Thursday, April 12, 2018

TLC Ratings

THE RETURN OF TRADING SPACES DESIGNS A RATINGS WIN FOR TLC
TRADING SPACES Season Premiere Nabs #1 Spot on Saturday Night
  
After a ten-year hiatus, fan favorite home design show TRADING SPACES returned with record ratings averaging 2.8M P2+ viewers and claiming the #1 spot in all of television on Saturday night.  The series lead in TRADING SPACES REUNION SPECIAL also premiered strong delivering 2.5 P2+ viewers and ranking #1 in its time slot for the night.  The combined airings led to TLC’s highest Saturday night in eight years

TRADING SPACES fans were not just watching, they were also engaged on social media.  On Saturday night, TRADING SPACES was the #1 most social primetime television program on Facebook, and the hashtag #TradingSpaces trended on Twitter in the US during the 8, 9 and 10 p.m. ET hours.  
  
The design fun continues this Saturday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, with an all-new episode featuring legacy carpenters Ty Pennington and Carter Oosterhouse as they “trade spaces” for the first time on the show while new carpenters Brett Tutor and Joanie Sprague make their series debut.  

TRADING SPACES was the first home makeover series of its kind and launched a generation of shows to follow in the television home design genre. Two sets of neighbor’s trade rooms for two days and, with the help of a designer and carpenter makeover a room with a budget of $2000.

Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #TradingSpaces, ‘Like’ the Trading Spaces Facebook page, and watch more video on TLC.com/TradingSpaces.

Trading Spaces is produced by Authentic Entertainment, a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America.

Source:  Nielsen, Prime = 8-11pm. Data based on Program Based Daypart (000s). L+3, Cov Rtg/ (000s). TP Ranks based on Program 1/4hr, L+3 (000s), Trading Spaces/Trading Spaces Reunion (4/7/18), 1Q18 (1/1/18-4/1/18), 

Social Rank Source: Nielsen, Social Content Ratings data, ranked on total program interactions in Prime unless otherwise noted. Programs include all Prime telecasts.


ABOUT TLC
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, TLC’s ratings increased by double digits (up a record +12% among women 25-54) and ranked as the #6 ad-supported cable network in Prime among W25-54.

TLC is a global brand available in more than 88 million homes in the US and 271 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 (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories to satisfy curiosity and captivate superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids content brands.


TLC Finishes February 2018 as the #1 Cable Network on Wednesday Nights with Women 25-54 and 18-49, and as the #4 Ad-Supported Cable Network in Prime
TLC further spins the numbers for the month to date.

[via press release from TLC] TLC FINISHES FEBRUARY 2018 AS THE #1 CABLE NETWORK ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS WITH WOMEN 25-54 AND 18-49, AND AS THE #4 AD-SUPPORTED CABLE NETWORK IN PRIME

February saw Single- to Double-Digit Growth vs. YAGO on 5 Nights of the Week
(Silver Spring, MD) - TLC closed February 2018 with its highest rated February Prime performance in four years with W25-54 and W18-49 demos, making it the #4 ad-supported cable network among these demos in Prime for the month. The network also saw single to double-digit increases year-over-year in Prime on five nights of the week. This growth was driven by new series and returning fan favorites on Wednesday and Sunday nights.

TLC finished out February as the #1 cable network on Wednesday nights among key W25-54 and W18-49 demos. This was driven by the sixth season of MY 600-LB LIFE which is averaging 1.8M P2+ viewers, and pacing as the series' highest-rated season ever with W25-54/18-49. Also on Wednesday nights, freshman transformation series FAMILY BY THE TON averaged 1.2M P2+ viewers. It was the highest monthly Wednesday Prime performance among W25-54 ratings since February 2017.

TLC was the #3 cable network on Sunday night among W25-54/18-49, driven by SISTER WIVES and SEEKING SISTER WIFE. Averaging 1.9M P2+ viewers, SISTER WIVES was the #3 cable program in February among W25-54/18-49 in its Sunday 8-10P time period. New series SEEKING SISTER WIFE is averaging 1.2M P2+ viewers, making it the #2 program in February among W25-54/18-49 in its Sunday 10-11P time period.

