via press release:
HISTORY(R) Delivers Top Notch Performance with "TOP TUESDAYS"
All New Episodes Lock 2.1 Million Total Viewers
Best Telecast Ever for the Series Among Adults 18-49
Season Four Premiere Captures 1.8 Million Total Viewers
Grew 19% vs. Season 3 premiere with Adults 25-54
New York, February 15, 2012 - HISTORY's premiere of "TOP TUESDAYS'" delivered record numbers for the network with all new episodes of TOP GEAR and the season four premiere of TOP SHOT .
The Tuesday, February 14 at 9 pm ET premiere of TOP GEAR delivered 2.1 million total viewers, 1.1 million Adults 25-54 and 1.2 million Adults 18-49. Among Adults 18-49 it was the best telecast yet for the series.
The fourth season premiere of TOP SHOT targeted 1.8 million total viewers, 1 million Adults 18-49 and 1.1 million Adults 25-54 (+19% vs. Season 3 premiere).
TOP GEAR is a produced by BBC Worldwide Productions and is a co-production between HISTORY and BBC Worldwide. John Hesling is Executive Producer. Executive producer for HISTORY is Russ McCarroll.
TOP SHOT is produced for HISTORY by Pilgrim Studios. Executive Producers for HISTORY are Zachary G. Behr and Paul Cabana. Craig Piligian is Executive Producer for Pilgrim Studios.
HISTORY(R) and HISTORY HD(R) are the leading destinations for revealing, award-winning original non-fiction series and event specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture. Among the network's program offerings are hit series such as American Pickers, Ax Men, American Restoration, Ice Road Truckers, Top Gear, Pawn Stars and Top Shot, as well as acclaimed specials including Gettysburg, America the Story of Us, WWII in HD, 102 Minutes That Changed America and Life After People. HISTORY has earned four Peabody Awards, seven Primetime Emmy(R) Awards, 12 News & Documentary Emmy(R) Awards and received the prestigious Governor's Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the network's Save Our History(R) campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. Take a Veteran to School Day is the network's signature initiative connecting America's schools and communities with veterans from all wars. The HISTORY website, located at www.history.com, is the leading online resource for all things history, featuring over 20,000 videos, images, audio clips, articles and interactive features that allow visitors to dig deeper into a broad range of thousands of historical topics.