Sunday night’s stacked line-up on HGTV Canada brought down the house with two new, original series premieres, Moving the McGillivrays and Bryan Inc. The Canadian original series were the #1 and #2 most watched series of the night across Canadian specialty (excluding sports).* Moving the McGillivrays, which premiered at 9 p.m. ET/PT drew in 418, 000 (2+) viewers making it the highest rated series premiere amongst McGillivray’s robust roster of hit series for the network. Making HGTV Canada history, Bryan Inc.’s 10 p.m. ET/PT premiere drew 481,000 (2+) viewers, becoming the #1 highest rated series premiere on the channel in the last five years. ( 2+)**
Additional data highlights:
- September 25th is the top ranked Sunday night (8 p.m. – 11 p.m.) on HGTV Canada in the last five years (2+) **
- Across all Canadian TV, which includes conventional channels, Bryan Inc. and Moving the McGillivrays ranked in the Top 20 across multiple key demos (Ind. 2+, A18-49, A25-54, A18-34, W18-49, W25-54, W18-34) excluding sports.***
Viewers who missed the premiere episodes of Moving the McGillivrays and Bryan Inc. can catch up on HGTV.ca.
In next week’s episode of Moving the McGillivrays airing October 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Scott makes a painstaking decision about his newly-bought home and discovers a threatening and very wet problem. Meanwhile, Sabrina nervously goes back to work and Scott embarks on a charitable endeavor: building a home for a deserving family in need.
In the next episode of Bryan Inc. airing October 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Sarah adjusts to her new role with the company, while Bryan goes out of town for work. Will she be able to manage the properties as well as their four kids on her own?
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*Numeris PPM Data/Sep25/16-Overnights, Total Canada, excluding sports, based on Ind. 2+, Adults and Women 25-54/18-49/18-34.
**Numeris PPM Data, Jan1/10-Sep25/16 – Live + same day playback, Total Canada
***Source: Numeris PPM Data, Sep25/16 – overnights, Total Canada, includes CDN CONV COM ENG/CDN SPEC COM ENG/CDN DIG ENG (excluding sports)
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