TLC BREAKS RECORD RATINGS ON SUNDAY NIGHT WITH VETERAN SERIES AND PREMIERE OF LIVE TELEVISION EVENT
TLC had its most watched Sunday night in two-years with 1.9M P2+ viewers driven by popular series LONG ISLAND MEDIUM, LONG LOST FAMILY, and premiere of unprecedented LIVE event THIS IS LIFE LIVE.
At 8/7c, long running series LONG ISLAND MEDIUM delivered the most watched episode in over a year with 1.8M P2+ viewers. Directly following, TLC's popular LONG LOST FAMILY captured its most watched episode ever with 2.0M P2+ viewers and lead into the first night of companion series and live television event THIS IS LIFE LIVE, four-nights of ground breaking television that delves into the lives of families across the country to deliver life altering moments as they unfold in real time. The night's successful lineup helped propel TLC into the top ten most social primetime cable networks ranking #9 overall.*
In its first night, a paralyzed groom walks for the first time down the aisle to meet his bride, as well as a woman meeting her long-lost sister she recently realized she had, THIS IS LIFE LIVE premiered to an average of 1.8 P2+ viewers. The four-night event continues tonight with more life-changing moments shared LIVE.
Watch these families go on a personal journey and share the joy, elation and surprise of once-in-a-lifetime transformative moments. THIS IS LIFE LIVE will deliver authentic stories in an unfiltered way while revealing an unmissable live moment.
And each night, immediately following the show, viewers at home will have the chance to have their questions answered by the participants during the live aftershow on TLC's Facebook page. Night one's aftershow reached approximately half a million people on Facebook in less than 24 hours.
Night 1 Episode Recap:
*(Source: NielsenSocial, Network, Cable, Primetime, No Sports Events, All Episode Types, 4/23/17)
THIS IS LIFE LIVE is produced for TLC by Fly on the Wall Entertainment.
ABOUT THE HOSTS
Emmy winning journalist Lisa Joyner is currently the host of TLC's LONG LOST FAMILY, which features heartfelt stories of people who have been separated for decades and are longing to be reconnected with lost loved ones. Previously, Joyner hosted Find My Family for ABC, and created, hosted and produced a late night talk show pilot for WETV. Joyner and her husband, actor Jon Cryer, produced the Tony-nominated play Ann, based on the life of the late Texas governor, Ann Richards. The married team also develop and produce television and digital content through their production company, Discount Sushi, in conjunction with Warner Brothers Television.
DeVon Franklin is an award-winning film and television producer, New York Times best-selling author, preacher and motivational speaker. A frequent contributor for The Dr. Oz Show, Franklin can regularly be seen on the show offering his guidance on spiritual wellness and life transformation. As President & CEO of Franklin Entertainment, Franklin most recently produced the hit film Miracles From Heaven, as well as the upcoming animated film The Star from Sony Pictures Animation, which will hit theaters November 10, 2017. He also co-authored the New York Times Best-selling book The Wait with his wife actress Meagan Good, and will release his next book The Hollywood Commandments later this fall. With a commitment to uplifting the masses through entertainment, Franklin has earned such distinctions as Variety's "10 Producers to Watch," Ebony Magazine's POWER 100 List of the 100 most influential African Americans in America, and being named by Oprah to her Super Soul 100, a collection of 100 awakened leaders who are using their voice to elevate humanity.
Offering remarkable real-life stories without judgment, TLC shares everyday heart, humor, hope, and human connection with programming genres that include fascinating families, heartwarming transformations, and life's milestone moments. In 2017 to-date, TLC ranks as the #7 ad-supported cable network in Prime among W25-54.
TLC is a global brand available in more than 89 million homes in the US and 325 million households in 220 countries and territories. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere through TLC GO - the network's TVE offering featuring live and on demand access to complete seasons. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites and exclusive original video content. Fans can also interact with TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in 220 countries and territories to satisfy curiosity and engage superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, sports and kids programming brands.