[03/11/10 - 11:21 AM]
A&E's "Billy the Exterminator" Posts Double-Digit Growth in Record-Breaking Season Debut
A&E spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 10.

[via press release from A&E]



NEW YORK, NY - March 11, 2010 - A&E's hit real-life series "Billy The Exterminator" returned Wednesday night with the most-watched episode in the series' history, garnering 2.1 million viewers for the half-hour premiere, an astonishing 50% growth in total viewers versus the season one average, based on Nielsen's fast cable ratings.

The season two debut also delivered a record-breaking audience across all key demos. The episode was watched by 1.1 million adults 25-54 and 1.2 million adults 18-49, up 32% and 37% respectively versus the season one average.

Versus the season one debut, "Billy the Exterminator" season two premiere also posted gains of 18% in adults 25-54, 25% in adults 18-49 and a whopping 40% among total viewers.

"Billy the Exterminator" (previously titled "The Exterminators") follows Billy Bretherton and his family who make up Vexcon, one of Louisiana's busiest pest removal companies, as they balance family life with the drama of running a successful business together. Keeping it in the family, Billy runs Vexcon with the help of his brother Rick, who he describes as "just as crazy as me," his father Bill Sr., and his sassy mom Donnie who runs the office. Billy is a former US Air Force Sergeant, and a 16-year pest management veteran.

"Billy The Exterminator" is produced for A&E Network by September Films, a division of DCD Media. Sheldon Lazarus is executive producer and Laura Halperin is co- executive producer for September Films. Robert Sharenow and Elaine Frontain Bryant are executive producers for A&E.

New episodes of "Billy the Exterminator" air every Wednesday at 10:30PM ET/PT.

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.

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