Lead By ‘The Glades’, A&E Posts Best August In Network History

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via press release:

A&E POSTS BEST AUGUST IN NETWORK HISTORY

NETWORK DELIVERS GROWTH ACROSS ALL KEY DEMOS

THE GLADES PROPELS A&E TO #1 ON SUNDAY NIGHTS

ON PACE FOR SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR OF GROWTH

New York, NY – August 31, 2010 – A&E capped off the summer with the best August in network history among key demos, including adults 18-49 and 25-54.  The network posted incredible growth versus August 2009, witnessing growth of 6% among adults 18-34 (303,000), 4% among adults 18-49 (691,000), 5% among adults 25-54 (729,000) and 6% in total viewers (1.44 million), versus August 2009.

The new hit drama series “The Glades” has propelled A&E to ad-supported cable’s #1 network on Sunday nights among total viewers and helped the network finish August as the number five entertainment network overall among adults 25-54, finishing ahead of top networks including FX, MTV and Discovery.

A&E is also on pace to achieve its best year in network history among all key demos.  Year-to-date, the network is up 4% in adults 18-49 and 7% in adults 25-54 and total viewers.  This will mark A&E’s seventh consecutive year of growth.

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 atwww.aetvpress.com.

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