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BBC America Scores Best Month and Quarter Ever
BBC America spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[via press release from BBC America]


First original series COPPER and hit sci-fi series Doctor Who continue to break records for the channel

New York - October 4, 2012 - BBC AMERICA is celebrating its best month and quarter ever - fueled by the continued success of Supernatural Saturday series Doctor Who and the channel's first original scripted series COPPER. The channel earned its highest ratings ever in total viewers for September and the third quarter 2012 in both prime and total day. BBC AMERICA also earned its highest ratings ever in A25-54 for September and the third quarter 2012 in prime.*

Perry Simon, General Manager, Channels, BBC Worldwide America commented: "COPPER is on track to be our highest-rated drama ever as it heads into an explosive season finale later this month, while television's longest running sci-fi series, Doctor Who, continues to set ratings records as we prepare for an epic 50th Anniversary Doctor Who celebration next year. All in all, it's a great time at BBC AMERICA."

The Doctor Who season 7 premiere is BBC AMERICA's highest rated telecast ever, delivering 2.470 million viewers and 1.48 rating/1.250 million A25-54 in Live+7, ranking #1 in cable in the time period on September 1.** The previous record in total audience was set two weeks earlier by COPPER's series premiere on August 19, delivering 1.805 million viewers in Live+7. COPPER's debut was BBC AMERICA's best series premiere ever. The Doctor Who season premiere marks the first time a BBC AMERICA telecast has delivered over two million viewers. As previously announced, Doctor Who's season premiere and COPPER's third episode delivered BBC AMERICA its highest-rated weekend ever.

Note to editors:

* Live+SD. Prime (8:00-11:00pm) Total Day (6:00am-6:00pm)

** Live+7. Rank = Doctor Who premiere 9/1/12 9:00pm ET. Rank vs. ad-supported English language cable, excluding sports.

Source: Nielsen Media Research

BBC AMERICA delivers US audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who. Owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including an Emmy(R), five Golden Globes(R) and ten Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable's most affluent and educated audiences and is available on cable and satellite TV in more than 79 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition in all markets, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online, www.bbcamerica.com is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist.

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