or


[09/19/05 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's "Martha" Delivers in Premiere Week

[via press release from NBC Universal Television Studio]

NBC UNIVERSAL DOMESTIC TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION'S "MARTHA" DELIVERS IN PREMIERE WEEK

NBC UNIVERSAL DOMESTIC TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION'S "MARTHA" DELIVERS IN PREMIERE WEEK

Daytime Series Dramatically Improving Lead-In And Year Ago Time Period Averages

Highest-Rated Daytime Launch Since "Dr. Phil"

Universal City, CA. and New York, NY - September 19, 2005 - NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's new daytime series "Martha" scored strong ratings in its first full week in national syndication, driving home solid household and key demographic ratings, while becoming the second highest-rated daytime launch of the decade.

With a five-day average of a 2.2 / 7 metered market household rating/share, "Martha" had a +29% rating increase over the year ago time period (September 2004), and a +38% rating increase over the May 2005 sweep. Since its premiere, "Martha" has improved on its metered-market lead-in rating by +10%.

"We are extremely pleased with the ratings coming out of the gate for "Martha," said Barry Wallach, President, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. "The ratings are impressive, the reviews are positive, and most importantly, the daytime audience loves the show."

"Martha" continues to deliver impressive ratings in many of America's top markets, including on WNBC-TV New York where, after week one, "Martha" is #1 in its time period with Women 25-54, beating such shows as "The View," and improving on the September 2004 time period rating by +150% in the demo. "Martha" also improved on its year ago time period (September 2004) household rating by +136% in New York. On KNBC-TV Los Angeles, "Martha" improved the 3 p.m. time period by 13% in household ratings over last years' program ("Ellen.")

Other "Martha" major market highlights include:

- On WCVB-TV Boston, "Martha" has averaged a 2.4HH rating, improving its year ago time period by 140%.

- On WMAQ-TV Chicago, "Martha's" has averaged a 2.4HH rating, improving its year ago time period by 60%.

- On WXYZ-TV Detroit, "Martha" has averaged a 5.0HH rating, ranking #1 in its time period in households and improving on its year ago time period by 35%.

- On WEWS-TV Cleveland, "Martha" has averaged a 3.7HH rating, ranking #1 in its time period in households and improving its year ago time period by 42%.

"Martha" is executive produced by Martha Stewart and Mark Burnett. Co-executive producer is Rob Dauber. The series is produced by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and distributed by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution to more than 98% of the country.

About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution
NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. The NBC Universal Television Distribution division is responsible for the global distribution of NBC Universal product to all forms of television throughout the world. This includes distribution of current and library film and television product, including formats and non-scripted programming, in the pay, free, and basic markets, as well as the domestic syndication of first-run syndicated TV programs and theatrical and TV movie packages.

Current and upcoming first-run strip syndicated programming at NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution includes Martha, Access Hollywood, Blind Date, The Jerry Springer Show, Maury and Starting Over. Current and upcoming first-run weekly syndicated programming includes The Chris Matthews Show, The George Michael Sports Machine, Rebecca's Garden, The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo, Your Total Health and the off-network distribution of Crossing Jordan, Fear Factor, Providence, Law & Order and many more series.

About Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) is a leading provider of original "how-to" information, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique lifestyle content and high-quality products. MSLO is organized into four business segments: Publishing, Television, Merchandising, and Internet/Direct Commerce. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MSO.

About Mark Burnett Productions
Mark Burnett Productions (MBP) is a leading production company in the world of primetime non-fiction television. MBP revolutionized television with hits such as Eco-Challenge, Survivor, The Apprentice, The Contender and Rockstar:INXS. MBP also successfully reintroduced product placement as an integral part of each of its shows and has garnered a total of 24 Emmy nominations since 2001. Mark Burnett was listed as the #1 Most Valuable Player by TV Guide and in Time Magazine's Top 100 most influential people in the world today.





  [september 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· DR. PHIL (SYNDICATION)
· ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)
· MARTHA (HALLMARK)





[12/02/16 - 01:03 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Celebrates the Holiday Season with Three Back-to-Back Shows
John Cena and Casey Affleck will follow the previously announced Emma Stone.

[12/02/16 - 01:03 PM]
Animal Planet Highlights One Organization's Mission to Protect and Rescue Animals in New Series "The Guardians"
In this all-new series, Animal Planet introduces this volunteer-run organization called Guardians of Rescue and follows its quest to help any animal in need - anywhere, anytime.

[12/02/16 - 12:00 PM]
Beloved Actress Betty White to Be "Young & Hungry" with a Guest Star Role on Freeform's Original Comedy
White will play Ms. Wilson, Gabi's neighbor who she encounters after a misunderstanding with Josh leaves Gabi confused about what to do.

[12/02/16 - 11:38 AM]
"DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Hits Series Highs in The CW's #DCWeek Finale
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, December 1.

[12/02/16 - 11:28 AM]
E!'s New Docu-Series "So Cosmo" - Set at the Glamorous Epi-center of Pop Culture, Cosmopolitan Magazine - Premieres Wed., Feb. 8 at 8 PM ET/PT
Plus: look for a preview special on Tuesday, December 20 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/02/16 - 11:00 AM]
Freeform Shares Their Holiday Spirit with Annual Gift-giving Initiative Pop Up Santa and Holiday-themed Shorts "Funny Or Die Presents Santa's Shorts"
All of these jolly holiday moments can be seen during "25 Days of Christmas" airing December 1 - 25, on the Freeform app and on 25DaysofChristmasTV.com.

[12/02/16 - 10:44 AM]
TBS Heads into "Final Space" with New Animated Comedy from Olan Rogers
Part of TBS's continued push into animation, "Final Space" is a serialized intergalactic space saga about an astronaut named Gary and his adorable, planet-destroying friend, Mooncake.

[12/02/16 - 09:58 AM]
AMC Releases First Look Photos from Season Two of "Into the Badlands"
The 10 episode second season will debut in March of 2017.

[12/02/16 - 09:30 AM]
Video: Craving More "Comedy Bang! Bang!"? Watch Four Never-Before-Seen Clips on IFC.com!
After 110 episodes of top-notch couch guests and wildly unpredictable interviews by host Scott Aukerman, the series is coming to an end after five "slightly off" seasons.

[12/02/16 - 09:16 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Thursday Night Football"
The Peacock eclipses the competition among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/02/16 - 08:10 AM]
"The Handmaid's Tale" First Look Photos
Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski and Samira Wiley co-star in the drama, premiering in April.

[12/02/16 - 07:27 AM]
American Heroes Channel Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor with Premiere of "Pearl Harbor: The Heroes Who Fought Back"
The one-hour special premieres Wednesday, December 7 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[12/02/16 - 06:53 AM]
HGTV's "Fixer Upper" Season Four Scores Its Highest-Rated Premiere Ever
HGTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 29.

[12/01/16 - 01:09 PM]
OWN's Hit Tyler Perry Drama "The Haves and the Have Nots" Returns with All-New Episodes This January
The series returns for season four with all-new episodes on Tuesday, January 3 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/01/16 - 12:19 PM]
"Arrow" Shoots to Season Highs as #DCWeek Continues
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 30.