Degrassi Goes to Hollywood Breaks Records for The N as Most–Watched, Highest-Rated Telecast Ever, Drawing Nearly 1 Million Total Viewers

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August 18th, 2009

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Degrassi Original TV Movie Breaks Records for The N as Most–Watched, Highest-Rated Telecast Ever, Drawing Nearly 1 Million Total Viewers

Ranks as Teen’s Number-One Telecast on Broadcast and Ad-Supported Cable TV

The N’s Degrassi Goes to Hollywood premiere on Friday, Aug. 14 (8-10 p.m. [all times ET]) set a new record for  the network, ranking as the highest-rated and most-watched telecast in the net’s history with total viewers (977,000) and  teens (511,000).  The premiere of The N’s first-ever original TV movie delivered more teens 12-17 for The N on Friday during the 8-10 p.m. time period than any other broadcast or ad-supported cable network.

Degrassi Goes to Hollywood ratings highlights include:

  • The two-hour original TV movie set a new total viewer record for The N, drawing 977,000 total viewers (P2+), up +179% over last year's like time period.
  • Among teens 12-17, the premiere of Degrassi Goes to Hollywood also set a new record as the most-watched and highest-rated telecast, averaging a 3.2/511,000 T12-17 (+167%).
  • The Degrassi TV movie was the number-one program in its time period on all of broadcast and ad-supported cable television with teens 12-17.
    • With P12-24, the premiere of Degrassi Goes to Hollywood also set a new record as the most-watched and highest-rated telecast, averaging a 2.1/662,000 P12-24 (+163%).
    • The Degrassi TV movie was also the number-one program in its time period on all of broadcast and ad-supported cable television with P12-24.
    • Driven by Degrassi Goes to Hollywood, on Friday Aug. 14 The N had its most-watched total day (6 p.m. to 3 a.m.) ever with total viewers, teens 12-17 and persons 12-24.
    • Additionally, the Degrassi TV movie drew in more than 2.1 million total viewers (P2+) and 1.4 million P12-24 on Friday night over three plays (8 p.m., 10 p.m. and 12 a.m.).

The N, the 24-hour TV network exclusively for and about teens, will be renamed TeenNick on September 28, 2009.  Season nine of Degrassi: The Next Generation will premiere on the network in October.  Degrassi: The Next Generation, winner of both a Television Critics Association Award and two Teen Choice Summer Series Awards, is a fictional, dramatic series that tackles tough issues in a realistic way.  Degrassi explores an interesting group of adolescents and young adults going through the trials and tribulations at Degrassi Community School and beyond.

 
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