2.1 MILLION VIEWERS WATCHED "JFK: THE SMOKING GUN" ON PREMIERE NIGHT
Documentary Delivers a 1.7 Total Rating on Premiere Night for REELZ
(Albuquerque, NM) Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - ReelzChannel today announced 2.1 million viewers* watched JFK: The Smoking Gun with the documentary delivering a 1.7 total rating on its premiere night. (*Source: Nielsen. 11/3/13. Live+SD data. JFK: The Smoking Gun 8P-2A. Reach using 6 min qualifier, P2+. HH rating based on 8p, 10p, and 12a telecasts). JFK: The Smoking Gun is a two-hour documentary inspired by the book of the same name from veteran police detective Colin McLaren, who spent four and a half years on the forensic cold-case investigation of JFK's assassination and believes he has found the smoking gun that killed the president.
"JFK: The Smoking Gun is bold programming that takes an independent network to bring to light," said ReelzChannel CEO Stan E. Hubbard. "Viewers across America showed their insatiable curiosity with what actually happened that fateful day in Dallas by tuning in to this groundbreaking documentary and seeing for themselves the shocking facts and evidence discovered through two investigations spanning 30 years."
For any viewers who might have missed the documentary, REELZ will air JFK: The Smoking Gun several more times in November starting Friday, November 8 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT and 12am ET/ 9pm PT. Additional chances to watch JFK: The Smoking Gun are below along with airdates and times for the network's Kennedys in November programming, which takes viewers deep into the JFK assassination.
JFK: The Smoking Gun on November 8 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT and 12am ET/ 9pm PT
JFK: The Smoking Gun is a two-hour documentary inspired by the book of the same name from veteran police detective Colin McLaren, who spent four and a half years on the forensic cold-case investigation of JFK's assassination and believes he has found the smoking gun that killed the president. After reading Bonar Menninger's "Mortal Error: The Shot That Killed JFK" which details the 25 years of painstaking work done by ballistics expert Howard Donahue, McLaren committed himself to digging even deeper in the case with the discipline of his crime scene investigation experience. McLaren's investigation marks the first and only time a qualified homicide detective has carefully analyzed the complete catalog of evidence, testimony and witness statements surrounding the JFK assassination using modern techniques and the most recently released information. Using state-of-the-art investigative tools and research methodologies, McLaren answers what is perhaps the most asked question of the last 50 years - who killed JFK? For those interested in going deeper into the books behind the story, "JFK: The Smoking Gun" and "Mortal Error: The Shot that Killed JFK", both books are available to buy through links featured at www.reelz.com/smokinggun.
-Additional chances to watch JFK: The Smoking Gun:
Friday, November 8 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT and 12am ET/ 9pm PT
Sunday, November 10 at 5pm ET/ 2pm PT
Tuesday, November 12 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT
Friday, November 15 at 5pm ET/ 2pm PT
Monday, November 18 at 1am ET/ 10pm PT
Friday, November 22 at 6pm ET/ 3pm PT and 12am ET/ 9pm PT
The Kennedys on Saturday, November 16 starting at 1pm ET/ 10am PT
Viewers have an additional chance to watch the entire The Kennedys miniseries on Saturday, November 16 when REELZ airs all eight episodes back to back starting at 1pm ET/ 10am PT.
JFK: Inside the Evidence on Sunday, November 10 at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT
Hosted by nationally renowned journalist Bill Kurtis (A&E Investigative Reports, Cold Case Files, American Justice), JFK: Inside the Evidence takes viewers deeper into the evidence and conclusions presented in JFK: The Smoking Gun through closer examination and scrutiny of the key elements of the documentary, which premieres Sunday, November 3. Kurtis challenges the men behind the documentary including veteran police detective Colin McLaren ("JFK: The Smoking Gun") and Bonar Menninger ("Mortal Error: The Shot That Killed JFK"). JFK: Inside the Evidence also features a rare interview with U.S. District Judge John R. Tunheim, who chaired the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB), which met for four years during the Clinton Administration after its formation under the President John. F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992. Under Tunheim's leadership, the ARRB uncovered, verified and made public more than five million pages of documents, evidence and witness statements. Much of what was released by the ARRB is what opened the door for greater public scrutiny into the assassination of President Kennedy, including the in-depth investigation that made the documentary JFK: The Smoking Gun possible.
