via press release:
“BULLOCH FAMILY RANCH” IS HIGHEST-RATED SERIES PREMIERE IN UP NETWORK’S HISTORY
ATLANTA, July 19, 2013 – The Wednesday, July 17 premiere of “Bulloch Family Ranch” was the highest-rated series premiere in the network’s nine-year history, according to Nielsen data released today by UP, America’s favorite channel for uplifting family entertainment.
The 10 p.m. EDT premiere generated the network’s best-ever series premiere ratings among total households, ranking UP (formerly GMC TV) #37 among all ad-supported networks with a 0.46 rating. It also ranked as the network’s best-ever series premiere among W25-54 (#29, 0.36 rating) and W18-49 (#35, 0.23). The premiere averaged 343,000 P2+.
“Bulloch Family Ranch” chronicles the dramatic everyday adventures of Julie and Rusty Bulloch, a fun-loving working class couple that juggles multiple jobs to make ends meet. Together, they are the proud “parents” of more than 25 kids. Only two, Amanda and Brodie, are biological. The rest are teens who have lived at the Bulloch Ranch during various times of dire need. For almost two decades, the Ranch has served as a place where troubled teens are welcomed with open arms and given a chance to get back on the right track. Rusty and Julie are committed to giving all their “kids” a stable, caring, nurturing environment along with the tools they need to become productive adults.
The Bulloch family’s ranch has a proven track record for being a springboard to success. One of their young men, Claude Davis, went from running with street gangs to running on the football field as an outstanding Defensive End for University of South Florida (USF). Recently, with the continued support of the Bullochs, Davis had a stint on the NFL roster of the New York Jets as a walk-on and is now heading for the Tampa Bay Storm.