TLC CLOSES OUT 2Q17 WITH RECORD RATINGS AND 3Q MOMENTUM
--Network Saw Double-Digit Year-over-Year Growth--
TLC continues to show strong growth finishing out second quarter 2017 up 10% in primetime versus year ago and ranked as the #7 ad supported cable network among W25-54.
In addition, TLC saw single to double-digit growth on five nights of the week versus year ago (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday) driven by key series including Counting On, Little People, Big World, 7 Little Johnstons, My 600-lb Life and Skin Tight. The ratings success continued with the season two premiere of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? delivering 1.7M P2+ viewers making it the highest rated and most watched of any 90 Day Fiancé season premiere ever.
Continuing the second quarter momentum, third quarter kicked off strong with the season finale of Little People, Big World, the season premiere of I Am Jazz and Counting On: Jessa's Birth Special. The season finale of Little People, Big World averaged 2.9M P2+ viewers and ranked #1 in its time slot with W25-54, making it the most watched episode in nearly a decade. In addition, it was the most watched season since September 2014, averaging 2.4M P2+ viewers. Tuesday's season premiere of I Am Jazz averaged 1.7M P2+ viewers, up +16% versus its prior season premiere. Capping it all off, Counting On: Jessa's Birth Special averaged 2.2M P2+ viewers, its most watched episode since November.
Source: Nielsen, 2Q17 (3/27/17-6/25/17), 2Q16 (3/28/16-6/26/16). Prime = M-Su 8-11pm. 90 Day = 6/25/17. LPBW = 6/27/17, TP = Tue 8-10pm. Most Watched since 12/22/08, based on P2+ (000s). LPBW Season = 5/2/17-6/20/17, most watched season since 9/2/14-9/30/14. Jazz = 6/27/17 vs. 6/8/16. Counting On = 6/26/17, best since 11/15/16. L+3 Cov Rtg/(000s).
Offering remarkable real-life stories without judgment, TLC shares everyday heart, humor, hope, and human connection with programming genres that include fascinating families, heartwarming transformations, and life's milestone moments. In 2017 to-date, TLC ranks as the #6 ad-supported cable network in Prime among W25-54.
TLC is a global brand available in more than 89 million homes in the US and 325 million households around the world. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere through TLC GO - the network's TVE offering featuring live and on demand access to complete seasons. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites and exclusive original video content. Fans can also interact with TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in 220 countries and territories to satisfy curiosity and captivate superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids content brands.