Network Posts 10 Straight Months, 44 Straight Weeks of Year-Over-Year Audiences Increases
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LOS ANGELES, CA – FUEL TV’s remarkable streak of viewership growth in 2012 continues this fall. The end of October marked FUEL TV’s tenth consecutive month and 44th consecutive week of audience growth, largely buoyed by the popularity of Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) events and programs.
FUEL TV is the fastest growing ad-supported cable network in percentage year-over-year growth in 2012 among households, total viewers, and men 18-49 during total day and prime time, according to Nielsen Media Research. This viewership growth continues on the heels of FUEL TV’s third quarter audience performance, which was the network’s most-watched ever.
Additional Audience Highlights:
· FUEL TV’s October 2012 Total Viewers is up +114% and M18-49 is up +200% vs. October 2011;
· The network’s prime time period finished up +138% on Total Viewers and up +120% among M18-49 compared to October 2011;
· Since the Jan. 1, FUEL TV’s prime time viewership is up +177% vs. 2011;
· For the first ten months of 2012, FUEL TV’s total viewership is up +100% compare to 2011.
"We’re thrilled that October continued the growth momentum that we’ve sustained throughout the year,” says George Greenberg, Executive Vice President and General Manager, FUEL TV. "We know things will keep rolling with our strongest UFC programming to date. It includes our first-ever live show in an MMA gym - TRAINING DAY: INSIDE THE TRISTAR GYM LIVE. We’re also very excited about the upcoming special UFC UNRESTRICTED, a total unvarnished, behind-the-scenes look at the biggest event in UFC history, UFC 148. Plus, we have our sixth fight of the year, UFC ON FUEL TV 6: FRANKLIN VS. LE.”
Extensive UFC® coverage continues in the month with FUEL TV telecasting the live Weigh-in, Prefight, Fight and Postfight shows for UFC® ON FUEL TV 6: FRANKLIN VS. LE on Saturday, November 10; and the Weigh-in and Postfight shows for UFC® 154: ST-PIERRE VS. CONDIT on Saturday, November 17.
In this year, FUEL TV offers more UFC® programming than any network has ever offered, with more than 100 hours of live fights, weigh-ins, preliminary bouts, and pre- and post-fight shows, and significant shoulder programming.
For a complete listing of FUEL TV shows, go to: http://www.fuel.tv/schedule. For more information, go to www.fuel.tv, www.fuel.tv/ufc, on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/fueltv, and on Twitter at: @fueltv, #UFConFUELTV
FUEL TV is the only cable and satellite television network that features the exciting world of adrenaline and thrill-seeking sports as well as high energy entertainment programming. This includes UFC®, surfing, motocross, BMX and more. With more hours of UFC® coverage than any other network, FUEL TV is the ultimate destination for live fights, weigh-ins, prelims, pre- and postfight coverage, results and more. This new generation of sports provides a rich landscape of some of the most vibrant and action-packed television entertainment in the world. See why adrenaline sports fans call FUEL TV the channel they never turn off. FUEL TV, part of FOX Sports Media Group, was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in more than 36 million U.S. homes and can be accessed by broadband, mobile devices and other digital platforms such as iTunes®. FUEL TV programming is available in more than 50 countries around the world with 24/7 channels operating in Australia and Europe. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4 FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit www.fuel.tv.
FOX Sports Media Group
FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG) is the umbrella entity representing News Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FSMG includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FSMG includes FOX Sports, the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; Fox’s 20 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; SPEED and SPEED2; FOX Soccer, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go; FUEL TV; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports. In addition, FSMG also encompasses FOX Sports Interactive Media, which includes FOXSports.com on MSN, Whatifsports.com Scout.com and Yardbarker.com. Also included in the Group are Fox’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network, BTN 2Go and STATS, LLC, as well as licensing agreements that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network and FOX Sports Skybox restaurants.