Friday, June 22, 2018

Travel Channel Ratings

New Season of Travel Channel's "Ghost Adventures" Kicks Off with Record-Setting Ratings
Travel Channel further spins the numbers for Saturday, June 16.
[via press release from Travel Channel] NEW SEASON OF TRAVEL CHANNEL'S 'GHOST ADVENTURES' KICKS OFF WITH RECORD-SETTING RATINGS

NEW YORK (June 21, 2018) - The return of Travel Channel's popular series "Ghost Adventures" kicked off with an all-time ratings high for the series - and the network. The 9 p.m. ET/PT season premiere on Saturday, June 16, featuring the Hotel Léger in Mokelumne Hill, California, posted a 1.13 P25-54 L3 rating - up 88 percent year-over-year and setting a record as Travel Channel's highest-rated program to date. Over 2.3 million total viewers tuned in to watch the episode, securing the #2 spot among ad-supported cable programs and #3 among all of television in P25-54 for the night.

"Ghost Adventures," airing Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, follows paranormal investigators Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin, along with A/V techs Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley, as they travel to haunted destinations across the country to uncover the truth behind each location's haunted mystery, using the latest scientific gadgets and technology to obtain evidence of the paranormal. In the new episode airing this Saturday, June 23, the team investigates strange phenomena at a beloved amusement park in Turner, Oregon. The discovery of a bloody battle on the grounds of the park leads Zak Bagans to believe a residual energy could be responsible.

ABOUT TRAVEL CHANNEL
For virtual and active travelers who want to go on a thrilling quest; taste other cultures; enjoy the mystery of the unexplored; get a dose of epic adventure or a splash of wacky fun; there is no better daily escape than Travel Channel. Reaching more than 82 million U.S. cable homes, Travel Channel is the world's leading travel media brand. Fans also can visit Travel Channel for more information or interact with other fans through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Travel Channel is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. 


Travel Channel's "Man v. Food" Posted Double-Digit Ratings Gains on Monday
Travel Channel spins the numbers for Monday, February 5.

[via press release from Travel Channel] TRAVEL CHANNEL'S 'MAN V. FOOD' POSTED DOUBLE-DIGIT RATINGS GAINS ON MONDAY

NEW YORK(February 7, 2018) - "Man v. Food" with host Casey Webb is taking a big bite out of Monday nights. The popular Travel Channel series continues to build a solid audience each week, with the episode that aired on February 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT delivering a live plus same day .37 rating among viewers P25-54. The episode also hit a ratings high for season two, posting a 16 percent gain year-over-year and growing 76 percent over the prior six week average. Travel Channel has already picked up a 14-episode third season of the fan-favorite food competition. The season two finale, which features Casey in Grand Rapids, MI, airs on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

ABOUT TRAVEL CHANNEL
For virtual and active travelers who want to go on a thrilling quest; taste other cultures; enjoy the mystery of the unexplored; get a dose of epic adventure or a splash of wacky fun; there is no better daily escape than Travel Channel. Reaching more than 83 million U.S. cable homes, Travel Channel is the world's leading travel media brand. Fans also can visit Travel Channel for more information or interact with other fans through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Travel Channel is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., which also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

Travel Channel's "Ghost Adventures" Scares Up Ghoulishly Great Ratings For October
Travel Channel further spins the numbers for Saturday, October 28.

[via press release from Travel Channel] TRAVEL CHANNEL'S HIT SERIES 'GHOST ADVENTURES' SCARES UP GHOULISHLY GREAT RATINGS FOR OCTOBER

NEW YORK (November 3, 2017) - Travel Channel's hit paranormal investigative series, "Ghost Adventures," hosted by Zak Bagans and his team featuring Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley, scared up electrifying success for the network. Back-to-back special Halloween episodes, at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET/PT on Saturday, October 28, helped propel the network to top 10 positions among P25-54 and W25-54 for the night. It was Travel Channel's highest rated Saturday night in two years. Combined with the early October airings of the four-part "Hauntings of Vicksburg" episodes, the "Ghost Adventures" premiere episodes for the month attracted more than 4.1 million viewers.
"October was an exciting adventure for us," said Bagans. "From taking over the entire town of Vicksburg and immersing ourselves within its civil war history and ghost stories, to investigating inside my Haunted Museum in Las Vegas, this is a very real passion that we have. We crave the raw adventure that each new location and story brings. My crew and I have grown tremendously as investigators, and the series has evolved with new and innovative investigations that excite our loyal viewers to keep tuning in."

