via press release:
BIO CHANNEL SPECIAL ‘JEFF DUNHAM: BIRTH OF A DUMMY’ BECOMES NETWORK’S #1 TELECAST OF ALL TIME IN ALL KEY DEMOS AND TOTAL VIEWERS
NEW YORK, NY – November 28, 2011 – The premiere of the BIO Channel original special “Jeff Dunham: Birth of a Dummy” set ratings records for the network on Tuesday, November 22 at 8:00PM. The two-hour special became the network’s most-watched telecast of all time among key adults 18-49 and 25-54 demographics and total viewers.
For the night, “Jeff Dunham” was watched by 1.2 million total viewers. The 8PM premiere garnered 425,000 adults 25-54, 321,000 adults 18-49 and 714,000 total viewers, all ratings records for the network, becoming the single most-watched telecast in network history.
BIO’s “Jeff Dunham: Birth of a Dummy,” delivers exclusive, unprecedented access to the life of the entertainer who single-handedly made ventriloquism hip again. The special will encore on BIO Tuesday, November 29 at 9PM ET/PT, Thursday, December 1 at 8PM ET/PT and Wednesday, December 14 at 9PM ET/PT.
“Jeff Dunham: Birth of a Dummy” is produced for BIO by Triage Entertainment. Executive producers for Triage Entertainment are Stephen Kroopnick, Stu Schreiberg and Erik Himmelsbach. Executive producers for BIO are David McKillop, Thomas Moody and Peter Tarshis.
At BIO, we prove that the truth about people is always more entertaining than fiction. BIO is about real people and their real lives: up close and personal, gritty and provocative, always unfiltered. BIO original series uncover the real drama in people stories: everyday situations with a twist; celebrities going off-script; people-centric crime stories and paranormal events. In addition to being the exclusive home to the Emmy Award-winning “Biography®” series, the dynamic blend of original and acquired series on BIO includes “I Survived…,” “Celebrity Ghost Stories,” “Inside Story” and “Aftermath with William Shatner.” The 24-hour network is now available in more than 66 million households. The BIO web site is located at www.bio.com.