A&E FINISHES BEST OCTOBER IN NETWORK HISTORY POSTING DOUBLE-DIGIT VIEWER GROWTH
NETWORK FINISHES MONTH #4 IN ADULTS 25-54 AND #5 IN ADULTS 18-49 VERSUS ALL ENTERTAINMENT CABLE NETWORKS
NEW YORK, NY � October 27, 2009 � Continuing its exceptional ratings success, A&E garnered its best October ever among adults 25-54 and total viewers behind the strength of the network's expansive slate of original series. For the month, A&E ranked as the #4 entertainment cable network among adults 25-54, #5 among adults 18-49 and tied as #6 in total viewers.
The network was up 11% among total viewers (1.44 million) and 4% in adults 25-54 (686,000) versus October 2008, setting all-time audience levels for the month in those demos. October 2009 marked the 39th consecutive month in which A&E has landed among the top 10 with adults 25-54 in prime among all ad-supported cable networks.
Year-to-date, A&E is up 5% in total viewers over 2008.
About A&E Network
A&E is "Real Life. Drama." Now reaching more than 99 million homes, A&E is television that you can't turn away from; where unscripted shows are dramatic and scripted dramas are authentic. A&E offers a diverse mix of high quality entertainment; ranging from the network's original scripted series, to signature non-fiction franchises, including the Emmy-winning "Intervention," "Dog The Bounty Hunter," "Hoarders," "Paranormal State" and "Criss Angel Mindfreak," and the most successful justice shows on cable, including "The First 48" and "Manhunters." The A&E website is located at www.aetv.com.
Ratings Source: Nielsen Media Research (Live + Same Day)