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[December 12, 2012]

Global Dominates Fall 2012 - Network's Midseason Lineup Continues Stellar Trajectory

TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2012, 2012 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) -- Fall's Biggest Hits Are Back, Including Bones, Hawaii Five-0, NCIS, NCIS: LA, Vegas, Survivor, Chicago Fire, Glee and Elementary New Series Deception and Zero Hour Plus the Return of Bomb Girls Round Out Solid Schedule For additional photography and press kit materials visit: http://shawmediatv.ca and follow us on Twitter at @shawmediaTV_PR / @GlobalTV_PR To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/T5Rw6d TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - As the Fall 2012 season wraps up, Global is clearly leading the pack. With only a few weeks remaining, the network securely holds six of the Top 10 positions, more than any other network. Elementary is the #1 new series and Global is the only network with two new series in the Top 20 (2+, National). The bankable hits are back this January along with a few exciting additions, steadily building on Global's momentum for midseason.


FALL TOP 10 RANKER (Adults 18-49, National) _____________________________________________________ | | | |AMA (000)| |_____________|_____________________|_______|_________| |RANKED A18-49|PROGRAM |CHANNEL|A18-49 | |_____________|_____________________|_______|_________| | 1 |Big Bang Theory |CTV |2084.0 | |_____________|_____________________|_______|_________| | 2 |Two and a Half Men |CTV |1345.0 | |_____________|_____________________|_______|_________| | 3 |Survivor: Philippines|Global |1311.0 | |_____________|_____________________|_______|_________| | 4 |Grey's Anatomy |CTV |1251.0 | |_____________|_____________________|_______|_________| | 5 |Amazing Race |CTV |1212.0 | |_____________|_____________________|_______|_________| | 6 |NCIS: Los Angeles |Global |947.0 | |_____________|_____________________|_______|_________| | 7 |Glee |Global |936.0 | |_____________|_____________________|_______|_________| | 8 |NCIS |Global |904.0 | |_____________|_____________________|_______|_________| | 9 |Bones |Global |904.0 | |_____________|_____________________|_______|_________| | 10 |Elementary |Global |899.0 | |_____________|_____________________|_______|_________| FALL 2012 KEY DATA HIGHLIGHTS (All data A18-49, National Unless Stated Otherwise): -- Global bested the competition claiming the #1 primetime spot Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights with Bones, NCIS: LA and Survivor, respectively -- Survivor is the #1 reality show for 2+, Adults/Women/Men 18-49 & 25-54, National -- Global dominates the Top 10 with double the primetime hours versus its closest competitor -- Global has increased or maintained its presence in the Top 10 and/or Top 20 nationally and in all the key markets -- Elementary is the #1 new series for 2+, Adults/Women/Men 18-49 & 25-54, National -- Elementary is the only new program to make the Top 10 -- Vegas is a Top 20 series for 2+, A25-54 and Men 18-49 & 25-54 -- Chicago Fire is a Top 20 for Women 18-49 & 25-54 -- Global's primetime shows are growing year-over-year including: Survivor (9%); NCIS: LA (19%); ET Canada (17%); and Saturday Night Live (35%) in late night "We had a spectacular fall season and we are moving into the new year with huge confidence," said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media. "With the strength and stability of the Global schedule, we are focused on continuing this momentum with our returning proven hit performers and engaging new series, reinforcing our position as primetime leaders." Canadians made Bomb Girls a certified hit - averaging 1.3 million viewers per episode, it became the #1 new Canadian Original series last winter. The series makes its highly anticipated return Wednesday, January 2 - 8pm ET/PT with 12 new, hour-long episodes. The bomb girls must come face-to-face with the war as wounded soldiers return home; among them are casualties, foreigners and hidden foes. But the girls know that the steadfast friendships they forged on the frontlines of Victory Munitions means someone always has their back. Season two guest stars Rosie O'Donnell and features has an exciting slate of cameos.

Michael Seater (Life with Derek) joins the talented ensemble cast led by Academy Award(®)-nominee Meg Tilly (Agnes of God, The Big Chill), Jodi Balfour (The Sinking of the Laconia), Ali Liebert (Hellcats), Charlotte Hegele (Murdoch Mysteries), Anastasia Phillips (Skins) and Antonio Cupo (American Mary).

The compelling 13-part, hour-long drama Deception premieres Monday, January 7 - 9pm ET/PT. Plagued by their privileged socialite daughter's notorious partying ways, the wealthy Bowers family must now face the media in light of her death from an apparent drug overdose. Suspicions arise and undercover Detective Joanna Locasto (Meagan Good, Think Like a Man), a former childhood friend of the troubled young heiress, steps in to shine some light on buried secrets. Deception also stars Canada's own Victor Garber (Alias, Glee), Tate Donovan (Damages) and Katherine LaNasa (Alfie).

Suspense thriller Zero Hour premieres Thursday, February 14 - 8pm ET/PT. The 13-part, hour-long series stars Anthony Edwards (ER) as Hank Foley, the editor of a sceptics magazine with over 20 years experience debunking conspiracy theories. Hank must now confront a mystery of his own when his beautiful young wife (Jacinda Barrett, Ladder 49) is abducted from her antique clock shop. Racing against time, Hank needs to unlock a series of clues that go back centuries to save his wife and humanity. Zero Hour also stars Michael Nyqvist (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Carmen Ejogo (Chaos, Kidnapped), Scott Michael Foster (Greek, The River), and Addison Timlin (Californication, Derailed).

New series Deception and Zero Hour and season two of Bomb Girls will join the highly anticipated returns of perennial fan favourites, Bones, Hawaii Five-0, NCIS, NCIS: LA, Vegas, Survivor, Chicago Fire, Glee and Elementary.

Complete winter primetime grid attached.

Source: BBM Canada PPM Data, Total Canada AMA (000) FL'12 (Sept10-Nov25/2011),FL'11 (Sept12-Nov27/2011), Rankers 3+ airings A18-49 unless otherwise noted Bomb Girls Source: BBM Canada PPM Data, Total Canada AMA (000), SP12 (Jan2-May27/2012), Rankers 3+ airings Ind2+ unless otherwise noted SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Twitter: @GlobalTV_PR @ShawMediaTV_PR Facebook: Facebook.com/globaltelevision Global Television is a Shaw Media Network About Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 18 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, NYSE - SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.

Image with caption: "Global Winter Schedule (CNW Group/Global Television)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121212_C8268_PHOTO_EN_21889.jpg SOURCE: Global Television To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2012/12/c8268.html SOURCE: Global Television SOURCE: Shaw Media For media inquiries, please contact: Katia Houde, Publicist Global Television, Shaw Media 416-934-7053 Katia.Houde@ShawMedia.ca Grace Park, Publicity Manager Global Television, Shaw Media 416-967-2484 Grace.Park@ShawMedia.ca

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