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.
-- #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