Also in February, TLC was the fifth most social reality cable network on Facebook, up +2 spots from January, and #6 on Twitter, up +2 spots vs. January. For the second consecutive month, MY 600-LB LIFE was TLC's most social show, with each February episode ranking as the #2 most social cable reality program on premiere nights. SEEKING SISTER WIFE more than doubled its January social interactions for new episodes, making it the #5 most social reality cable programs on Twitter.
Source: Nielsen, February 2018 (01/29/18-02/25/18); February 2017 (1/30/17-02/26/17). Prime = 8-11pm. Data based on Program Based Daypart (000s). L+3, Cov Rtg/ (000s). Shows over 1.0M = Premieres only, 3+ telecasts. Based on P2+ (000).

Social Rank Source: Nielsen, Social Content Ratings data, ranked on total program interactions in Prime unless otherwise noted. Programs include all Prime telecasts.

ABOUT TLC
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, TLC's ratings increased by double digits (up a record +12% among women 25-54) and ranked as the #6 ad-supported cable network in Prime among W25-54.

TLC is a global brand available in more than 88 million homes in the US and 271 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 more than 220 countries and territories to satisfy curiosity and captivate superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids content brands.


UNEXPECTED IS TLC’s #1 NEW SERIES IN 2017

--New Episodes Premiere Sundays at 10/9c through December 17--

(Silver Spring, MD) – TLC viewers flocked to the highly anticipated new series UNEXPECTED, which premiered Sunday, November 12 at 10/9c and is the network’s highest-rated freshman series premiere in 2017 for W18-34 and W18-49 since the series premiere of 90 DAY FIANCÉ: HAPPILY EVER AFTER?. The episode delivered a strong audience of more than 1.2M total viewers P2+ and averaged a 1.1 W25-54 rating, a 1.0 W18-49 rating and 1.0 W18-34 rating.

The series premiere was a social hit as well with more than 22.7MM impressions on Facebook (11/8-11/12), 7.8MM impressions on Instagram (11/8-11/12) and 2MM impressions on Twitter (11/12). UNEXPECTED is the top performing show on TLC GO for the month of November and the top performing pre-premiere on the TLC GO app to-date.

UNEXPECTED airs Sundays at 10/9c through December 17 and explores the ups and downs of three pregnant teen couples and the parents who raised them, all who happened to be teen moms themselves.  Viewers meet 15-year-old Lexus and boyfriend Shayden, and Lexus’ 31-year old mom Kelsey as they prepare for the huge responsibility that is parenthood; 16-year-old McKayla, who was raised by her grandparents since her teenage mother Shannon was largely absent during her childhood, and soon-to-be father Caelen; and 16-year-old Lilly, who only started dating James a few months before she got pregnant, as they prep for their new arrival.

TLC is working in partnership with the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (The National Campaign) to help viewers use UNEXPECTED as a way to spark meaningful conversations about unplanned pregnancies. Teen and unplanned pregnancy have dropped by more than half since the early 1990’s, according to The National Campaign.  However, nearly one in four girls will get pregnant by age 20, and children of teen moms are more likely to become teen parents themselves. Based on themes covered in the show, The National Campaign is creating discussion-starters, information and tips for families, teens, and other trusted adults to help them talk openly and ensure all young people have the power to decide if, when and under what circumstances to get pregnant. These family resources will be available for viewers at TLC.com/Unexpected.  

Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #Unexpected, and stay tuned for more updates on our Facebook page and at TLC.com/Unexpected.

UNEXPECTED is produced by Eastern TV for TLC.

ABOUT TLC 
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 271 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 more than 220 countries and territories to satisfy curiosity and captivate superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids content brands.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT TEEN AND UNPLANNED PREGNACY
About The National Campaign: The National Campaign is a private, non-partisan, non-profit organization that seeks to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families by preventing teen and unplanned pregnancy. Please visit us at www.TheNationalCampaign.org or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.

Source: Nielsen, 11/12/17.  #1 new series = series premiere.  2017 = 12/26/16-11/12/17.  Based on rtg.  HEA series premiere = 9/11/16.  #2 tp tank = Sun 10-11pm. All Ad-Supported Basic Cable. Based on (000s).  L+3 Data. 

