TLC TAKES #1 SPOT FOR WOMEN IN ALL AD-SUPPORTED CABLE PRIMETIME IN JULY DRIVEN BY SERIES HIGHS FOR 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? AND NEW HIT DR. PIMPLE POPPER
TLC was the #1 Cable Network on Sunday nights among W25-54/18-49/18-34 in July driven by 90 DAY FIANCÉ: HAPPILY EVER AFTER?
New Series DR. PIMPLE POPPER Elevated TLC to Rank as #1 Cable Network with W25-54 on Wednesday Nights in July
TLC earned the #1 spot for W25-54 delivery in all of ad-supported cable in July 2018 and logged its best July ever, propelled by strong performances for its wildly successful spinoff 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? and freshman series, DR. PIMPLE POPPER.
Season three of 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? earned its highest-rated season ever, with W25-54/18-49 and P2+, making TLC the #1 cable network on Sunday nights with W25-54/18-49/18-34. Fans stayed glued for the always unpredictable two-part tell all, Part 2 brought in a franchise high 2.4 W25-54 rating and averaged 2.7M P2+ viewers ranking as the #1 program on cable for the night with W25-54.
DR. PIMPLE POPPER premiered on July 11th and became the network's highest-rated freshman series in five years, driving TLC to rank as the #1 with W25-54 on Wednesday nights in July. Through four episodes, the series is averaging a 1.8 W25-54 rating, and 2.7M P2+ viewers and currently ranks #1 in its Wednesday 10-11p time period among W25-54/18-49.
"We are thrilled with our July performance, driven by our established series and new favorites. Our devoted viewers continue to show us that TLC is the destination for the real-life stories and unbelievable moments you can't find anywhere else," said Howard Lee, President and GM, TLC.
Viewers were also highly engaged on social media in July, making TLC the #1 primetime cable reality network on Facebook, #3 on Instagram, and #5 on Twitter.
A new season of BEFORE THE 90 DAYS, which follows couples before the K-1 Visa process begins, airs on Sundays at 8/7c. DR. PIMPLE POPPER continues this Wednesday at 10/9c, with the finale on August 15.
90 DAY FIANCÉ: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? and 90 DAY FIANCÉ: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS are produced by Sharp Entertainment for TLC. Join the conversation on social media by using #90DayFiance and 'Like' 90 Day Fiancé on Facebook. Download the TLC GO app to catch up on full episodes.
DR. PIMPLE POPPER is produced by Ping Pong Productions for TLC. Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #DrPimplePopper, and 'Like' Dr. Pimple Popper: This is Zit on Facebook. Watch full episodes on the TLC GO app or at TLC.com/DrPimplePopper.
Source: Nielsen, L+3. S3 of 90 Day Fiance HEA (5/20/18-7/15/18) and S3 Tell Alls (7/22/18-7/29/18). Rankings based on delivery.
Source: Nielsen, L+3. #1 cable network ranking on Wednesday Prime in July 2018 (7/2/18-7/29/18). Dr. Pimple Popper thru 4 weeks (7/11/18-8/1/18). Cable program ranking during S1-td of Dr. Pimple Popper (7/11/18-8/1/18) and ranked on average program delivery. Rankings based on delivery.
Social Rank Source: July (7/1/18-7/31/18). Nielsen, Social Content Ratings data, ranked on total program interactions in Prime unless otherwise noted. Programs include all Prime telecasts.
*Instagram Owned data unavailable from 5/3/18-7/20/18. Facebook organic metrics are not available in reporting for 04/06/18-forward. Facebook owned metrics are not available from 06/05/18 - 06/06/18
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