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[06/18/08 - 02:06 PM]
A&E Brings in Largest Audience for Season Premieres in Series History
A&E spins the numbers for Monday, June 16.

[via press release from A&E]

A&E BRINGS IN LARGEST AUDIENCE FOR SEASON PREMIERES IN SERIES HISTORY

A&E'S 'INTERVENTION' SEASON PREMIERE DRAWS 2.1 MILLION VIEWERS

LARGEST AUDIENCE FOR A SEASON PREMIERE IN SERIES HISTORY

SERIES PREMIERE OF 'PSYCHIC KIDS: CHILDREN OF THE PARANORMAL' SCARES UP 1.7 MILLION VIEWERS

NEW YORK, NY � June 17, 2008 � A&E enjoyed two strong showings on Monday night beginning with the season five premiere of A&E's hit Real-Life series "Intervention" at 9:00PM ET/PT which netted the largest audience ever for a season premiere in the five season history of the series among adults 18-49, 25-54, total viewers and household rating. The episode averaged a 1.7 HH rating, 1.5 million adults 18-49, 1.4 million adults 25-54 and 2.1 million total viewers for the hour. Then, at 10PM the network had its best summertime series launch since 2006 with "Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal."

"Intervention" grew in all key demos from the Season 4 premiere episode, increasing 24% in total viewers (1.7 million to 2.1 million), 25% in adults 18-49 (1.2 million to 1.5 million), 27% in adults 25-54 (1.1 million to 1.4 million) and 21% in household rating (1.4 rating to a 1.7 rating) � making the season 5 premiere the most watched season premiere in series history among key demos, total viewers and households as well as the most watched original program (excluding sports) on cable in for the night among adults 18-49 and 25-54.

In addition, the series premiere of "Psychic Kids" at 10PM ET/PT was A&E's most successful summertime series launch since "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" in August 2006. "Psychic Kids" had a 1.3 HH rating, 1.1 millions adults 18-49, 1.1 million adults 25-54 and 1.7 million total viewers. "Psychic Kids" was the number one original program (excluding sports) in its timeslot.

About A&E Network

A&E is "Real Life. Drama." Now reaching more than 96 million homes, A&E is television that you can't turn away from; where real life shows are dramatic and scripted dramas are authentic. A&E offers a diverse mix of high quality entertainment; ranging from the network's signature Real-Life Series franchise, including the hit series "Intervention," "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," "Paranormal State" and "Criss Angel Mindfreak," to the most successful justice shows on cable, including "The First 48" and "Crime 360" and original scripted series including "The Cleaner" starring Benjamin Bratt. A&E is also the official basic cable home to the high-profile series "The Sopranos," "CSI: Miami" and "Criminal Minds." The A&E website is located at www.aetv.com. For more press information and photography please visit us on the web at www.aetvpress.com.





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