TLC Finishes Out 3Q17 with Highest Ratings in Three Years Among Key Demos & Top Cable Network on Sundays for Women
TLC further spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2017.

[via press release from TLC] TLC FINISHES OUT 3Q17 WITH HIGHEST RATINGS IN THREE YEARS AMONG KEY DEMOS & TOP CABLE NETWORK ON SUNDAYS FOR WOMEN

(Silver Spring, MD) - TLC kicks off a strong Fall season ending 3Q with the highest ratings in three years and as the #1 ad-supported cable network in delivery on Sunday night with W25-54, W18-49 and W18-34. It was also #1 with P25-54 and P18-49 on Sundays. In 3Q 2017, TLC was up double-digits in ratings versus year ago in Prime among all key Women - W25-54 (+21%), W18-49 (+12%), W18-34 (+10%).

Driving the Sunday night success is TLC's popular 90 Day franchise including season two of 90 DAY FIANCÉ: HAPPILY EVERY AFTER? and it's sister spinoff series 90 DAY FIANCÉ: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS. HAPPILY EVER AFTER averaged a 1.5 W25-54 rating and 1.8M P2+ viewers and ranked #1 in its time slot with P/W25-54/18-49/18-34 and P2+ viewers. Season one to-date of 90 DAY FIANCÉ: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS is averaging a 1.6 W25-54 rating and 2.0M P2+ viewers earning it TLC's #1 freshman series of 2017 to-date with W25-54.

In 2017-to-date, TLC is the fastest growing female network with W25-54 up +16% from last year.
TLC was the #6 most social cable reality series network in primetime led by Counting On, OutDaughtered, and the 90 Day Fiancé franchise. (Source: Nielsen Social, 6/26/17-9/24/17)

ABOUT TLC
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 271 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 more than 220 countries and territories to satisfy curiosity and captivate superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids content brands.

TLC's "90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After" Hits All Time Series High for the Franchise
TLC spins the numbers for Sunday, September 3.

[via press release from TLC] TLC's "90 DAY FIANCÉ: HAPPILY EVER AFTER HITS ALL TIME SERIES HIGH FOR THE FRANCHISE

-- Franchise Original 90 DAY FIANCÉ Returns October 8 at 9/8c --
(Los Angeles, CA) - TLC continues to see tremendous success on Sunday nights with its 90 DAY FIANCÉ franchise with last Sunday's spinoff 90 DAY FIANCÉ: HAPPILY EVER AFTER TELL ALL hitting an all-time series high for the franchise with a 2.0 among W25-54 and captivating 2.4M P2+ viewers. The TELL ALL PART 2 and spinoff 90 DAY FIANCÉ: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS helped propel TLC to #1 for the night in all cable among women (W25-54/18-49/18-34). Also, Sunday, September 3rd was TLC's highest rated Sunday primetime since January 2017 among W25-54/18-49.

With strong ratings momentum on Sundays, the original story of overseas love 90 DAY FIANCE returns for a fifth season on Sunday October 8th at 9/8c. The new season will follow six brand-new couples who take a chance on love and bring their potential spouses-to-be stateside. Using a special K-1 visa, the couples are required to get married at the end of only 90 days - or else be forced to return to their home countries.

Source: Nielsen, Source: Nielsen, 9/3/17. Prime = 8-11pm, Rank based on ad-supported cable. Nickelodeon excluded due to limited Prime hours (only aired 8-9P). Data based on Program Based Daypart (000s). L+3, Cov Rtg/ (000s).

ABOUT TLC
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 W25-54TLC is a global brand available in more than 90 million homes in the US and 271 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 more than 220 countries and territories to satisfy curiosity and captivate superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids content brands.

TLC Finishes July #1 on Sunday Amongst All Women and as the #5 Ad-Supported Cable Network in Prime for Women 25-54
TLC further spins the numbers for the month of July.