Joining the discussion with Bill Kurtis, Colin McLaren and Bonar Menninger are also firearms examiner Leonard Romero and forensic pathologist Dr. Juan Carrillo.
-Additional chance to watch JFK: Inside the Evidence:
Tuesday, November 12 at 12am ET/ 9pm PT
Friday, November 15 at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT
Friday, November 22 at 2am ET/ 11pm PT
Killing JFK 50 Questions Answered on Friday, November 8 at 11pm ET/ 8pm PT
A fast-paced show that unravels 50 top questions and mysteries surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy. From his ill-fated trip to Texas to the killing of Lee Harvey Oswald, the show examines every aspect of the tragedy that rocked the world.
-Additional chances to watch Killing JFK- 50 Questions Answered:
Friday, November 8 at 11pm ET/ 8pm PT
Sunday, November 10 at 4pm ET/ 1pm PT and 2am ET/ 11pm PT
Thursday, November 14 at 5pm ET/ 2pm PT
Friday, November 15 at 4pm ET/ 1pm PT
Thursday, November 21 at 2am ET/ 11pm PT
Friday, November 22 at 1pm ET/ 10pm PT
Saturday, November 23 at 2:30pm ET/ 11:30am PT
Oliver Stone's JFK airs on Monday, November 11 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT
JFK is Oliver Stone's 1991 powerful and controversial film about the shots heard round the world and the mystery surrounding the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and remains one of the most provocative movies of our time. Aside from its box-office success, critical acclaim and awards, it played a major role in the national debate leading to passage of the 1992 Assassination Materials Disclosure Act. Nominated for eight Academy Awards(R) and winner of two, JFK chronicles New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison's investigation into the Kennedy assassination. It explores all the assassination theories that have raised the nation's persistent questions, doubts and suspicions for nearly 50 years.
-Additional chances to watch Oliver Stone's JFK on Friday, November 22 at 2pm ET/ 11am PT and again at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT
Viewers can go even deeper and examine the facts and evidence from the documentary through the JFK: The Smoking Gun companion website accessible through www.reelz.com and directly at www.jfkthesmokinggun.com. The companion website provides a visually organized connection to the facts and evidence behind the two-hour documentary including an interactive crime scene map, detailed information on the experts behind JFK: The Smoking Gun as well as ballistics and medical evidence complete with dozens of photos and video clips from the documentary. Visitors can also join the discussion via Twitter and Facebook and participate in the site's unique opinion poll. The poll allows visitors to quickly register their opinion on whether they agree with the conclusions from the facts and evidence in JFK: The Smoking Gun.
About ReelzChannel - Hollywood Happens Here(TM)
ReelzChannel is the only cable and satellite network devoted to delivering entertaining and fresh programming that explores, uncovers and lives inside the magic of Hollywood wherever it happens. The network is also home to ambitious television events, miniseries and series featuring big stories and big stars as seen with the Emmy(R)-winning The Kennedys and Ken Follett's World Without End. And, building directly on The Kennedys, JFK: The Smoking Gun promises to solve the assassination of JFK when it premieres on Sunday, November 3, 2013. REELZ is also co-developing a miniseries based on J. Randy Taraborrelli's highly acclaimed book, After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family from 1968 to the Present, with Muse Entertainment. With movie and entertainment experts, including Leonard Maltin, Richard Roeper and Sam Rubin, viewers get trusted insight into movies wherever they're playing, whether in theaters or at home throughout the day, every day.
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