via press release:
A&E FINISHES BEST SECOND QUARTER IN NETWORK HISTORY SCORING RECORD JUNE HIGHLIGHTED BY 10% GROWTH
NETWORK RANKS AS THE #5 ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK IN CABLE 2010-TO-DATE
NEW YORK, NY – June 29, 2010 – Continuing its phenomenal ratings growth, after securing the best quarter in the network’s history in the first quarter of 2010, A&E enjoyed its best second quarter ever among adults 25-54 and total viewers, behind the strength of the network’s expansive slate of original series.
The network was up 5% in adults 25-54 (655,000) and 4% among total viewers (1.32 million) marking the best in network history. Year to-date, A&E currently ranks as the number 5 entertainment cable network among adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 and tied for number 5 in total viewers.
June 2010 was also the best June on record for A&E, posting increases of 10% among total viewers (1.36 million), versus June 2009. The network also grew by 4% in the key adults 25-54 demographic (671,000).
About A&E Network
A&E is “Real Life. Drama.” Now reaching more than 99 million homes, A&E is television that you can’t turn away from; where unscripted shows are dramatic and scripted dramas are authentic. A&E offers a diverse mix of high quality entertainment ranging from the network’s original scripted series to signature non-fiction franchises, including the Emmy-winning “Intervention,” “Dog The Bounty Hunter,” “Hoarders,” “Paranormal State” and “Criss Angel Mindfreak,” and the most successful justice shows on cable, including “The First 48” and “Manhunters.” The A&E website is located at www.aetv.com. For more press information and photography please visit us on the web at www.aetvpress.com.