[via press release from TLC] TLC FINISHES JULY #1 ON SUNDAY AMONGST ALL WOMEN AND AS THE #5 AD-SUPPORTED CABLE NETWORK IN PRIME FOR WOMEN 25-54
Network Sees Double-Digit Year-Over-Year Delivery Increases In Prime Among All Key Women
(Silver Spring, MD) - TLC finished out July as #1 with women on Sundays and in the top 10 ad-supported cable networks in prime across all three key female demos for the month - #5 W25-54, #6 W18-49 and #9 W18-34. The network saw double-digit delivery increases year-over-year in July among all women - W25-54 (+15%), W18-49 (+17%), W18-34 (+19%).

The Sunday win with all key female demos, the network's most watched in three years for W25-54 and W18-49, and up 41% year-over-year with W25-54 and 53% with W18-49, was powered by the second season of the hit original series 90 DAY FIANCÉ: HAPPILY EVERY AFTER? which averaged 1.7M P2+ viewers during the month. The new original series, 90 DAY FIANCÉ: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS premiered last night with new episodes airing Sundays at 9/8c.

On Tuesdays, the network also finished #3 in W25-54 up 23% year-over-year, the network's highest rated Tuesday ever. The success was driven by the second season of hit series OUTDAUGHTERED. The sophomore season is averaging a 1.4 W25-54, up 27% over its previous season. The series premiere on July 11 averaged 1.9M P2+ and a 1.5 W25-54 rating, its most watched and highest rated episode ever. Also contributing to the strong Tuesday finish was the two-hour LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD birth special on June 27 which averaged 1.9 W25-54, its highest rated episode in nearly three years.

July successes continued onto digital platforms. TLC was the #5 most social reality series cable network in July. Total primetime interactions across Facebook and Twitter were up +50% versus the previous month.

Source: Nielsen, July 2017 (6/26/17-7/30/17), July 2016 (6/27/16-7/31/16). #1=8-11pm. Key Women=25-54/18-49/18-34. Little People, Big World highest rated episode since 9/30/14. Includes Ties. L+3 Cov Rtg/000s. Nielsen Social, June & July 2017.

ABOUT TLC
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.

NEW SEASON OF TLC’S OUTDAUGHTERED RETURNS WITH
HIGHEST RATINGS EVER
OutDaughtered and Rattled Premieres Help Propel the Network to #1 in W 18-49 for the Night in Ad-supported Cable

(Silver Spring, MD) – TLC’s OutDaughtered, which follows the Busby family and their brood of adorable girls, returned strong premiering its third season of OutDaughtered with its highest rated episode ever among all key women’s demos, with double-digit gains versus the prior season premiere [W25-54 (+36%; 1.5 vs. 1.1); W18-49 (+44%; 1.3 vs. 0.9); W18-34 (+33%; 1.2 vs. 0.9)] and the most watched episode ever garnering 1.9M P2+ viewers. The season premiere helped the network rank #1 on Tuesday night with W18-49 among all ad-supported cable. 

Along with OUTDAUGHTERED, RATTLED helped drive the strong night for TLC with a 1.1 W25-54 rating, up +38% vs. its series premiere, and its highest rated episode ever with all key women’s demos.

This Tuesday it’s potty training plus double the multiples on OUTDAUGHTERED and RATTLED. At 9/8c, on OUTDAUGHTERED, two words strike fear in every parents heart: potty training. That time has come for the Busbys and they nothing can prepare Adam and Danielle for poop explosions times five. The quints are leaving smelly surprises all over the house, making mom and dad want to throw in the towel and bring on the diapers. Meanwhile, Adam stresses over whether Hazel will need another eye surgery even though he doesn’t have all the facts.
Then, at 10/9c, in a new episode of RATTLED, Jarrel is set on not taking custody of baby Boston with Krystal without a DNA test. Aly has an allergic reaction during labor and puts her already high-risk pregnancy under even more pressure. The Gardner quads are back and more rambunctious than ever leaving Tyson and Ashley questioning if they are in need of a bigger home. Brooke, a professional wrestler, is terrified of giving birth and all of the decisions that come with it. 

Source:  Nielsen, 7/11/17.  Prime = Tue 8-11p.  Ranked based on W18-49 (000s).  L+3, Cov Rtg/(000s). 

ABOUT TLC
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.

TLC Closes Out 2Q17 with Record Ratings and 3Q Momentum
TLC further spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2017.

[via press release from TLC] 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).

ABOUT TLC
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.

