or


[07/13/06 - 12:00 AM]
Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Scares Up Title as Ad-Supported Cable's #1 New Original Scripted Series Debut for the Year-To-Date Among Key Adult Demos

[via press release from TNT]

NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES: FROM THE STORIES OF STEPHEN KING Scares Up Title as Ad-Supported Cable�s #1 New Original Scripted Series Debut for the Year-to-Date among Key Adult Demos

Battleground, Starring William Hurt, Ranks as Cable�s Top Program of the Night with 5.2 Million Viewers; Crouch End, Starring Eion Bailey and Claire Forlani, Comes in Second for the Night with 4.8 Million Viewers

Four-Week Collection of Eight Mind-Bending Tales Continues Each Wednesday at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Turner Network Television (TNT)�s critically acclaimed all-star television event NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES: FROM THE STORIES OF STEPHEN KING debuted last night with the commercial-free presentation of Battleground, starring Oscar winner William Hurt, which ranked as ad-supported cable�s #1 new original scripted series debut among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 for the year-to-date, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research. Battleground, which delivered more than 5.2 million viewers overall, was followed by Crouch End, starring Eion Bailey and Claire Forlani, which delivered 4.8 million viewers. The stories ranked as cable�s top two programs for the night among key adult demos, viewers and households and helped TNT rank as cable�s top network for the night. Battleground was presented uninterrupted and commercial-free, sponsored by Hyundai.

�Once again, TNT has lit up the summer with critically acclaimed programming that really scores with viewers,� said Steve Koonin, executive vice president and chief operating officer for TNT and sister network TBS. �We are very proud of NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES and thrilled that the audience response to its well-crafted stories has been so strong.�

Ratings highlights for the premiere night of TNT�s NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES:

-- Battleground ranks as ad-supported cable�s #1 new scripted series debut for the year-to-date among adults 18-49 (2,521,000) and adults 25-54 (2,877,000), beating the previous title holder, Psych, which debuted last week with 2,461,000 adults 18-49 and 2,762,000 adults 25-54.

-- Battleground also ranked as cable�s top program for the night among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, as well as among persons 2+ (5,240,000) and households (3.9 coverage rating, 3.2 national rating, 3,559,000 households).

-- Crouch End ranked behind Battleground as cable�s second-highest-rated program for the day among adults 18-49 (2,518,000); adults 25-54 (2,757,000); persons 2+ (4,757,000); and households (3.4 coverage rating, 2.8 national rating, 3,123,000 households).

-- TNT ranked as cable�s #1 network in prime time last night among key adult demos, viewers and households. In broadcast prime, TNT bested ABC, UPN and The WB among the same categories.

NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES: FROM THE STORIES OF STEPHEN KING continues Wednesday, July 19, with adaptations of Umney�s Last Case, starring Emmy winner and Oscar nominee William H. Macy (Fargo, TNT�s Door to Door and The Wool Cap) and Jacqueline McKenzie (The 4400, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood), and The End of the Whole Mess, featuring Golden Globe nominees Ron Livingston (Band of Brothers, The Cooler) and Henry Thomas (E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Legends of the Fall).

NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES comes to TNT from Bill Haber�s Ostar Productions, with Haber (The Uprising, Jack and the Bean Stalk: The True Story, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow) serving as executive producer. The series producers include Mike Robe, Jeffrey Hayes and John McMahon.

Turner Network Television (TNT), a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television�s destination for drama and one of cable�s top-rated networks. It offers original movies and series, including the blockbuster detective series The Closer, starring Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Kyra Sedgwick; Saved, a new character-driven drama starring Tom Everett Scott; and this summer�s four-week television event Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King. TNT is also home to powerful one-hour dramas, such as Without a Trace, Law & Order, Las Vegas, Cold Case, ER, Charmed and Judging Amy; broadcast premiere movies; compelling prime-time specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA. TNT is also available in high-definition.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and a leading provider of programming for the television industry.

Source: Turner Research from Preliminary Nielsen Media Research data, based on most current data available (Live+SD). Complete and final data (Live+7) will be available in two weeks. Prime time is M-Su 8-11pm. Total Day reflects total programming hours for each network as reported by Nielsen. The following networks do not program the entire M-Su 6a-6a daypart: A&E, ABC Fam, ADSM, Bio, CMDY, CNBC, Court TV, Discovery, ENT, FX, FOOD, GAME, HIST, HGTV, Lifetime, NAN, NGC, NICK, OXY, HALL, TLC, TSOU, WE, WGN and SPIKE. All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 110,200,000 homes. Movie rankings include all ad-supported program telecasts coded as feature films in Nielsen Media Research systems. (Data for 3 a.m.-6 a.m. last night not yet available.)





