Glee at Global as Series Cracks a Million

There’s glee at Global as the rebroadcast of last spring’s Glee pilot played to 1,040,000 Canadians according to overnight BBM estimates.
And while the usual crime shows on CTV topped it nationally in households (Criminal Minds drew 1,399,000), Glee won the hour among viewers 18-49, 585,000 to 560,000.
The second helping of Glee did not do as well proportionally in the States, drawing 4.12 million on Fox, still good enough for second in the slot among 18-49-year-olds.
I’ve seen two of the next three episodes of Glee and they’re just as entertaining. Wrote about the series today for The Canadian Press, you get read that report here, including info on what to expect in the coming weeks.
Global got a boost from Wipeout, which drew 1,278,000 Wednesday night in front of Glee and did even better in the demo. Proves Canada can’t get enough stupid summertime crap. And look at these other Global numbers: Global National at 6 drew 1,028,000. And hold off on the daytime soap obit; The Young & The Restless at 5 did 1,056,000.
Other Canadian numbers from last night: Bumped up to 7 p.m., CTV’s So You Think You Can Dance Canada still drew 1,002,000 commercial, with the follow up SYTYCDC “Best Routines Ever” half hour getting an even better 1,251,000. CTV’s National News at 11 scored an impressive 1,251,000. Canadian nets must be loving this new PPM Data.
At CBC, reruns of Dragons Den continue to impress, with another 775,000 tuning in Wednesday night. Smart move ordering extra episodes this season. The new BBM math doesn’t seem to be helping CBC’s The National, which found 595,000 viewers at 10.
And, okay, explain this to me again? CBC drops great shows like The Simpsons and Arrested Development to save money, then throws a really lame import, Ghost Whisperer, into the 4 p.m. slot? Ghost scared up just 149,000 Wednesday, with another 50,000 tuning in at midnight.
The new PPM Data has been spitting out some curious numbers all week. Monday Global scored 816,000 for an episode of Entertainment Tonight. The same night, CBC tricked 151,000 into watching a Sophie rerun at 3:30, with just 98,000 catching Sophie in prime time at 8:30. And there were huge returns Tuesday night for Global’s Big Brother (1,808,000) and CTV’s SYTYCDC (1,432,000).
On Sunday, 471,000 turned out for CTV’s back-to-school Degrassi Goes Hollywood movie. It didn’t do great in the demo, either, not surprising given its under 15 appeal. CTV has already ordered another Degrassi movie, and a whopping 23 episodes this season, so Degrassi lives on for now–and probably as long as it continues to be such a popular export.

3 Responses to “Glee at Global as Series Cracks a Million”

  1. Hey Bill:
    Overall are you seeing any kind of effect with the ‘new’ measurement system? Is one network gaining at the expense of another? Just wondering. Hope you’re well.

    Mark

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  2. Bit early to tell, Mark. Seeing sharp swings in different day parts. Right now Global and CTV seem to be up more than CBC but best to wait until the season really starts to weigh in on any bias.

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