A&E FINISHES BEST QUARTER IN NETWORK HISTORY RANKING AS THE #4 ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK IN CABLE
NETWORK POSTS INCREASES IN ALL KEY DEMOS
NEW YORK, NY - March 30, 2010 - Continuing its phenomenal ratings growth, after securing the best year in the network's history in 2009, A&E enjoyed its best quarter ever among key demographics behind the strength of the network's expansive slate of original series in the first quarter of 2010. Year to-date, A&E currently ranks as the number 4 entertainment cable network in the key adults 25-54 and 18-49 demographics.
The network was up 5% in adults 18-49 (756,000), 7% in adults 25-54 (805,000), 4% in adults 18-34 (330,000) and 7% among total viewers (1.6 million) edging out first quarter 2009 as the best in network history.
Versus all entertainment cable networks in 2010 to-date, A&E ranks fourth in both adults 25-54 and 18-49, and fifth among total viewers.
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.