Building off of last year’s successful fall, Global continues to deliver hits across all TV genres during premiere week 2019 (September 23-29). Featuring the #1 new series with breakout hit Prodigal Son, #1 reality champ Survivor, and the most-watched late-night show Saturday Night Live, Global celebrates a solid start to the fall season, claiming 4 of the Top 5 and 10 of the Top 20 most-watched series in Canada.
Canada’s Top 10 Most-Watched Programs (2+)
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Provocative crime series Prodigal Son is the chosen one this fall as the serial killer drama earns the title as the #1 new series for total viewers and all key demos. As the first new series to receive a full-season pick-up, final data confirms 1.8 million viewers tuned in to the complex father-son drama, also garnering the #3 spot as the most-watched series overall for the young adults demo (A18-34).
Along with new series Prodigal Son, Global’s fall drama roster claims half of the Top 10 most-watched series with the sophomore season of medical drama New Amsterdam (2.3 million viewers), larger-than-life series 9-1-1 (2.1 million viewers), longstanding hit NCIS (2.0 million viewers), and the Missy Peregrym procedural FBI (2.0 million viewers).
No guesses here! Global maintains its reign in the reality TV genre revealing Survivor as the #1 reality series. With 2.2 million viewers, Season 39 holds strong in the Top 5 programs across all key demos, and has increased its audience year-over-year by 6% (2+) and 10% (A18-34).
COMEDY / LATE-NIGHT
Saturday Night Live remains the reigning champion of the late-night comedy scene as the #1 late-night show for total viewers and across all key demos. Meanwhile, Global’s new comedy The Unicorn finds love in the younger A18-34 demo becoming this fall’s most-watched new comedy.
Complementing Global’s fall TV wins, fans also flocked to Global’s social accounts during premiere week with @GlobalTV reaching approximately 8 million people*. With over 150,000 engagements and over 244,000 mentions of Global’s series, social standouts include Prodigal Son becoming the most- mentioned new drama, 9-1-1 as the most-talked about returning drama, and Big Brother as the #1 most- mentioned reality series on social media.** For the latest social updates, viewers can follow Global on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for sneak peek clips, engaging original content, and witty memes and gifs.
Viewers can stream all of Global’s content on GlobalTV.com and the Global TV app available on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Android TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku. To unlock Global’s entire lineup of new and returning series, viewers can sign in online or on the Global TV app with their TV service provider credentials to access full episodes and exclusive clips anytime. For more information, visit GlobalTV.com.