From a media release:
DOYLE AND THE DRAGONS EACH DRAW MORE THAN ONE MILLION VIEWERS AS CBC-TVâ€™S WINTER SEASON PREMIERES CONTINUE TO SIZZLE
The rollicking exploits of Allan Hawco as St. Johnâ€™sâ€™ swaggering sleuth, Jake Doyle, won REPUBLIC OF DOYLE its largest season premiere ever last night.
According to the Bureau of Broadcast Measurement (BBM), more than 1.3 million viewers (1,361,000 total; 520,000 in the 25-54 age demographic) caught the season premiere of REPUBLIC OF DOYLE – a jump of 22 per cent over last seasonâ€™s premiere episode.
DRAGONSâ€™ DEN, the top Canadian reality program, attracted nearly 1.5 million viewers (1,496,000 total; 580,000 25-54) with a special â€œsecond chanceâ€ episode which saw entrepreneurs who had previously struck out with the Dragons vying once again to strike new partnership deals.
Last nightâ€™s results bring to five the total of new and returning CBC-TV shows drawing more than one million viewers in their winter season premieres: MARKETPLACE, MR. D., ARCTIC AIR and now DRAGONSâ€™ DEN and REPUBLIC OF DOYLE.
For a full list of CBCâ€™s winter programs, visit www.cbc.ca/seasonpreview