GSN BUCKS CABLE TREND, SHOWING GROWTH YEAR OVER YEAR
2014 Most Watched Year in Network History with Growth Across All Demos
Primetime Ratings Hit Ten-Year Highs As Cable Network Will Return
Three New Series, "Skin Wars,""Idiotest" and "It Takes A Church"
January 14, 2015 (Santa Monica, CA) - GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today that 2014 was the network's most-watched year ever in cable primetime among total viewers, Adults 18+, Women 18+, People 25-54 and Women 25-54. This is also the third consecutive year of growth for the 20-year old cable network, bucking the current downward trend in viewership being felt by other well-established cable channels.
Additional end-of-year ratings highlights for the network include: 2014 tying with 2013 as the most watched year ever in total day among total viewers; growing their P25-54 and W25-54 for a third consecutive year in cable primetime, which is a first for the network; and ending 2014 on a strong note by delivering its most watched fourth quarter ever in total day among total viewers and in cable primetime among W18+. GSN was also one of the top ten fastest growing ad supported cable entertainment networks in 4Q in cable primetime among P18-49 and P25-54.
The network has also found success with three new series that launched in 2014 and will return in 2015: "Skin Wars," hosted by actress Rebecca Romijn, "Idiotest," hosted by comedian Ben Gleib and "It Takes A Church," featuring award-winning vocalist Natalie Grant. The Emmy(R)-nominated quiz show "The Chase," hosted by Brooke Burns and featuring trivia master Mark "The Beast" Labbett, also returns for a fourth season.
"GSN's commitment to both increasing original programming and expanding the genre of television game has resulted in three years of consecutive growth for our target demo," said Amy Introcaso-Davis, GSN's Executive Vice President of Programming and Development. "We are excited that our audience has embraced these creative, fun, contemporary shows and can't wait for them to see the whole 2015 line-up."
GSN is the leader in game show entertainment across multimedia. GSN presents original and classic game programming and competitive entertainment and games via its 80-million subscriber television network, a dedicated GSN.TV website and via digital game sites. GSN's cross-platform content gives game lovers the opportunity to win cash and prizes, through GSN's popular TV game shows and GSN Games' free casual games, mobile and social games, and skill-game tournaments. GSN's television network is distributed throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Canada by all major cable operators, satellite providers and telcos. GSN is owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and DIRECTV. For further information, please visit GSNTV.com.
 Source: Nielsen, 12/30/13-12/28/14 vs. prior years since 12/27/1999, Cable Primetime 7P-12A M-SU, AA(000) L+3
 Source: Nielsen, 09/29/14-12/28/14 vs. prior 4Qs since 9/27/1999, Total Day 6A-6A M-SU, Cable Primetime 7P-12A M-SU, AA(000) L+3
 Source: Nielsen, 09/29/14-12/28/14 GSN vs. Nielsen defined ad sup cable networks, excludes sports and news, Cable Primetime 7P-12A M-SU, AA(000) L+3