A&E'S HIT SCRIPTED DRAMA "THE GLADES" RETURNS WITH
IMPRESSIVE GROWTH IN KEY DEMOS ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54 IN ITS SEASON TWO PREMIERE
EPISODE WATCHED BY A COMBINED 4.4 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS FOR THE NIGHT
NEW YORK, NY - June 6, 2011 - A&E Network's season two premiere of the hit scripted drama series, "The Glades," returned last night with tremendous growth in the key adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 demos.
The premiere of the second season garnered 1.4 million viewers in adults 25-54 and 1.2 million in adults 18-49. Versus "The Glades" first season average, the second season premiere posted gains of 20% in adults 18-49 and 8% in adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Fast Nationals.
Garnering critical praise prior to the season launch, "The Glades" delivered 3 million total viewers, and combined with the encore airing, "The Glades" was watched by 4.4 million total viewers for the premiere night of the new season. The premiere episode also grew by nearly 50% among total viewers from its lead-in.
"The Glades," a character driven police procedural set in the fictional town of Palm Glade, Florida, stars Australian actor Matt Passmore ("McLeod's Daughters," "Underbelly"), Kiele Sanchez ("Lost," "Samantha Who?"), Carlos G�mez ("Shark," "Sleeper Cell") and Michelle Hurd ("Law & Order SVU," "Gossip Girl").
New episodes of "The Glades" air every Sunday at 10PM ET/PT on A&E.
"The Glades" is produced by Fox Television Studios for A&E Network. The series executive producers are Clifton Campbell ("White Collar," "Profiler," "21 Jump Street") for Innuendo Productions and Gary Randall ("Saving Grace") for Grand Productions, Inc. The series is created by Clifton Campbell.
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.