HISTORY DELIVERS TOP NOTCH TUESDAY NIGHT PERFORMANCE WITH "TOP GEAR" & "COUNTING CARS"
Season 3 Premiere of "Top Gear" Locks 1.7 Million Viewers
"Counting Cars" Garners 2.4 Million Viewers
NEW YORK, August 14, 2012 - HISTORY(R) continues its ratings success with the season 3 premiere of Top Gear and a premiere episode of Counting Cars on Tuesday, August 14.
The season 3 premiere of Top Gear, from 9-10pm, delivered 1.7 million total viewers and 1 million viewers with both Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54.
From 10-11pm, the Counting Cars premiere episode delivered 2.4 million total viewers, 1.1 million Adults 18-49 and 1.2 million Adults 25-54.
TOP GEAR is a produced for HISTORY by BBC Worldwide Productions and is co-production between HISTORY and BBC Worldwide. John Hesling is Executive Producer. Executive producer for HISTORY is Russ McCarroll.
COUNTING CARS is produced for HISTORY by Leftfield Pictures. Zachary Behr and Julian Hobbs are Executive Producers for HISTORY. Executive Producers for Leftfield Pictures are Brent Montgomery, David George, and Shawn Witt. Joel Patterson is Co-Executive Producer for Leftfield Pictures.
HISTORY(R) is the leading destination for factual entertainment, including award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. The network's all-original programming slate, including scripted event programming, features a litany of hits including American Pickers(R), American Restoration(TM), Ax Men(TM), Ice Road Truckers(R), Pawn Stars(R), Swamp People(R) and Top Shot(R) as well as epic mini-series and specials such as the Emmy(R) Award-winning Gettysburg, America The Story of Us, Hatfields & McCoys, Vietnam in HD and 102 Minutes That Changed America. The HISTORY website is the leading online resource for all things history, and in 2011, the United States Library of Congress selected HISTORY's Civil War 150 site for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the American Civil War sesquicentennial. www.history.com