"Ghost Adventures" also was a top performing show on TravelChannel.com throughout October, generating 75 percent year-over-year growth in its show content page views. Social media fans really loved the ghosts too. Facebook videos pegged to the "Ghost Adventures" Halloween specials attracted nearly 1 million video views with 9,300 shares; Zak Bagans' October 26 Facebook Live event produced 287,300 views and 66,700 total reactions. An official "Ghost Adventures" Instagram account was launched in October with 7,500 followers to date.

"We're blown away with the success 'Ghost Adventures' saw this month," said Courtney White, senior vice president, programming, Travel Channel, Food Network and Cooking Channel. "Zak and his team bring all of the thrills and spooky adventures fans especially look for this time of year, and in a big way. They continue to top themselves year after year, and audiences can't get enough."
"Ghost Adventures" follows Bagans and his team of paranormal investigators as they explore haunted destinations around the world. In the "Hauntings of Vicksburg" episodes, the team investigated the haunting impact the Civil War's Siege of Vicksburg has had on the city. The Halloween specials - "Museum of Madness" and "Annabelle's Curse" - centered around Bagans' newly opened Las Vegas Haunted Museum, housing his personal collection of haunted objects including the famously haunted doll, Annabelle.

A new season of "Ghost Adventures" begins Saturday, November 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

ABOUT TRAVEL CHANNEL
For virtual and active travelers who want to go on a thrilling quest; taste other cultures; enjoy the mystery of the unexplored; get a dose of epic adventure or a splash of wacky fun; there is no better daily escape than Travel Channel. Reaching more than 83 million U.S. cable homes, Travel Channel is the world's leading travel media brand. Fans also can visit Travel Channel for more information or interact with other fans through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Travel Channel is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., which also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

"Expedition Unknown: Hunt for Extraterrestrials" Ranks as One of Travel Channel's Highest-Rated Shows of 2017
Travel Channel spins the numbers for the month of October to date.

[via press release from Travel Channel] TRAVEL CHANNEL'S FOUR-PART SPECIAL 'EXPEDITION UNKNOWN: HUNT FOR EXTRATERRESTRIALS' CULMINATES AS ONE OF NETWORK'S HIGHEST-RATED SHOWS OF 2017

NEW YORK (October 30, 2017) - Travel Channel's four-part special event "Expedition Unknown: Hunt for Extraterrestrials," featuring explorer and adventurer Josh Gates, generated out-of-this-world ratings success for the network, ranking as one of the highest-rated shows on Travel Channel this year. More than 6.1 million viewers tuned in during the mini-series' run. Airing on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT over four weeks, the series rated 76 percent above the network's prime average.
Additionally, "Expedition Unknown: After the Hunt," which premiered at 10 p.m. ET/PT as a four-part series of after-show companion specials, drew in over 3.6 million viewers, generating a 38 percent ratings increase from its year-ago timeslot levels.

"Expedition Unknown: Hunt for Extraterrestrials" traced Gates' epic journey across North America, South America, Africa and Europe on his search for evidence of life beyond our planet and the truth behind longstanding extraterrestrial legends. In "Expedition Unknown: After the Hunt," Gates and his team revisited his journey in a candid, behind-the-scenes forum, as they dug deeper into their astounding findings.

ABOUT TRAVEL CHANNEL
For virtual and active travelers who want to go on a thrilling quest; taste other cultures; enjoy the mystery of the unexplored; get a dose of epic adventure or a splash of wacky fun; there is no better daily escape than Travel Channel. Reaching more than 83 million U.S. cable homes, Travel Channel is the world's leading travel media brand. Fans also can visit Travel Channel for more information or interact with other fans through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Travel Channel is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., which also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

Travel Channel's "Man v. Food" Premieres with Winning Ratings
Travel Channel spins the numbers for Monday, August 7.

