“BIG BROTHER: AFTER DARK” AND “THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS” ON TVGN DELIVER TRIPLE-DIGIT GAINS IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOS THIS SUMMER
Ratings Momentum Builds as TVGN Prepares for Premieres of
New Original Programming This Fall
LOS ANGELES (Sept. 16, 2013) – BIG BROTHER: AFTER DARK and THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, which debuted on TVGN (TV Guide Network) this summer, have delivered triple-digit increases in viewers and women 25-54 for the first 10 weeks of the third quarter, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings.
“The two fan-obsessed shows bookending our primetime lineup—BIG BROTHER: AFTER DARK and Y&R—have helped TVGN become the fastest-growing entertainment network in the country,” said Brad Schwartz, President of Entertainment and Media, TVGN.
TVGN’s quarter-to-date (July 1 through Sept. 8, 2013) ratings versus the second quarter 2013 delivery average include the following highlights:
TVGN’s fall programming includes two new original reality series: MOTHER OF ALL TALENT, premiering on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 8:00 PM, PT/ET, and TEQUILA SISTERS, premiering later this fall. MOTHER OF ALL TALENT is an eight-episode docu-series following the dynamic mother-daughter duo Nikki and Lorri, who have built one of the nation’s leading talent agencies for kids straight from their quirky hometown in Staten Island, N.Y. TEQUILA SISTERS is an eight-episode docu-soap series that follows the real lives of the Marins, an affluent, multi-generational Hispanic family living in Southern California who struggle to hold on to traditional values when faced with the seductions of Hollywood lifestyle.
In addition, TVGN will debut a primetime television special, WENDY WILLIAMS: HOW YOU DOIN’, BROADWAY?!, on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 8:00 PM, ET/PT starring the multi-talented talk show host, best-selling author and Broadway star. The network also plans to air a primetime television special hosted by John Rich (2011 winner of “Celebrity Apprentice,” judge on “Nashville Star” and one half of country's rockin' duo, Big & Rich), the GRAMMY-nominated country music sensation whose on-screen personality and charisma is as magnetic as his music.
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TVGN (TV Guide Network) is a highly distributed entertainment network owned by CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). The venture combines CBS’s programming, production and marketing assets with Lionsgate’s resources in motion pictures, television and digitally delivered content. Seen in more than 80 million homes, TVGN’s programming celebrates Hollywood with original series and specials. TVGN’s new ownership structure is comprised of the company with the #1 broadcast network and many of the top first-run syndication series (“Entertainment Tonight,” “OMG! Insider”) and the studio that distributes the blockbuster “Hunger Games” and “Twilight” franchises and produces such award-winning dramas as “Mad Men.”
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