or


[05/07/07 - 11:14 AM]
The NBC Universal Cable Group Claims 60 of Basic Cable's Top 100 Prime Entertainment Telecasts for the Year to Date
The cable networks of NBC Universal have delivered chart-topping results for the opening four months of 2007, with USA, Bravo and Sci Fi accounting for more than half of the top 100 primetime entertainment basic-cable telecasts of the four-month period.

[via press release from NBC]

THE NBC UNIVERSAL CABLE GROUP CLAIMS 60 OF BASIC CABLE'S TOP 100 PRIME ENTERTAINMENT TELECASTS FOR THE YEAR TO DATE

THE NBC UNIVERSAL CABLE GROUP CLAIMS 60 OF BASIC CABLE'S TOP 100 PRIME ENTERTAINMENT TELECASTS FOR THE YEAR TO DATE

USA, SCI FI AND BRAVO COMBINE TO ACCOUNT FOR MORE TOP-RATED TELECASTS IN ADULTS 25-54 THAN ANY OTHER CABLE GROUP

NBCU ALSO CLAIMS SIX OF THE TOP 10 BASIC-CABLE ENTERTAINMENT SERIES IN 25-54 FOR THE YEAR TO DATE

APRIL IS A BREAKOUT MONTH FOR THE NBCU GROUP, WITH USA RANKING #1 AND SCI FI AND BRAVO NABBING BEST-EVER APRIL NUMBERS

BURBANK, Calif. � May 7, 2007 - The cable networks of NBC Universal have delivered chart-topping results for the opening four months of 2007, with USA, SCI FI and BRAVO accounting for more than half of the top 100 primetime entertainment basic-cable telecasts of the four-month period, according to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research.

The NBCU Entertainment Cable Networks have claimed 60 of the top 100 individual entertainment telecasts on basic cable through the first four months of the year, more than any other cable group. (Note that each individual hour of "WWE Entertainment" is counted as one telecast.) The Discovery networks were second behind NBCU with 20 of the top 100 telecasts.

That top 100 list included numerous editions of "WWE Entertainment," all six original telecasts of "Monk," all seven originals of "Psych," the three telecasts of USA's "National Treasure" "three-peat" on April 13, 14 and 15, the January 28 telecast of SCI FI's "Battlestar Galactica" and all five original telecasts of Bravo's "Top Chef."

Of the highest-rated primetime entertainment series on basic cable so far this year, the NBCU Entertainment Cable Networks account for the top four and six of the top 10, more than any other cable group (counting both originals and encores, must be more than five telecasts, excludes sports, acquired movies and specials*). The six top-10 series are "WWE Entertainment" (#1), "Psych" (#2), "Monk" (#3), "Battlestar Galactica" (#4), "Nashville Star" (#6) and USA telecasts of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (#9).

April was a stand-out month for the NBCU Entertainment Cable Networks. USA was the #1 network for the month in households, total viewers and all key demographics, delivering 1.1 million adults 25-54, 1.1 million adults 18-49, 517,000 adults 18-34, 1.8 million households and 2.4 million total viewers.

USA was #1 among adults 25-54 three out of the seven nights of the week for April. USA was #1 on Monday with "WWE Monday Night Raw," on Wednesday with "Law & Order: SVU" and on Saturday with a combination of "Law & Order: SVU" and acquired movies.

In April, SCI FI Channel delivered its best performances ever for the month among younger viewers. Compared to the same month last year, SCI FI was up 29 percent in adults 18-34, 20 percent among men 18-34, and 41 percent among women 18-34, marking the ninth consecutive month SCI FI has grown among adults 18-34. SCI FI posted gains on six of seven nights of the week versus April 2006 averages.

The SCI FI Original Movie premiere of "Lake Placid 2" on April 28 delivered 1.3 million adults 18-49 and 1.4 million adults 25-54, SCI FI's best Saturday original movie performance since October 8, 2005 ("Dungeons and Dragons:Wrath of Dragon God") in both demographics. It was also the fifth SCI FI original movie of 2007 to top 1 million adults 25-54.

BRAVO delivered its best April ever in total-day adults 18-49 and total viewers, with an 11 percent jump versus April 2006 in 18-49 (154,000 vs. 139,000) and a 12 percent increase in total viewers (259,000 vs. 232,000). In primetime, Bravo was up 5 percent in 18-49 and 17 percent in total viewers versus April 2006.

In May, Bravo's Tuesday original sophomore docu-drama "Work-Out" and Wednesday freshman competition series "Shear Genius" both continue to post impressive ratings gains. "Work Out's" dramatic and emotional episode last week (5/1) set a series high among adults 18-49 (731,000), increasing the 18-49 demo by 50 percent from the previous week. Additionally, last week (5/2) "Shear Genius" improved 23 percent among adults 18-49 from the previous week and through four episodes, Shear Genius is outpacing Top Chef's inaugural season one by seven percent in total viewers.

