A&E FINISHES BEST APRIL IN NETWORK HISTORY
NETWORK DELIVERS GROWTH AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS, ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54
A&E RANKS #4 IN ADULTS 25-54, #5 FOR ADULTS 18-49 AND TIED FOR #5 FOR TOTAL VIEWERS AMONG ALL ENTERTAINMENT CABLE NETWORKS IN APRIL 2011
NEW YORK, NY - April 26, 2011 - Continuing its ratings success, A&E enjoyed its best April ever among total viewers and with the key demographics, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49. Propelled by the strength of the network's slate of original series, and strong premieres of the hit series "Storage Wars," the network is up 7% in adults 25-54 (711,000), up 5% in adults 18-49 (681,000) and up 4% in total viewers (1.42 million) versus April 2010. For the month, A&E ranked #4 in adults 25-54, #5 in adults 18-49 and tied at #5 for total viewers among all entertainment cable networks.
For 2011 year-to-date, A&E currently ranks #4 among adults 25-54, tied for #6 in total viewers and is #7 in adults 18-49, versus all entertainment cable networks. April 2011 also marks the 57th consecutive month in which A&E has landed in the top 10 with adults 25-54 and the 36th consecutive month with adults 18-49.
About A&E Network
A&E is "Real Life. Drama." Now reaching 100 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, including "The Glades," to signature non-fiction franchises, including the Emmy-winning "Intervention," "Dog the Bounty Hunter," "Hoarders," "Billy the Exterminator" and "Storage Wars," and the most successful justice shows on cable, including "The First 48" and "Manhunters." The A&E website is located at www.aetv.com.