via press release:
DESTINATION AMERICA OFF TO A SMOKIN’ START
Double Digit Prime and Total Day Delivery Gains vs. Year Ago
Destination America, the only network dedicated to the people, places and stories of the United States, is off to a terrific start. With the debut Memorial Day weekend, the first week of programming yielded a best-ever week for primetime and total day among P25-54 and M25-54.
Original series, BBQ Pitmasters, helped drive record-setting nights for Destination America in June, recording several bests ever in Prime including, last Sunday (6/24), with that night’s 9p premiere episode becoming the #1 telecast ever for Destination America among HH and P/M 25-54 delivery for Total Day. The 9-10p timeslot premiere episode of BBQ Pitmasters also bolstered Destination America as 21st for the night, among all ad supported cable for M25-54 delivery, beating networks such as ADSM, NGC, G4, TRAV, H2, VH1, CMT, BBCA, BIO, NBC Sports, NGWD, among others.
Since its launch on May 28, the network ranks #1 in primetime for delivery of P25-54, M25-54, P18-49 and M18-49 (tied with DSE) among networks with less than 60M subscribers.
After one month, Destination America has moved up 14 ranks vs. June 2011 (as Planet Green), landing at #46 in prime for M25-54 delivery and ahead of G4 (61.7M subs), MLB (69.5M subs), Golf (85M subs), CNBC (97.7M subs), Weather (100M subs), Nat Geo Wild, NFL Network and NBA-TV.
For June 2012, nearly every demo and daypart was up double digits vs. June 2011: