SERIES PREMIERE OF TLC'S "RETURN TO AMISH" RANKS #1 IN ITS TIME PERIOD AMONG ALL TELEVISION WITH W18-34
Premiere garners best P2+ delivery for franchise since season 1 of BREAKING AMISH with 2.4M P2+ viewers
TLC scores its best P2+ delivery in Prime on Sunday night in over a year
(New York, NY) - As the original group from BREAKING AMISH reunited in TLC's newest spinoff series RETURN TO AMISH, Sunday night's premiere raked in 2.4M P2+ viewers and secured the #1 spot among all television (including both broadcast and ad-supported cable) in its 9-11 time period in delivery among W18-34 (excluding sports). RETURN TO AMISH garnered a 1.9 HH rating, a 1.4 W25-54/18-49/18-34 rating, and scored the time period's highest P2+ delivery and HH ratings since November 2012. The spinoff opener also posted the franchise's highest P2+ delivery and HH ratings since season 1 of BREAKING AMISH in November 2012.
Driven by the RETURN TO AMISH premiere, TLC ranked #3 among all ad-supported cable on Sunday night in delivery with P2+, W25-54, and HH, and placed among the top 5 networks with P25-54 and P/W18-49/18-34. TLC scored its best Sunday Prime P2+ delivery in over a year (5/12/13), and was also the best Sunday Prime HH and P/W25-54/18-49/18-34 ratings and delivery since February 2014.
Source: Nielsen, 6/1/14 or as dated. Time period rank excludes sports. L+SD Cov Rtg/(000s).
On the next episode of RETURN TO AMISH, airing Sunday, June 8 at 10/9c, the Schmuckers are having problems with the Amish Community. Chester's sons see that he is taking it hard, while Mary is trying to get past her troubles in New York City, with some Big City experiences: limos, airplanes, and Yoga. Katie Ann tags along with Mary and Kate, and (sort of) finds the courage to talk to a New York guy! Back home in Pennsylvania, Abe, Rebecca, Sabrina, and Jeremiah talk babies and shunning, while Andrew and Chapel have an important appointment.
RETURN TO AMISH is produced by Hot Snakes Media for TLC.
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.
TLC is available in nearly 99 million homes in the US and 329 million households in 167 markets internationally. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites, exclusive video content, and original editorial covering style, home, food, and more. Fans can also interact with TLC via On Demand services, on mobile platforms, and through social media such as Facebook or @TLC on Twitter. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA,DISCB, DISCK), the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than two billion cumulative subscribers in 224 countries and territories.