MARCH RATINGS ROAR FOR FOOD NETWORK!
Month Delivers Highest-Rated March in Network History
NEW YORK - March 29, 2011 - This March performs as Food Network's highest-rated March ever posting a .6, performing 20% above 2010 and ranked #7 among ad-supported cable networks in prime. The success is due primarily to the stellar performance of Sunday night tentpole program, Chopped All-Stars which has been watched by 20.5 million P2+ viewers and a 1.6 A25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research. Viewers can tune-in for the series finale on Sunday, April 3rd, at 9pm ET/PT, which will feature the four previous episode winners: Aaron Sanchez, Anne Burrell, Michael Proietti and Nate Appleman.
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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers' best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring and empowering through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to more than 100 million U.S. households and averages more than 9.9 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine has tripled its rate base and delivers a circulation of 1.25 million. Headquartered in New York, Food Network has a growing international presence with programming in more than 150 countries, including 24 hour networks in Great Britain, India, Asia and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates Cooking Channel (www.cookingchanneltv.com), DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com), Great American Country (www.gactv.com), HGTV (www.hgtv.com), and Travel Channel (www.travelchannel.com), is the manager and general partner.