  [july 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· 4400, THE (USA)
· BAND OF BROTHERS (HBO)
· DOOR TO DOOR (TNT)
· JIM HENSON'S JACK AND THE BEANSTALK: THE REAL STORY (CBS)
· NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES: FROM THE STORIES OF STEPHEN KING (TNT)
· PSYCH (USA)
· UPRISING (NBC)
· WOOL CAP, THE (TNT)





[07/30/14 - 01:05 PM]
American Heroes Channel New Original Series "Hardcore Heroes" Showcases Extraordinary Feats by Everyday People
Premiering Wednesday, August 6, this action-packed series follows these courageous fighters as they battle the elements, save hundreds of lives, and ultimately, change the course of history forever.

[07/30/14 - 12:45 PM]
ESPN's Dan Shulman, John Kruk to Call "Sunday Night Baseball" atop Green Monster at Fenway Park Aug 3
The duo will be joined by ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney who will provide reports from the field.

[07/30/14 - 12:38 PM]
Discovery's Hit Series "Bering Sea Gold" Returns for Its Fourth Season with Crews Battling Against Extreme Conditions and Each Other for the Ultimate Payout
The series returns Friday, August 22 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[07/30/14 - 12:00 PM]
TNT Renews Real-Life Crime Series "Cold Justice" for Third Season
Season three is slated for early 2015 and will feature both new states and types of cases never seen on the show before.

[07/30/14 - 10:51 AM]
Paramount Digital Entertainment Announces New Original Comedy Series "Resident Advisors" Produced by Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman
The series will star Ryan Hansen, Jamie Chung, Alison Rich, Andrew Bachelor, Graham Rogers and features Anna Camp.

[07/30/14 - 10:30 AM]
LMN Premieres the Second Season of the Original Series "Ghost Inside My Child" Saturday, August 16 at 9PM ET
The series features stories of children who claim to have lived before, often having died violently in a past life, and whose parents struggle to make sense of their child's memories of a former life.

[07/30/14 - 09:59 AM]
First Lady Michelle Obama to Guest Star on the Hub Network's "Kid President(R): Declaration of Awesome" Discussing the Importance of Healthy Eating and Exercise, Airing August 9
The episode also includes celebrity appearances by Christina Applegate, Reggie Watts, Carrie Brownstein and the PS22 Chorus from New York.

[07/30/14 - 09:43 AM]
"Squidbillies" and "Mr. Pickles" Debut September 21st on Adult Swim!
These two series are guaranteed to leave you loving Sunday night and hating Monday morning even more than you already do!

[07/30/14 - 08:51 AM]
NBC Wins Tuesday Night in 18-49 and Total Viewers Among the Big 4
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 29.

[07/30/14 - 08:41 AM]
"Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart," Exploring the Role of the Media in the First Murder Trial Televised Gavel-to-Gavel, Debuts Aug. 18 on HBO
An official selection of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, the project explores how the media coverage of the case may have influenced the trial and sentencing.

[07/30/14 - 08:24 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Keeps NBC on Top
The Peacock doubles second place ABC among adults 18-49.

[07/30/14 - 08:17 AM]
"Baseball Tonight": Trade Deadline Special Airs Thursday
ESPN.com's MLB trade deadline content will be headlined by Rumor Central and a live, interactive chat with ESPN Insiders beginning at 10 a.m. and running through 5 p.m.

[07/30/14 - 08:16 AM]
ABC's Tuesday Unscripted Series Grow - "Extreme Weight Loss" Ties a 2-Month High
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 29.

[07/30/14 - 07:58 AM]
NBCSN Is TV's Fastest Growing Sports Network Since Debut of Premier League on August 17, 2013
NBCSN spins the numbers for the past 50 weeks to date.

[07/30/14 - 07:37 AM]
Giants and Bills Kick Off Preseason in NFL/Hall of Fame Game on "Sunday Night Football" This Sunday at 8 PM ET
Sunday night's telecast will also feature live interviews with members of the NFL Hall of Fame's Class of 2014.