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[06/01/07 - 10:30 AM]
The History Channel(R) Rockets to All-Time High Viewership!
The History Channel spins the numbers for the premieres of "Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed" and "The Universe."

[via press release from The History Channel]

The History Channel(R) Rockets to All-Time High Viewership!

With its #1 original telecast of all time The special presentation STAR WARS: THE LEGACY REVEALED and #1 series premiere THE UNIVERSE The History Channel also #1 cable net for night May 28

NEW YORK, June 1 -- Heading into a sizzling summer, The History Channel(R) has broken its own records and achieved stellar viewership two days in a row! The special presentation STAR WARS: THE LEGACY REVEALED premiered on Monday, May 28 and the brand-new series THE UNIVERSE on Tuesday, May 29.

STAR WARS: THE LEGACY REVEALED is the network's #1 original telecast of all time in Adults 25-54 and also its #1 telecast ever in Adults 18-49. The special achieved a stellar 3.1 million total viewers. Additionally, the network was #1 for the night (8-11pm) among Adults 25-54.

Nancy Dubuc, Executive Vice President and General Manager, The History Channel, said, "We have kicked off the summer in a big way with these two hugely successful premieres. They're part of our plan to create specials and series that make history more active, entertaining and immediate. This is a powerful start."

STAR WARS: THE LEGACY REVEALED:

-- #1 original telecast in A25-54: 1.8 million impressions

-- #1 telecast of all time in A18-49: 1.7 million impressions

The next day, the network broke yet another record, garnering its best- ever series premiere with THE UNIVERSE ("Secrets of the Sun"), which scored in both Adults 25-54 and 18-49.

THE UNIVERSE:

-- #1 series premiere in A25-54: 796,000 impressions

-- #1 in A18-49: 777,000 million impressions

-- #1 in total viewers: 1.6 million impressions

The History Channel(R) is a leading cable television network featuring compelling original, non-fiction specials and series that bring history to life in a powerful and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. The network provides an inviting place where people experience history in new and exciting ways enabling them to connect their lives today to the great lives and events of the past that provide a blueprint for the future. The History Channel has earned four Peabody Awards, three Primetime Emmy(R) Awards, ten News & Documentary Emmy(R) Awards and received the prestigious Governor's Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the network's Save Our History(R) campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. The History Channel reaches more than 93 million Nielsen subscribers. The website is located at http://www.History.com.

SOURCE The History Channel
http://www.History.com





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