TLC Ends 1Q2017 as Its Highest Rated Quarter in Two Years
TLC further spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2017.

[via press release from TLC]
     TLC ENDS 1Q2017 AS ITS HIGHEST RATED QUARTER IN TWO YEARS
-Wednesdays Highest Rated Quarter Ever Among W25-54 and P2+Viewers-
Continuing its strong fall momentum into the new year, first quarter 2017 marked TLC's highest rated quarter in Primetime in two years with W25-54 and W18-49. The network is up nearly 20%, in primetime versus year ago and is ranked the #7 ad supported cable network among W25-54. TLC was also up double-digits versus year ago with W18-49 up +15% and W18-34 up +24%.
TLC's first quarter success was driven by several key series hitting rating highs in their most current season with W25-54, including Too Close to Home, OutDaughtered, My 600lb Life, My Big Fat Fabulous Life, Long Lost Family and Skin Tight. In addition, TLC tentpole series' Sister Wives, Little People, Big World and Long Island Medium ratings were up versus their previous season.
In addition, TLC's Wednesdays earned its highest rated quarter ever among W25-54 and most watched P2+ viewers driven by Too Close to Home, My 600lb Life and Skin Tight.
Source: Nielsen, 1Q17 (12/26/16-3/26/17), 1Q16 (12/28/15-3/27/16) and 4Q16 (10/26/16-12/25/16). Includes Ties. L+3 Cov Rtg/000s.

ABOUT TLC
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 #7 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 globally. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere through TLCGO-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 engage superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, sports and kids programming brands.


TLC Ends January as Its Highest Rated in Three Years
TLC further spins the numbers for the month of January.

[via press release from TLC] TLC ENDS JANUARY AS ITS HIGHEST RATED IN THREE YEARS
- W25-54 up +33%, W18-34 up +20%, & W18-49 up +17% Versus Year Ago -
Continuing its strong 4Q16 momentum into the new year, January 2017 marked TLC's highest rated January in three years among all key women demos. For the month, TLC was up double-digits versus year ago with W25-54 up +33%, W18-34 up +20% and W18-49 up +17%. The network's stellar performance helped TLC remain among the top ad-supported cable networks in prime for the month ranking as #6 with W18-49, #7 with W25-54 and #9 with W18-34.

The network's success was driven by key series on several nights in January including season highs for SISTER WIVES which tied as TLC's highest rated Sunday in January ever with W25-54. This season of Sister Wives averaged 2.2M P2+ viewers and a 1.9 W25-54 rating, the series highest ratings since 2014.

In addition, TLC ranked #1 on Wednesdays with W18-49 driven by MY 600LB LIFE and Tyler Perry's TOO CLOSE TO HOME. The new season of MY 600LB LIFE returned on Wednesdays in January with 1.7M P2+ viewers, a 1.4 W25-54 rating (up +17% versus prior season), a 1.2 W18-49 ratings (up +9% versus prior season) and on pace to be the series' most watched and highest rated season ever. Also driving strong Wednesday performance was the sophomore season of TLC's first ever scripted series Tyler Perry's TOO CLOSE TO HOME earning 1.6M P2+ viewers (+60% versus Season 1), ratings highs with 1.1 W25-54 (+38% versus Season 1) and 1.0 W18-49 (+67% versus Season 1).

Continuing the network's ratings streak, the Tuesday, January 24 season premiere of MY BIG FAT FABULOUS averaged 1.6M P2+ viewers and a 1.3 W25-54 rating, making it the series' most watched and highest rated episode ever.
Source: Nielsen, Jan 2017 (12/26/16-1/29/17), Jan 2016 (12/28/15-1/31/16) and 4Q16 (10/26/16-12/25/16). Includes Ties. L+3 Cov Rtg/0

ABOUT TLC
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. TLC ended 2016 strong ranked as the #6 Female ad-supported Cable network in prime with W25-54; a top 10 network for the 10th year in a row.
TLC is a global brand available in more than 91 million homes in the US and 325 million households in 220 countries and territories. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere through TLCgo-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 engage superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, sports and kids programming brands.

TLC Rings in 2017 as #1 Cable Network on Wednesday Night with Women
TLC further spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 4.

