or


[06/22/05 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Family Original Series 'Wildfire' Posts Highest Series Premiere in the History of the Channel

[via press release from ABC Family]

ABC FAMILY ORIGINAL SERIES 'WILDFIRE' POSTS HIGHEST SERIES PREMIERE IN THE HISTORY OF THE CHANNEL

ABC Family Delivers Highest Rated 2Q In the History of the Channel In Primetime and Total Day With Key Adult Demos

June 2005 Was ABC Family's Highest Rated and Most Watched June Ever

Burbank, CA (June 22, 2005) � The ABC Family original scripted drama WILDFIRE delivered the highest series premiere in the history of the channel with a 1.7 HH rating, Monday, June 20 (8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT). It was also the highest delivery in the history of the channel with Adults 18-49 (0.7 rating), Women 18-49 (1.1 rating) and Female Teens 12-17 (4.0 rating). The series ranked fifth among all basic cable in the time period with households and Women 18-34 and fourth with Women 18-49. Versus year ago time period programming, Wildfire increased the key demos of Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 by 75% (0.7 vs. 0.4) and households by 113% (1.7 vs. 0.8).

ABC Family delivered its highest rated and most watched second quarter in the history of the channel in primetime with Adults 18-49 (0.5/476,000) and most watched 2Q on record with Adults 18-34 (222,000). Year-to-year ABC Family delivered a 25% double-digit increase with Adults 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.4).

In total day, ABC Family had its highest rated and most watched second quarter with Adults 18-49 (0.3/265,000) and most watched 2Q on record with total viewers (629,000) and Adults 18-34 (136,000). Year-to-year, ABC Family is up 20% in HH (0.6 vs. 0.5), 10% in total viewers (629,000 vs. 572,000) and 50% in both Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 (0.3 vs. 0.2).

June was ABC Family's highest rated and most watched June in primetime in the channel's history in key adult demos including Adults 18-49 (535,000) and Adults 18-34 (254,000). Year-to-year ABC Family again posted double-digit increases with Adults 18-34 (0.5 vs. 0.4).

Additional 2Q '05 Highlights

� In 2Q '05, Gilmore Girls led ABC Family to a first place finish weekdays 5:00-6:00 PM versus all basic cable with Adults 18-49 and 18-34 (0.5).

� April and May 2005 ABC Family delivered its largest April and May audiences in total day in the history of the channel in 000's, in households, total viewers, Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49.

Additional June Highlights

� The basic cable premiere (June 19, 3:00 � 7:00 PM) of HARRY POTTER & THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS, was basic cable's most watched program in the time period delivering over 1.9 total viewers. The premiere ranked No. 2 with Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 (0.9). The encore of the movie (7:00 � 11:00 PM) delivered over 2.2 million total viewers, making it the fourth most watched program in the time period among all basic cable.

#

Source: Nielsen Galaxy Explorer (3/28/05 � 6/19/05) vs. (3/29/04 � 6/20/04)





  [june 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· GILMORE GIRLS (NETFLIX)
· WILDFIRE (ABC FAMILY)





[02/22/17 - 11:01 AM]
FX Sets Premiere for Third Year of "Fargo"
Production on the Emmy(R) Award and Golden Globe(R) Award winning limited series is currently underway in Calgary with stars Ewan McGregor (in dual roles), Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and David Thewlis.

[02/22/17 - 10:15 AM]
"Lethal Weapon" Renewed for a Second Season on FOX
The series delivers a total Multi-Platform average audience of 11 million viewers and ranks among the Top 5 new series this season.

[02/22/17 - 09:31 AM]
Jamie Chung Joins Cast in Bryan Singer's Untitled Marvel Project for FOX
Chung will star in a series regular role as Clarice Fong, better known as Blink, a sarcastic and lively tomboy.

[02/22/17 - 09:23 AM]
Louis C.K. Filming Two New Stand-Up Specials Exclusively for Netflix
The first of the specials, titled 2017, was filmed in Washington DC, and will premiere April 4, everywhere Netflix is available.

[02/22/17 - 09:11 AM]
Hulu Acquires Subscription Streaming Rights to Emmy(R) Award-Winning Starz Original Series "Black Sails"
All past episodes of the series from previous seasons will become available to stream on Hulu starting today.

[02/22/17 - 08:39 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "This Is Us" Top Demo Charts
The Peacock once again wins the night among adults 18-49.

[02/22/17 - 08:12 AM]
HGTV Renews Seven of Its Popular Fantasy Lifestyle Series
In all, the network has commissioned 146 fresh episodes of the seven series.

[02/22/17 - 08:07 AM]
Elite Triple-G Winners Are Back for Another Chance at Victory on "Guy's Grocery Games: Supermarket Masters Tournament"
The five-week stunt kicks off Sunday, March 12 on Food Network.

[02/22/17 - 07:34 AM]
The End Is Only the Beginning... The Discovery Launches Globally on Netflix Friday, March 31
The film stars Robert Redford, Rooney Mara, Jason Segel, Riley Keough and Jesse Plemons and is a love story set in a world where the afterlife has been scientifically proven, and as a result millions of people start taking their own lives to "get there."

[02/22/17 - 07:31 AM]
Adventurer Josh Gates Explores the Wild Side of Dubai from Sunset to Sunrise on an All-New Special, "Josh Gates: After Dark"
Adventurer and explorer Josh Gates reinvents adventure travel by exploring the wild side of Dubai, all in a single night.

[02/22/17 - 06:02 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Announces World Premiere of "Murder She Baked: Just Desserts"
The new, original movie stars Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison, and premieres Sunday, March 26.

[02/22/17 - 06:01 AM]
Video: Are You a Beast? Two Days Until You Find Out Who Is the... Ultimate Beastmaster
Join Sylvester Stallone, Terry Crews, Charissa Thompson and over 100 elite athletes from around the globe to find out who lives up to the hype.

[02/21/17 - 05:04 PM]
Video: "Marvel's Iron Fist" - "I Am Danny" Featurette
All 13 episodes of "Marvel's Iron Fist" will premiere exclusively on Netflix on March 17.

[02/21/17 - 02:30 PM]
Demi Moore to Join "Empire" in a Recurring Role
Moore will play a take-charge nurse with a mysterious past, who will become ever more treacherously entangled with the Lyon family.

[02/21/17 - 02:02 PM]
VH1's Hit Series "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" Set to Return for Season 6 on Monday, March 6 at 8 PM ET/PT
The series returns for its sixth season with several new additions and returning series vets.