Global scores ratings high this fall

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The network's new U.S. acquisitions account for four of the top five most-watched new programs this season.

Corus-owned Global says it’s on track to become primetime’s most-watched Canadian network this fall.

Its slate of new acquisitions are four of the top five most-watched new programs in Canada. The network has seen ratings wins across six of the top 10 – and 10 of the top 20 – most-watched programs in Canada for viewers this season in the key 25-to-54 age demographic, according to a statement from Corus.

The fall’s most-watched series in the current 10-episode run of CSI: Vegas. Debuting with over 2 million viewers in early October, the forensic-bases series is averaging 1.8 million viewer weekly, securing a spot in the top 10 across all key demos. The most-viewed reality TV series title, meanwhile, was claimed by return hit Survivor – with an average of 1.7 million viewers weekly.

Additional freshman hit NCIS: Hawai’i is the No. 2 most-watched new show, with an average weekly 1.5 million viewers. New series FBI: International is No. 3 with nearly 1.3 million weekly viewers. New comedy series Ghosts is averaging 1.26 million viewers each week.

Also scoring in the ratings is season five of 9-1-1 (the No. 2 most-watched show for total viewers and across all key demos, delivering an average audience of nearly 1.8 million viewers weekly). NCIS, a top-10 performer for total viewers and for the key ages 18 to 34 and 25 to 54 demographic, is averaging 1.6 million viewers each week. Season four of FBI is drawing close, with 1.5 million viewers.

“Claiming more top 20 series than any other network, our dynamic lineup is resonating with viewers,” said Troy Reeb, Global’s EVP broadcast networks, in a statement.