TLC'S "19 KIDS & COUNTING" BRINGS IN DUGGAR-SIZED RATINGS
-- Duggar Family Ranks #1 on Tuesday Night Among All Ad-Supported Cable with W18-49 and W18-34 --
-- Tuesday Night's Episode Delivers Second Highest Rated Episode Ever Among W25-54, P25-54, P2+ viewers, and HH --
(Los Angeles, Ca.) - Tuesday night's episode of 19 KIDS & COUNTING garnered huge ratings for the night, as 2.5M P2+ viewers tuned in to watch now-engaged couple Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard meet for the first time in person in Nepal. The new episode ranked as the #1 ad-supported primetime cable program with W18-49 and W18-34, propelling TLC to the #1 ad-supported cable network of the evening with W18-34 (excluding sports). Tuesday's episode "Going the Distance for Love" was the series' second-highest rated episode ever among HH (2.1), W25-54 (1.9), P25-54 (1.1), and P2+ delivery (2.5M P2+ viewers).
Of the current eighth season, last night's telecast was the highest rated episode with HH and all key demos and best P2+ delivery of the season. 19 KIDS & COUNTING returns on Tuesday, May 13 at 9/8c with another exciting one-hour episode where Jill and Derick must make the most of their last few days together in Nepal. Jill volunteers at a birth center and as the trip comes to an end, Derick has a special surprise for her.
TLC is a global brand that celebrates extraordinary people and relatable life moments through innovative nonfiction programming. A top 10 cable network in key female demos, TLC has built successful consumer brands around series including Cake Boss, and has transformed Fridays into "BrideDay" with a lineup of wedding-themed programming anchored by the Say Yes To The Dress franchise. In 2013, TLC had 32 series averaging 1 million P2+ viewers or more, including seven series that averaged 2 million P2+ viewers or more, the most ever in a year: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Sister Wives, Long Island Medium, The Little Couple, Who Do You Think You Are?, Breaking Amish: Brave New World, and Breaking Amish: LA.
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