or


[03/09/06 - 12:00 AM]
Nothing Gray About Ratings for New FX Series "BlacK. WhitE."

[via press release from FX]

NOTHING GRAY ABOUT RATINGS FOR NEW FX SERIES �BLACK. WHITE.�

Premiere Draws 4.0 Million Total Viewers and 2.8 Million Adults 18-49

Cable�s #1 Program Wednesday Night in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 and the #1 Cable Series Premiere for 2005-06 Season in Delivery of Adults 18-49

Ties The Osbournes as Basic Cable�s #1 Unscripted Series Premiere Ever in Delivery of Adults 18-49

LOS ANGELES, March 9, 2006 - There�s nothing gray about the ratings for FX�s new series Black. White. (TV-MA): Wednesday night�s series premiere (10-11:08 p.m.) was cable television�s #1 program with 4.0 million total viewers and 2.8 million Adults 18-49. Black. White. topped the strong season finale of Bravo�s Project Runway, which delivered 3.4 million total viewers and 2.4 million Adults 18-49.

Last night�s delivery of 2.8 million Adults 18-49 ranks Black. White. as the #1 series premiere (new or returning) on cable TV for the 2005-2006 season, and places it in a tie with The Osbournes for the highest delivery ever in Adults 18-49 for the premiere episode of an unscripted series on ad-supported cable.

The Black. White. series premiere (10-11:08PM) and its encore (11:09PM-12:17AM) combined to deliver a two-telecast gross audience of 5.7 million total viewers and 3.9 million Adults 18-49.

FX airs all new installments of Black. White. every Wednesday at 10 p.m. e/p through April 12. FX will televise repeat airings of the series� first hour at midnight on Saturday (3/11) and at 11 p.m. e/p on Sunday (3/12).

Black. White. examines race with an extraordinary approach by putting new faces on the Sparks family, an African-American family, and the Wurgel family, a Caucasian family. Through the transformative power of make-up, the Wurgel family (Carmen Wurgel, her daughter Rose Bloomfield, and Carmen's longtime boyfriend Bruno Marcotulli) become black, and the Sparks family (Brian, Renee and Nick) become white. The two families shared a home in Tarzana, California for the duration of the six-week production, which wrapped last summer. Cameras followed each family member as they went about their daily routines throughout Southern California.

Black. White. was developed by R.J. Cutler who serves as Executive Producer along with Ice Cube and Matt Alvarez. The show is produced by FX Networks, Actual Reality Pictures and Cube-Vision.

Basic Cable Unscripted Series Premieres (top 5 all-time) Total Viewers The Anna Nicole Show, E! (8/4/02) 4.0 million
Black. White. , FX (3/8/06) 4.0 million
The Real Gilligan�s Island, TBS (11/30/04) 3.6 million
The Osbournes, MTV (3/5/02) 3.3 million
Til Death Do Us Part, MTV (1/21/04) 4.1 million

Basic Cable Unscripted Series Premieres (top 5 all-time) Adults 18-49
Black. White., FX (3/8/06) 2.8 million
The Osbournes, MTV (3/5/02) 2.7 million
The Real Gilligan�s Island, TBS (11/30/04) 2.7 million
The Anna Nicole Show, E! (8/4/02) 2.1 million
Til Death Do Us Part, MTV (1/21/04) 2.8 million

FX Original Series Premieres (partial list) Total Viewers
The Shield 4.8 million
Rescue Me 4.1 million
Over There 4.1 million
Black. White. 4.0 million
Nip/Tuck 3.7 million
30 Days 1.7 million (previous unscripted FX high)

FX Original Series Premieres (partial list) Adults 18-49
The Shield 3.0 million
Black. White. 2.6 million
Rescue Me 2.5 million
Over There 2.4 million
Nip/Tuck 2.0 million
30 Days 1.2 million (previous unscripted FX high)





  [march 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· 30 DAYS (FX)
· ANNA NICOLE SHOW, THE (E)
· BLACK WHITE (FX)
· NIP/TUCK (FX)
· OSBOURNES, THE (MTV)
· OVER THERE (FX)
· PROJECT RUNWAY (LIFETIME)
· REAL GILLIGAN'S ISLAND, THE (TBS)
· RESCUE ME (FX)
· SHIELD, THE (FX)
· 'TIL DEATH DO US PART: CARMEN & DAVE (MTV)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[07/28/16 - 09:16 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Seal Another Victory
The Peacock once again is the evening's most-watched network in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/27/16 - 11:31 AM]
"The Walking Dead" and "Fear the Walking Dead" 2016 Comic-Con Trailers Rack Up a Record 25 Million Views in Four Days
Since their release on Friday afternoon in San Diego, the season seven trailer for "The Walking Dead" has notched 17.6 million total views across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and AMC.com.

[07/27/16 - 09:05 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Continue Their Reign
The Peacock wins the night among adults 18-49 as well as total viewers.

[07/27/16 - 08:59 AM]
Travel Channel Refreshes Sunday Ratings with Water-Themed Fun
Travel Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, July 24.

[07/26/16 - 09:01 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts with "The Bachelorette"
The Alphabet leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/25/16 - 01:10 PM]
Destination America Earns #1 Telecast Ever in P25-54 with "Ghosts of Shepherdstown" Season Finale
Destination America further spins the numbers for Sunday, July 17.

[07/25/16 - 10:00 AM]
CBSN Sets New Weekly Viewership Record for Convention & Breaking News Coverage
CBSN spins the numbers for the week of Sunday, July 17 through Saturday, July 23.

[07/25/16 - 09:05 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Fun and Games" Puts ABC on Top
The Alphabet leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/24/16 - 09:56 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos with UFC Coverage
NBC then is the most-watched network with the feature "The Bourne Identity."

[07/23/16 - 10:58 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: Special "Big Brother" Pushes CBS in Front
The Eye wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/22/16 - 09:05 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Top Viewers, Demos
The Eye wins the night thanks to its summer mainstay.

[07/21/16 - 09:03 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Pulls in Front with "America's Got Talent"
The Peacock wins the night among adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[07/20/16 - 08:11 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Dominates the Competition
NBC easily wins the evening with both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/19/16 - 01:36 PM]
Record-Setting "Kids' Choice Sports 2016" and "Henry Danger" Clinch Nickelodeon's 50th Straight Week at Number One
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of July 11-17.

[07/19/16 - 11:00 AM]
Hallmark Channel New Original Movie "A Perfect Christmas" Is the #1 HH Rated Cable Entertainment Program of the Day
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of July 11-17.