TORONTO — Canadian broadcaster Global Television has Canada’s first fall hit TV series in “Glee.”
The Canadian network has drawn two strong episodes from the Fox musical comedy, with the opener pulling in 1.7 million total viewers and the second episode 1.4 million total viewers, according to BBM Canada audience data. That’s an impressive series launch in a Canadian market where 1 million denotes a hit series. In the 18-49 demo, the Fox series netted 937,000 viewers on its first outing and 816,800 in its second week.
While I almost never see Canadian ratings, the audience size vs. the US audience is surprising. Canadian population is about 10% the US population. Imagine if the premiere of Glee in the US drew 17 million viewers and 9.4 million adults 18-49. Party at Fox!