"19 KIDS & COUNTING" WEDDING PROPELS TLC TO #1 IN TV ON TUESDAY NIGHT
-- 19 KIDS & COUNTING Ranks #1 in all Television with W18-34 Delivering 4.3M P2+ Viewers -
-- Wedding Special Was #1 Cable Program with All Women Tuesday Night -
(Los Angeles, Ca.) - Big life moments rang in success for TLC on Tuesday night (3/31/15). Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald of 19 KIDS & COUNTING tied the knot in their highly anticipated wedding special, delivering 4.3M P2+ viewers and a 3.5 W25-54 rating. The two-hour wedding special was #1 in all of television in its Tuesday 8-10pm time period with W18-49/18-34 and P18-34 beating out all broadcast networks. "Jessa's Wedding" was also the highest ranked program in all of cable in delivery among HH (3.4), P2+ and all key adult and women demos (P/W25-54/18-49/18-34).
New series 7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS featuring America's largest little family, garnered a 1.5 W25-54 rating and averaged 2.0M P2+ viewers. Together, the premieres drove TLC to the #1 network on Tuesday night in all of television with P/W18-34 delivery, and the #1 cable network with HH, P2+ and all key adult and women demos (P/W25-54/18-49/18-34).
#DuggarIDo mania continued across social media, with 19 KIDS & COUNTING ranking as the #1 reality program on cable and the #5 primetime program across broadcast and cable for the night (Source: Nielsen Social, Ranked by Unique Authors). On Twitter, #DuggarIDo, #JessasWedding and "Jessa and Ben" all trended in the U.S. as viewers joined the wedding guest list from their living rooms.
Viewers can keep up with the growing Duggar and the Johnston families Tuesday nights with all new episodes of 19 KIDS & COUNTING and 7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS. This week at 9/8c, Jill and Derick find out the gender of Baby Dilly, and Jill's buddy group throws a reveal party for the family! The couple attends their first birthing class, and Joy delegates chores now that Jill and Jessa are out of the house. Then at 10/9c, the Johnston family are adding chickens to the bunch. Trent builds a chicken coop, while Alex and Emma attend their first karate class. The family continues their living room renovation and Jonah tries out for the high school soccer team.
Offering remarkably relatable real-life stories without judgment, the network celebrates the reality that "everyone needs a little TLC." TLC's hit series share everyday heart, humor, hope, and human connection with programming genres that include fascinating families, heartwarming transformations, and life's milestone moments such as wedding-themed programs anchored by Say Yes To The Dress. In 2014, TLC was a top 10 cable network with women, with 30 series averaging 1 million P2+ viewers or more, including two series that averaged 3 million P2+ viewers or more: 19 Kids and Counting and The Little Couple.
TLC is a global brand available in more than 95 million homes in the US and 303 million households in 190 markets internationally. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites and exclusive original video content. Fans can also interact with TLC through social media on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and @TLC on Twitter as well as On Demand services, YouTube and mobile platforms. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA,DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.