A&E POSTS BEST JANUARY IN NETWORK HISTORY
NETWORK DELIVERS DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH ACROSS ALL KEY DEMOS
A&E RANKS NUMBER 3 IN ADULTS 25-54 AND 4 IN ADULTS 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS AMONG ALL ENTERTAINMENT CABLE NETWORKS
IN JANUARY 2010
New York, NY - February 2, 2010 - On the heels of the sixth consecutive year of growth in 2009, A&E kicked off 2010 with the best January in network history among all key demos, including adults 18-34, 18-49, 25-54 and total viewers. A&E posted incredible double-digit growth versus January 2009, finishing as the number 3 entertainment cable network among adults 25-54 and number 4 among adults 18-49 and total viewers.
January 2010 witnessed growth of 12% among adults 18-34 (379,000), 11% among adults 18-49 (851,000), 15% among adults 25-54 (917,000) and 13% in total viewers (1.8 miilion), versus January 2009. Fueled by the exceptional performance of A&E's expansive slate of original programming, including the hit series "Intervention," "Hoarders," "Steven Segal Lawman," "Dog the Bounty Hunter" and "Paranormal State," the network finished January ahead of top networks including TBS, FX and Discovery among adults 25-54 and total viewers.
January 2010 also marks the 42nd consecutive month in which A&E has landed among the top 10 in adults 25-54 and 21st consecutive month in which the network has landed among the top 10 in adults 18-49 in prime versus all ad-supported cable networks.
About A&E Network
A&E is "Real Life. Drama." Now reaching more than 99 million homes, A&E is television that you can't turn away from; where unscripted shows are dramatic and scripted dramas are authentic. A&E offers a diverse mix of high quality entertainment ranging from the network's original scripted series to signature non-fiction franchises, including the Emmy-winning "Intervention," "Dog The Bounty Hunter," "Hoarders," "Paranormal State" and "Criss Angel Mindfreak," and the most successful justice shows on cable, including "The First 48" and "Manhunters." The A&E website is located at www.aetv.com.
Ratings Source: Nielsen Media Research (Live + Same Day)