E! DELIVERS RATINGS HIGHS LED BY "KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS: ABOUT BRUCE" SPECIAL AND SEASON FINALE OF "THE ROYALS"
E! Scores Biggest Week in Primetime Since August 2014 and Ranks Among Top 15 Ad-Supported Cable Entertainment Networks A18-49; Network Currently Pacing 60% Year-on-Year Growth for the Month Above May 2014
Los Angeles, CA, May 22, 2015 - E!'s "Keeping Up with the Kardashians: About Bruce" special, which debuted part one on Sunday, May 17 at 9pm, delivered 2.8M P18-49 and 4.2M Total Viewers in L3s for the most-watched premiere since September 2012. The special finished as the #1 ad-supported cable program for the night with P18-49, W18-49, P18-34 and W18-34 ahead of the series finale of Mad Men. Among W18-34, the special finished ahead of pay cable series Game of Thrones. L3 ratings for part-two of the special, which aired Monday, May 18 at 9pm, will be available on Tuesday, May 26. "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" continues to air in its regular timeslot on Sundays at 9pm with the mid-season finale on May 31.
On Sunday, May 17, the special was followed by the season finale of E!'s first original scripted series "The Royals" at 10pm, which delivered 1.1M P18-49 in L3s, consistent with the overall season one average. The series ranks as the top new scripted series in cable for the year (excluding spin-offs) and will return in its second season this November.
Also contributing to E!'s momentum is season two of Botched, which currently averages 886K A18-49 on Tuesdays at 10pm in L3s. The series helped launch a new night of original programming on E! and currently ranks as a Top 5 program on Tuesday nights with W18-34 and Top 10 among A18-49, W18-49 and A18-34.
For the week (5/10/15-5/17/15), E! scored its biggest primetime delivery (374K P18-49) since August 2014. The network's momentum also includes monthly year-on-year ratings growth, currently pacing 60% ahead of May 2014 in P18-49 ratings.
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E! is the only global, multiplatform brand for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 98 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. Eonline delivers breaking entertainment news and in-depth coverage on television, movies, music, celebrities, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. One of the fastest-growing, most influential digital properties, Eonline is a leader in online video and mobile and a leading entertainment brand across social. E! programming includes core franchises "E! News," "The Soup" and "Fashion Police," popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Total Divas," "#RichKids of Beverly Hills," "Botched" and "House of DVF," as well as the network's first original scripted series "The Royals." Additionally, E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture's biggest nights. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.
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