[via press release from TLC] TLC RINGS IN 2017 AS #1 CABLE NETWORK ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT WITH WOMEN
-- MY 600LB LIFE #1 with Women Grabs 1.8M P2+ Viewers and TYLER PERRY'S TOO CLOSE TO HOME Season Debuts with Most Watched & Highest Rated Episode Ever --
(Los Angeles, CA) - TLC ushered in 2017 with record ratings for its January 4th Wednesday night lineup ranking as #1 cable network in prime among all women (W25-54/18-49/18-34). The season debut of MY 600LB LIFE was #1 in its 8-10pm time period with all key women demos and averaged 1.8M P2+ viewers. In addition, the season premiere of TYLER PERRY'S TOO CLOSE TO HOME marked its most watched and highest rated episode ever with 1.5M P2+ viewers. The night was TLC's most watched and highest rated Wednesday night in over three years with P2+, W25-54 & W18-49.
Also, MY 600LB LIFE earned its highest rated season premiere ever among P2+, W25-54 & W18-49 including a 1.5 W25-54 rating and TYLER PERRY'S TOO CLOSE TO HOME season debut earned its most watched and highest rated episode ever among with P2+, W25-54, W18-49, W18-34 including a 1.1 W25-54 rating.
"We're thrilled TLC's 4Q momentum continues in the new year with record ratings for our all original Wednesday night lineup," said Nancy Daniels, President and General Manager TLC. "We're super serving our audience with a newly expanded 2-hour MY 600LB LIFE, and continuing to build TLC's presence in the scripted genre with the genius of Tyler Perry's soapy scripted drama, TOO CLOSE TO HOME."
MY 600-LB LIFE tells powerful stories of morbidly obese individuals as they make the courageous decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery. Following the life-saving but traumatic experience of surgery, the ups and downs of struggling with addiction and dependence and the inevitable impact that change has on personal relationships; stories this season include Tracey, a 44 year-old woman plagued with an extreme disfiguring of her legs that's transformed them into weighing over 150-lbs each; James, 800-lbs, who has become entirely bed-bound after once being an avid outdoorsman and active father; brothers Steven, 34 years-old and 787-lbs, and Justin, 27 years-old and 540-lbs, who started to gain weight when their parents divorced. The new season of MY 600-LB LIFE airs Wednesday, at 8/7c, on TLC.
TOO CLOSE TO HOME, written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry, continues to follow the story of Anna, a young woman whose life is turned upside down when her affair with the President of the United States is broadcast worldwide forcing her to return to her modest trailer park beginnings in Happy, Alabama. Yet trouble seems to find her wherever she goes -- even her solid relationship with her sister Bonnie is threatened by her poor decisions. This season, more characters are uncovered living in the small neighborhood of trailers and more secrets are uncovered as the tight knit community is met with an unspeakable tragedy that threatens the well-being of everyone living there. New episodes of TOO CLOSE TO HOME air on TLC on Wednesdays, at 10/9c.
ABOUT TPS
Tyler Perry Studios (TPS) was formed by actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry, and develops and produces motion picture films, in addition to drama and comedy television programming for the multi-platform U.S. television market. TPS' most recent studio lot was situated on a 200,000 square foot former Delta Airlines campus of over 60 acres in the Greenbriar area of southwest Atlanta. During the course of its operation, the space was home to production of 10 films and over 700 episodes of Mr. Perry's five television series. In 2015 TPS announced plans to expand operations with the acquisition of Fort McPherson, a former army base, which sits on over 330 acres minutes from downtown Atlanta. Mr. Perry and the studio's 400 Atlanta-based employees will remain in production of Perry's five current television series, including Perry's new TLC series Too Close to Home, in addition to providing state of the art facilities and services to major feature films and television shows filming in Atlanta. Production is already underway at the new studio and construction will be fully completed by Fall 2017.
ABOUT TLC
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. TLC ended 2016 strong ranked as the #6 Female ad-supported Cable network in prime with W25-54; a top 10 network for the 10th year in a row. TLC is a global brand available in more than 91 million homes in the US and 325 million households in 220 countries and territories. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere through TLCgo - 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 engage superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, sports and kids programming brands.

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