WGN America's MANHATTAN Hits Over 2.2 Million Total Viewers with L+3
WGN America's critically acclaimed drama "Manhattan" increased its audience in Live + 3 viewing for last Sunday's premiere night, growing to more than 2.2 million Total Viewers (+24%), 796,000 Adults 25-54 (+31%) and 634,000 Adults 18-49 (+38%), for its three-play gross telecasts on WGN America and 14 of Tribune's local stations. The telecast aired in all of Tribune's 33 markets; however, the remaining 19 markets do not receive daily demographic data. WGN America, Tribune's (TRBAA:OTC) flagship entertainment network, covers 61.7% of U.S. households.
"We are very pleased with the critical reception as well as the audience turnout for 'Manhattan' and see it as a significant step forward in establishing WGN America as a destination for high-quality programming," said Matt Cherniss, president and general manager, WGN America and Tribune Studios.
The series debut of "Manhattan" on WGN America lifted to nearly 1.8 million Total Viewers (+26%), 605,000 Adults 25-54 (+35%) and 471,000 Adults 18-49 (+44%), during three combined airings on the network (9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, 10:10 p.m. ET / 7:10 p.m. PT, 12:00 a.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. PT).
The "Manhattan" premiere telecast on WGN America at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, grew to 1.1 million Total Viewers (+19%), 282,000 Adults 18-49 (+21%) and 379,000 Adults 25-54(+15%) in Live +3 DVR viewing over Live + Same Day. The performance of the 9 p.m. telecast represents a solid +253% increase over the network's season-to-date time period average among Total Viewers in Live + 3 viewing.