[via press release from Travel Channel] TRAVEL CHANNEL'S 'MAN V. FOOD' PREMIERES WITH WINNING RATINGS
NEW YORK (August 9, 2017) - Travel Channel's "Man v. Food" premiered with back-to-back episodes on Monday, August 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and posted strong gains over year-ago ratings in its time slot (+43%). The 9:30 p.m. episode was a top 20 cable show for the time slot among all demographic groups and attracted more than 960,000 viewers on Monday night. New "Man v. Food" host Casey Webb is in search of gastronomic glory - crisscrossing America to conquer our country's biggest and boldest eating challenges.

ABOUT TRAVEL CHANNEL
For virtual and active travelers who want to go on a thrilling quest; taste other cultures; enjoy the mystery of the unexplored; get a dose of epic adventure or a splash of wacky fun; there is no better daily escape than Travel Channel. Reaching more than 83 million U.S. cable homes, Travel Channel is the world's leading travel media brand. Fans also can visit Travel Channel for more information or interact with other fans through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Travel Channel is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., which also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

Travel Channel's Hit Series "Expedition Unknown" Scores Highest-Rated Episode Ever
Travel Channel further spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 15.

[via press release from Travel Channel] TRAVEL CHANNEL'S HIT SERIES 'EXPEDITION UNKNOWN' SCORES HIGHEST-RATED EPISODE EVER

NEW YORK (March 20, 2017) - Travel Channel's "Expedition Unknown" continues to break records, delivering its highest-rated episode in the series' history on Wednesday, March 15, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. It was the network's highest-rated prime time show since October 2015. Attracting more than 1.4 million total viewers, the episode captured the #9 spot for all viewers A25-54 and the #8 spot for M25-54 in its timeslot among all ad-supported cable networks. Focused on "England's Vanished Crown Jewels," the compelling episode followed avid adventurer Josh Gates on his quest to find the legendary lost treasure of King John. As a result of the episode's performance, "Expedition Unknown" is rating 40 percent higher among A25-54 than last season. The current season has attracted more than 11.5 million total viewers since its premiere in October 2016.

ABOUT TRAVEL CHANNEL
For virtual and active travelers who want to go on a thrilling quest; taste other cultures; enjoy the mystery of the unexplored; get a dose of epic adventure or a splash of wacky fun; there is no better daily escape than Travel Channel. Reaching more than 84 million U.S. cable homes, Travel Channel is the world's leading travel media brand. Fans also can visit Travel Channel for more information or interact with other fans through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Travel Channel is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., which also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

"Bizarre Foods" with Andrew Zimmern Delivers Highest-Rated Premiere Since April 2015
Travel Channel spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 31.

[via press release from Travel Channel] 'BIZARRE FOODS' WITH ANDREW ZIMMERN DELIVERS ITS HIGHEST-RATED PREMIERE EPISODE SINCE APRIL 2015

In the 'Bizarre Foods' season premiere, Andrew Zimmern meets with descendants of the same tribes Lewis & Clark met along their journey down the Columbia River

NEW YORK (February 3, 2017) - The season premiere of Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods" with Andrew Zimmern, airing on Tuesday, January 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, garnered P25-54 ratings that were 26 percent higher than its year-ago timeslot levels and 12 percent higher than the prior season average. It also was the series' highest-rated premiere episode since April 2015. Attracting more than one million viewers, the episode followed the culinary explorer along Lewis and Clark's famed Pacific Northwest trail.

This season, "Bizarre Foods" showcases America's diverse cuisines and cultures as Zimmern engages in activities and food along the country's most iconic routes, including Route 66, the Southern BBQ trail, the Pacific Coast Highway and the Civil War trail. "Bizarre Foods" and Zimmern debuted on Travel Channel in February 2007. This month marks the series 10th anniversary year.
 
ABOUT TRAVEL CHANNEL
For virtual and active travelers who want to go on a thrilling quest; taste other cultures; enjoy the mystery of the unexplored; get a dose of epic adventure or a splash of wacky fun; there is no better daily escape than Travel Channel. Reaching more than 85 million U.S. cable homes, Travel Channel is the world's leading travel media brand. Fans also can visit Travel Channel for more information or interact with other fans through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., Travel Channel is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., which also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

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