via press release:
IFC’s PORTLANDIA SEASON THREE PREMIERES STRONG, GROWING +30%
OVER SEASON TWO PREMIERE
Premiere Episodes Draw Over 1.1 Million Total Viewers
NEW YORK, NY – January 9, 2013 – IFC’s hit original series, Portlandia, starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, returned for a third season stronger than ever on Friday, January 4, with two back-to-back episodes (10 pm & 10:30 pm). The season opener at 10 pm ET/PT grew nearly +30% among total viewers above the series’ season two premiere. The two new episodes combined delivered over 1.1 million total viewers, 731,000 homes and 751,000 viewers in the coveted A18-49 demo.
Commented Jennifer Caserta, IFC’s president & general manager: “We are incredibly grateful to Fred, Carrie, Jonathan Krisel and everyone involved with the creation of this one-of-a-kind comedy. The show’s outstanding performance underscores IFC’s successful brand strategy and growing appeal for the distinct point of view our original alternative comedies provide.”
Source: Nielsen, January 4, 2013, IFC, 10-10:30P and 10:30-11P, Live+3, Total viewers=P2+.
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