SCIENCE CHANNEL CONTINUES ITS ASCENT IN 2018 WITH HIGHEST RATED APRIL IN ITS HISTORY IN KEY DEMOS
(New York) - Science Channel's strong performance in 2018 continued as it enjoyed the highest rated April in network history in Primetime with Adults and Men 25-54 and Total Viewers P2+. With the April high mark, Science Channel has put up record numbers in three of the first four months of 2018. The April ratings surge was driven by the strong performance of sophomore sensation MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED. The popular engineering series, which airs Tuesday nights, is up 42% over season one, and is the network's top-rated series in 2018 with Adults 25-54.
Overall, for the month of April vs. April 2017, Science Channel was up in Primetime 10%/+17% among Adults/Men 25-54 and +11% among Total Viewers P2+.
In Total Day, the month was also the highest rated April in Science Channel history among Adults/Men/Women 25-54 and Total Viewers P2+, making it 11 straight months of Adults 25-54 Total Day year over year ratings increase.
Source: Nielsen, L+3, Time Period Data Based on Coverage Ratings.
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Science Channel, a multi-media business unit of Discovery, Inc. is the home of all things science around the clock, including series such as MYTHBUSTERS, OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE, WHAT ON EARTH?, HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS, UNEARTHED, and MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED. Science Channel's programming also included timely, expert-driven specials covering breaking science news and discoveries. Science Channel is the premiere TV, digital and social community for those with a passion for science, space, technology, archeology, and engineering, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Science Channel assets including: Science Channel television network, available in more than 63 million homes in the U.S; complimentary Video On Demand offering; SCI Go app allowing viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime; deep video, interactive storytelling and virtual reality at www.sciencechannel.com; and conversations on Science Channel's popular social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat via @ScienceChannel.
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