All figures are for January 1-April 29, 2007 in "most current" ("live plus seven days" through April 15 and "live plus same day" for April 16-29).

* Excludes Discovery's "Planet Earth," which was listed by Nielsen as a special with no uniform series title.





  [may 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (SYFY)
· DUNGEONS & DRAGONS 2: WRATH OF THE DRAGON GOD (SYFY)
· LAKE PLACID 2 (SYFY)
· LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (USA)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MONK (USA)
· NASHVILLE STAR (NBC)
· PSYCH (USA)
· SHEAR GENIUS (BRAVO)
· TOP CHEF (BRAVO)
· WORK OUT (BRAVO)
· WWE RAW (USA)





[01/18/17 - 12:31 PM]
Logo Hits the Slopes Again for Aspen Gay Ski Week
Logo's stars will lead viewers on a new adventure each day in a series of 10 original short segments.

[01/18/17 - 12:30 PM]
BET to Premiere New Original Scripted Drama, "Rebel," from John Singleton on March 28th at 9PM ET/PT
Directed by John Singleton, the series follows a police officer who leaves the force after being under an intense Internal Affairs/criminal investigation for shooting her partner in the hopes of stopping him from gunning down her little brother.

[01/18/17 - 12:11 PM]
Fall's Best Reviewed and #1-Rated New Series "This Is Us" Receives Renewal for Two Additional Seasons
To date, 72 million total viewers have viewed the first 10 episodes in some fashion on all platforms.

[01/18/17 - 12:03 PM]
FOX Dominates Divisional Playoff Weekend
FOX Sports spins the numbers for its NFL postseason coverage to date.

[01/18/17 - 11:46 AM]
"America: Facts vs. Fiction" Returns to American Heroes Channel for Fascinating Fourth Season Hosted by Jamie Kaler
Hosted by former Naval officer and comedian/actor Jamie Kaler, this season is a wake-up call about the surprising hidden facts behind the most familiar and beloved stories from our nation's and military's past.

[01/18/17 - 11:35 AM]
National Geographic Discovers Ancient Anchors That Could Rewrite the History of Human Travel in the Bronze Age
"We set out to investigate the most interesting theories that argue that there is some kind of history behind the myth of Atlantis," said Cameron.

[01/18/17 - 10:43 AM]
Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete Docu-Series "For Peete's Sake" Returns with All-New Episodes Saturday, February 18 on OWN
In a revealing new season, Holly and Rodney find themselves balancing it all amongst troubling headlines highlighting escalating police relations, and deep fears of raising sons Robinson, Roman and RJ in the current climate surface.

[01/18/17 - 10:35 AM]
TNT's Hit Series "Major Crimes" Renewed for Season Six
The show's stellar ensemble cast - including Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Phillip P. Keene, Kearran Giovanni, Jonathan Del Arco and Graham Patrick Martin - will return for the 13-episode sixth season.

[01/18/17 - 10:30 AM]
ABC News' Coverage of the Inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump Begins Thursday, January 19
"20/20" will air two one-hour specials on Thursday, January 19 and Friday, January 20.

[01/18/17 - 10:13 AM]
NBC to Preview "Chicago Justice" on Wednesday, March 1 at 10 P.M.
The preview will immediately follow a crossover event between "Chicago Fire" at 8 p.m. and "Chicago P.D." at 9 p.m.

[01/18/17 - 10:05 AM]
Velocity and Ryan Friedlinghaus Join Forces to Bring the Inner Workings of the World-Renowned West Coast Customs Back to Velocity
In March, Velocity invites viewers deeper into the West Coast Customs world with all-new, never-before-seen episodes of "Inside West Coast Customs."

[01/18/17 - 10:02 AM]
James Frain Joins "Star Trek: Discovery"
Frain will star as "Sarek," the famed father of "Spock."

[01/18/17 - 09:38 AM]
NBC Reunites TV's Favorite Foursome with the Return of "Will & Grace" (and Jack and Karen)
Stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally will be back, and original series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan will act as showrunners and executive producers.

[01/18/17 - 09:05 AM]
Comedy Central Announces Celebrity Judges, Comedian Battlers for "Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle II: War of the Words"
Whitney Cummings, Ken Jeong, Anthony Jeselnik, John Mayer, T.J. Miller, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Jason Sudeikis and Snoop Dogg will serve as celebrity judges.

[01/18/17 - 09:03 AM]
Video: HBO Releases Video for Upcoming Season of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver"
The video features Oliver as he wanders the sets of other returning HBO favorites, joined by surprising guest stars.