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History’s Hatfields & McCoys becomes #1 non-sports telecast in ad supported cable history with over 13.9M viewers

The debut of the HISTORY’s HATFIELDS & MCCOYS, which premiered on Memorial Day and continues tonight and Wednesday (9-11pm ET/10c) becomes the #1 non-sports telecast in ad supported cable television history, with over 13.9 million total viewers, 5.8 million adults 25-54 and 4.8 million Adults 18-49 (based on Nielsen’s fast cable ratings). Over 17 million people watched both the premiere and encore telecast last night.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Continuum premieres to first-place 900,000 viewers on Showcase

The numbers are in and the future looks bright for Continuum. The wildly anticipated debut of the Showcase original series smashed the competition, reaching 1.7 million* Canadians throughout its two airings on Sunday night. The premiere episode garnered a viewership** of 900,000 (2+) and 427,000 (A25-54) in its 9 pm timeslot, becoming the highest single episode ever on Showcase.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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TBS’s new original sitcom Men At Work debuts to more than 2.6M viewers

TBS’s all-new comedy series Men At Work scored 2,649,000 viewers; 1,630,000 adults 18-49; and 851,000 adults 18-34 in its debut last night, according to cable fast national data. The premiere of Men At Work also drew 14% more adults 18-34 and 7% more adults 18-49 than the prior four weeks of The Big Bang Theory in the Thursday 10 p.m. (ET/PT) timeslot. And it garnered more men 18-34 (395,000) than any previous TBS original sitcom premiere.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Season finale of A&E’s Duck Dynasty draws series-high 2.6M total viewers

[Wednesday] night’s season finale of A&E’s newest hit series “Duck Dynasty” drew record ratings for the series with back-to-back episodes at 10PM and 10:30PM ET/PT. The 10:30PM episode of “Duck Dynasty” hit a series high of 2.6 million total viewers and 1.5 million in both adults 25-54 and 18-49 demos.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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TrekMovie.com Sci-Fi TV: New Show Mega Preview + Game of Thrones, Supernatural, Hulk, True Blood, Tron + more

Cross-posted at TrekMovie.com

In this week’s Sci-Fi TV we have a full summary with details, preview images and trailers for all the new genre shows for the next season, including Green Arrow getting a show and the return of the alien sitcom. Plus there’s lots of updates on your old favorites, including True Blood, Game of Thrones and Supernatural. We even have news on shows in development, including the Hulks return to the small screen? So check all that out, including all the new previews, below.

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NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference semifinals are most-watched on record

The NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the first two rounds of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs have averaged 1.06 million viewers, making the Conference Quarterfinals and Conference Semifinals the most-watched first two rounds on record (sine 1994, when cable program data started). On NBC, NBC Sports Network and CNBC, the 2012 Conference Semifinals averaged 1.32 million viewers, making them the most-watched Conference Semifinals on record. More than 39 million total viewers have watched the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC, NBC Sports Network and CNBC, up 23% vs. last year (32.2).

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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14.8M watch Kentucky Derby on NBC

NBC Sports’ coverage of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby drew 14.8 million viewers, the third most-watched Kentucky Derby in 23 years, and up two percent from last year’s Derby according to official national data provided today by The Nielsen Company. The household rating of 9.0/20 is up six percent from last year’s race. Since implementing NBC Sports’ ‘Big Event Strategy,’ the last four Kentucky Derby races have all recorded at least 14.5 million viewers.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Sherlock season two premieres to 3.2M viewers on PBS

PBS announced today that “Sherlock” has a welcome home in the 21st century — Sunday night’s premiere of MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!’s second season averaged 3.2 million viewers, not including those viewing through station replays, DVRs or online streaming. (Nielsen Fast National data, 2.1 household rating.) The premiere of the second season of the BAFTA Award-winning series more than doubled the average PBS primetime rating (based on metered market averages). New episodes of “Sherlock” debut each Sunday night on MASTERPIECE through May 20.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Season five premiere is most-watched Mad Men episode ever; 3.5M total viewers

Last night, AMC debuted season five of “Mad Men” with a two-hour premiere, which resulted in record ratings making it the most watched episode ever from the series. From 9pm-11pm EST, the network attracted a 2.5 HH rating delivering 3.5 million viewers. This marks a +21% growth from season four’s premiere. Among the core demo of Adults 25-54, “Mad Men” delivered 1.7 million marking an increase of +17% versus the season four premiere. “Mad Men” airs on AMC Sunday nights at 10pm ET/PT.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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9 million viewers tune-in to The Walking Dead season 2 finale; Most-watched episode in series history

[Sunday night’s] season two finale at 9pm EST of AMC’s original series, “The Walking Dead” was the highest rated episode in series history. It delivered a 5.8 HH rating delivering 9 million viewers. AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is the number one drama series in basic cable history for key demos including: Adults and Men 18-34, Adults and Men 18-49, and Adults and Men 25-54. The finale grew more than 50% in total viewers over season one.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on TBS, CBS, TNT and truTv most-watched tournament in 18 years

CBS Sports and Turners Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2012 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV is the most-watched tournament in 18 years.

This year’s event is averaging a 5.3 U.S. HH rating through Saturday, up 4% compared with a 5.1 rating in 2011 and an increase of 15% over a 4.6 rating in 2010 (according to Nielsen Fast Nationals). The corresponding average of eight million viewers this year is +3% over last year’s 7.8 million viewers and +14% compared with seven million viewers in 2010.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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HBO’s Game Change premiere averages 2.1M viewers

The HBO premiere of Game Change drew an average audience of 2.1 million viewers Saturday night. That’s the highest viewership for an HBO original movie since 2004 (“Something The Lord Made” — 2.6M). The film was based on the 2008 election-based novel “Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin and the Race […]