via press release:
HISTORY® MARKS SIX YEARS OF GROWTH
BEST YEAR EVER FOR THE NETWORK
#1 Entertainment Destination for Men and
#1 Non-Fiction Entertainment Network
New York, December 19, 2012 – HISTORY® will close out 2012 as its best year ever for the sixth year in a row.
Since 2009, HISTORY is the fastest growing network in all of television. With an all original line-up, the network currently has more series averaging over 1 million impressions with Adults 25-54 than any other network in cable.
HISTORY will finish the year as the #1 non-fiction entertainment network in all key demos, the #1 entertainment destination for men and the #4 cable network (among Adults 25-54). And, for the third year in a row HISTORY ranked in the top 5 among all 4 key demos.
HISTORY’s first scripted miniseries, HATFIELDS & MCOYS, shattered records over the three night premiere (May 28-30) with an average of 13.8 million total viewers per night and a total of more than 62 million viewers tuning in during the week. All 3 parts of HATFIELDS & MCOYS now rank as the top 3 entertainment telecasts of all time in ad supported cable history among total viewers.
Returning top performing series propelled the network in 2012, such as, , and .
This summer, HISTORY launched two more original hit series to its roster: MOUNTAIN MEN with an average of 3.5 million total viewers, 1.7 million Adults 25-54 and 1.5 million Adults 18-49, making it one the top non-fiction shows in cable and COUNTING CARS with an average of 2.6 million total viewers, 1.4 million Adults 25-54 and 1.3 million Adults 18-49.
HISTORY was also driven to success in 2012 with its roster of acclaimed and highly successful event specials and mini-series programming, such as: THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA, which averaged 2.6 million total viewers, 1.2 million Adults 25-54 and 1 million Adults 18-49 across 4 nights.