via press release:

HISTORY’s 5-Night Premiere of


Delivers an Average of 2.4 Million

Total Viewers per Night

New York, November 23, 2009 – The 5 consecutive night premiere of WWII in HD— which debuted from Sunday-Thursday, November 15-19 at 9-11pm ET on HISTORY— claimed an average of 2.4 million Total Viewers, 970,000 Adults 25-54, 840,000 Adults 18-49 and a 2.0 HH rating per night.

More than 24.1 million viewers watched at least a portion of the 10-hour/5-night program event.

WWII in HD 5-Night Average vs. HISTORY Prime Average:

Total Viewers:  2.4 million vs. 1.2 million, up 100%

Adults 18-49:  840,000 vs. 542,000, up 55%

Adults 25-54:  970,000 vs. 593,000, up 64%

Men 18-49:  639,000 vs. 370,000, up 73%

Men 25-54:  730,000 vs. 402,000, up 82%

HH Rating:  2.0 vs. 0.9, up 122%

HISTORY’s visually astonishing landmark series WWII in HD presents the story of the war ? viewed through the eyes of 12 Americans who fought in or contributed to the war effort. With original, color footage, never before seen by most Americans, the 10-hour series is narrated by Emmy Award winner Gary Sinise (CSI: NY). One of the network’s most ambitious projects to date, WWII in HD premiered on HISTORY over 5 consecutive nights from Sunday-Thursday, November 15-19 at 9-11pm ET.

Executive Producers for HISTORY are Michael Stiller and David McKillop. WWII in HD is produced for HISTORY by Lou Reda Productions. Executive Producers for Lou Reda Productions are Lou Reda and Scott L. Reda. Matthew Ginsburg is Director and Executive Producer. Producers are Frederic Lumiere and Liz Reph.

HISTORY™ and HISTORY HD™ are the leading destinations for revealing, award-winning original non-fiction series and event-driven 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 Ax Men, Battle 360, How The Earth Was Made, Ice Road Truckers, Pawn Stars and The Universe, as well as acclaimed specials including 102 Minutes That Changed America, 1968 with Tom Brokaw, King, Life After People, Nostradamus: 2012 and Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed. HISTORY has earned four Peabody Awards, seven Primetime Emmy® Awards, 12 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards and received the prestigious Governor’s Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the network’s Save Our History® campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. Take a Veteran to School Day is the network’s latest initiative connecting America’s schools and communities with veterans from all wars. The HISTORY web site, located at, is the definitive historical online source that delivers entertaining and informative content featuring broadband video, interactive timelines, maps, games, podcasts and more.

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