PREMIERE OF NEW AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL SERIES "GUNSLINGERS" BREAKS NETWORK RECORD FOR P2+ AND HH DELIVERY
--Series Debut Ranks #20 in all of Ad-Supported Cable for Delivery of Men25-54 on Sunday, July 20--
(Silver Spring, Md.) - American Heroes Channel (AHC) series debut of GUNSLINGERS on Sunday, July 20 at 10/9c broke the record for the network's best Prime telecast ever* for delivery among P2+ (696k) and HH (475k), and was the network's best original series debut ever among P25-54 (218k) and M25-54 (154k) delivery.**
In only 62 million homes, AHC's series premiere of GUNSLINGERS on Sunday ranked #20 for delivery among M25-54 (154k) among all ad-supported cable, beating larger networks such as Fox News, Nat Geo, Travel and H2, among others.***
Anchored by the premiere of GUNSLINGERS at 10/9c, Sunday night (7/20/14) was the AHC's best Sunday night ever in Prime for delivery among P2+ (440k) and HH (318k). As of July, AHC is on track to have its best year ever in Prime delivery among P2+ (231k) and HH (187k).
The next episode of GUNSLINGERS features the story of Billy the Kid: The Phantom of Lincoln County on Sunday, July 27 at 10/9c. No other gunslinger better embodies the wild spirit of the American frontier than Billy the Kid, whose legend lives on in countless books, movies, and TV shows. Check out a sneak peek here: http://tinyurl.com/loylm4d.
New Premieres Every Sunday at 10/9c on American Heroes Channel (AHC)
A thrilling six-part historical docudrama series, GUNSLINGERS immerses viewers in the true stories behind infamous icons and legendary conflicts of the Wild West. Captivating in its cinematic storytelling, GUNSLINGERS exposes the real, often little-known adventures of the Wild West's iconic characters, and how their fearless pursuit of freedom and profit still resonate in America today. From unlawful lawman Wyatt Earp, teenage vagabond Billy the Kid, scorned rebel Jesse James, Yankee sharpshooter Wild Bill Hickok, dangerous psychopath John Wesley Hardin and war veteran-turned-assassin Tom Horn, GUNSLINGERS tips its cowboy hat to those who became icons in a wild, wild world. Juxtaposed with vivid reenactments, expert commentary is layered throughout each episode to ensure the authenticity and historical accuracy of each story. Contributors include: David Milch, the creator of Deadwood; Bob Boze Bell, the executive editor of True West Magazine; and actor Kurt Russell, who portrayed his favorite western icon, Wyatt Earp, in the classic film Tombstone. Tune-in for new premieres of GUNSLINGERS on Sundays at 10/9c.
About American Heroes Channel
American Heroes Channel (AHC) is a network from Discovery Communications that tells timeless stories in which a challenge appears - be it a situation or a villain - and a hero arises. Currently in 60 million homes, AHC provides a rare glimpse into major events that shaped our world, visionary leaders and unexpected heroes who made a difference, and the great defenders of our freedom. For more information, please visit AHCtv.com, facebook.com/AHCtelevision, or Twitter.com/AHC_TV . American Heroes Channel is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 2.7 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.
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*Network launched in January 2005 as Military Channel
**Source: Nielsen, NHI Calendar, 12/27/04-7/20/14, L+SD data, Program Based Dayparts, Prime (M-Su 8p-11p).
***Source: Nielsen, NHI Calendar, 7/20/14, 10p-11p, L+SD data, M25-54 Delivery (000s), Time Period Averages, Ad-supported cable.