'Nashville Star' Celebrates Record Ratings for Season Five Finale and Show Veterans Miranda Lambert and Chris Young Garner a Combined Three ACM Nominations Including Top New Male And Female Vocalists
Miranda Lambert's Debut Album 'Kerosene' Also Reaches 1 Million Albums Sold
LOS ANGELES, March 6 -- On the heels of record-breaking
ratings, "Nashville Star" is celebrating the success of show veterans
Miranda Lambert and Chris Young, who earned ACM Nominations today for Top
Female Vocalist, Top New Female Vocalist and Top New Male Vocalist.
Additionally, Miranda Lambert, who recently earned her first Grammy
nomination, just achieved Platinum status for her debut CD "Kerosene."
"The past week has signified everything we hoped to achieve with
'Nashville Star,'" said executive producer Ben Silverman. "The show
resonates with television viewers and country music fans because it
produces stars and we couldn't be prouder of Miranda, Chris or our newest
star Angela Hacker."
Last Thursday more than 3 million viewers tuned in to USA Network as
season five winner Angela Hacker beat her baby brother Zac Hacker to win
the title of "Nashville Star" and thereby earn a record deal with Warner
Bros. Nashville, a brand new Chevy truck and the chance to perform at the
Grand Ole Opry. For the single mother of an 8-year-old son, this was
Angela's dream come true and an incredible rags-to-riches story for both
her and her brother. Angela's CD will be released on April 3.
The season finale of "Nashville Star" was the #1 most watched program
in basic cable primetime with an 11% increase from last year's finale among
adults 18-49 (1.4 MM) and strong numbers among adults 25-54 (1.4 MM), total
viewers (3.0 MM) and households (2.24 cvg rating). The season five finale
was the only program of the night to deliver more than 1 million adults
25-54 and more than 3 million total viewers. Additionally, the fifth season
was the most watched among adults 18-34.
NASHVILLE STAR is created by Reveille and executive produced by Ben
Silverman ("The Biggest Loser," "The Office") and H.T. Owens ("The
Restaurant," "30 Days"). Jeff Boggs will executive produce in association
with Reveille. Todd Lubin ("30 Days," "Black.White") serves as co-executive
producer. The show is produced by Jon Small ("Garth Brooks Live From
Central Park," "Billy Joel Live at Yankee Stadium") and his production
company, Picture Vision, alongside co-executive producer Mark Koops ("The
Restaurant," "Blow Out").
Reveille is a leading independent production and distribution company
focused on exploiting worldwide intellectual property rights through
scripted and alternative television formats. Launched in March of 2002 by
Ben Silverman, the company produces innovative entertainment programming
across all television genres such as the Emmy Award-winning "The Office"
(NBC), which has also received two Television Critics Association Awards;
"The Biggest Loser" (NBC); "Ugly Betty" (ABC); "House of Boateng" (Sundance
Channel); "30 Days" (FX); "Blow Out" (Bravo); "Bound For Glory" (ESPN);
"Nashville Star" (USA); "Date My Mom" (MTV); and "The Restaurant" (NBC).
Reveille is also the world leader in creating integrated marketing
opportunities for leading advertisers while developing alternative
financing paradigms. In addition, Reveille's growing library of programming
is distributed to more than 150 countries worldwide through Reveille
International. The company maintains offices in Los Angeles and New York.
USA Network is cable television's leading provider of original series
and feature movies, sports and entertainment events, off-net television
shows, and blockbuster theatrical films. The #1 basic cable network across
the board in 3Q06, USA Network is seen in 90 million U.S. homes. The USA
Network Web site is located at http://www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.
USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of
NBC Universal, 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.
SOURCE USA Network