"GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS" SIXTH SEASON FINALE ON A&E DRAWS RECORD AUDIENCE
GENE SIMMONS MARRIAGE PROPOSAL TO SHANNON TWEED GARNED A SERIES BEST 3 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS
NEW EPISODES WILL RETURN TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 AT 10PM ET/PT
NEW YORK, NY - July 27, 2011 - Last night's season finale cliffhanger of the A&E hit series "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" set ratings records for the longest running celebrity family show on television. Gene Simmons' marriage proposal to Shannon Tweed became the franchise's most-watched telecast of all time among the key adults 18-49 and 25-54 demographics with 1.7 million and 1.9 million viewers respectively, as well as the most-watched telecast in 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' history with 3 million total viewers.
Last night's record-breaking episode made A&E the #1 cable network among adults 25-54 in the 10pm hour. Season 6 of 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' finished as the most watched season ever for the franchise, averaging 1.2 million viewers in adults 25-54,1.1 million viewers in adults 18-49 and 1.8 million in total viewers. The series also netted double-digit increases versus Season 5 across all demos - up 29% in total viewers, 33% in adults 25-54 and 29% in adults 18-49.
Picking up where last night's cliffhanger left off, new episodes of 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' will return Tuesday, September 6 at 10:00pm ET/PT, where viewers will find out Shannon's answer to Gene's long awaited proposal.
"Gene Simmons Family Jewels" is produced by Thinkfactory Media and the Gene Simmons Company. Adam Freeman, Adam Reed, Gene Simmons, Moriah Muse, Erin Kelly and Leslie Greif are the series executive producers. David McKillop, Neil A. Cohen and Steven Harris are the A&E executive producers.
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