, claiming the #1 series (2+), 3 of the Top 5 new series, and 7 of the Top 10 most-watched programs (2+) in core primetime.

Canada’s Top 10 Most-Watched Programs (2+)

Rank Network Program
1 Global Bull
2 CTV Designated Survivor
3 Global NCIS
4 CTV The Big Bang Theory
5 Global Survivor: Millennials vs Gen X
6 CTV Grey’s Anatomy
7 Global MacGyver
8 Global Hawaii Five-0
9 Global NCIS: New Orleans
10 Global The Blacklist


  • With over 5 million viewers (2+) new series Pitch ranks in the Top 20 of Canada’s most-watched programs in multiple demos (2+, A18-34, A18-49, and A25-54)
  • Successful Friday night drama Hawaii Five-0 also lands in the Top 20 for A18-34, A18-49, and A25-54

New series premieres continue to join Global’s lineup including last night’s debut of the new time travel drama Timeless which brought in an impressive 1.1 million viewers (2+), winning its timeslot for A18-34 and A18-49. Later this month, new comedy Man with a Plan starring Matt LeBlanc joins the schedule on Monday, October 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, while Thursday welcomes two new series beginning Thursday, October 27 with Pure Genius (7 p.m. ET/PT) and The Great Indoors (8:30 p.m. ET/PT).

Viewers who missed any of Global’s fall primetime lineup can catch up on and Global Go.

Source: Numeris confirmed data , Total Canada, AMA(000), premiere week 2016 (Sept 19-25),  National program schedule  8-11p, growth vs. premiere week 2015 (Sept 21-27)

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