OXYGEN MEDIA EARNS BEST WEDNESDAY AS "BEST INK" DELIVERS SEASON HIGH WITH F18-34
NEW YORK - February 20, 2014 -Oxygen Media earned its most-watched Wednesday of the year in press prime with F18-49, P18-49, F18-34 and P18-34; Wednesday total day of the year among F18-34 and P18-34; and delivered its best Wednesday sales prime of the year among P18-34. The success was fueled by "Best Ink," which delivered a season high among F18-34, up six percent from the previous week's episode. In the 10pm hour, Oxygen was the #9 cable network among F18-34 and "Best Ink" was the #4 most social new cable reality program in primetime on Wednesday.
On next week's season finale airing on Wednesday, February 26 at 10PM ET/PT, the three remaining artists are caught off-guard by a frantic flash challenge in Venice Beach. The final two artists battle for a life changing grand prize.
"Best Ink" is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions, a Banijay Group company, with Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, and Rick deOliveira serving as executive producers and Erin Cristall, Lisa Fletcher, and Zach Kozek serving as co-executive producers.
Source: Nielsen Media Research, LS; Socialguide, # tweets 2/19/14
About Oxygen Media
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform entertainment brand that delivers relevant and engaging content to young women who like to "live out loud." The growing cable network is the premier destination for unique and original unscripted programming including "The Face," "Best Ink," "Preachers of L.A.," "I'm Having Their Baby" and "Bad Girls Club." Oxygen is a social media trendsetter and leader in engaging modern young women-anywhere, anytime and on any device. Available in 80 million homes, Oxygen Media is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. For more information visit www.oxygen.com and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OxygenPR.
About Bunim/Murray Productions
Bunim/Murray Productions is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World (29 seasons for MTV). BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. Bunim/Murray's programming includes Bad Girls Club, Bad Girls All Star Battle, Love Games and Best Ink (Oxygen), Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami and Total Divas (E!), The Real World and The Challenge (MTV), The Ruckers: Southern Royals (WE tv) and Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime). Bunim/Murray Productions has also produced films, including Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO). Bunim/Murray Productions has launched additional entities including BMP Films, BMP Digital and BMP Latin. Based in Van Nuys, CA, Bunim/Murray Productions was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy of Arts & Science's Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.