Corporate Press Release
Discovery Communications Announces 2017-2018 Upfront Slate
Programming unveiled at the presentation Tuesday includes a reboot of Discovery's Emmy Award-winning hit series, CASH CAB, as well as a new TLC spinoff series, 90 DAY FIANCÉ: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS, which will be accompanied by an exclusive digital series 90 DAY FIANCÉ: WHAT NOW? (working title) for TLC GO, the network's TVE app.
Below please find network-specific ratings highlights:
Discovery Channel: The first quarter of 2017 is on track to be Discovery Channel's highest-rated quarter ever among P25-54, with the channel coming in as the #1 non-sports cable network for the demo in primetime. Additionally, Discovery Channel is currently home to seven of the top-10 unscripted cable series on television – more than any other network.
TLC: The network is up nearly 20% in primetime for the quarter, with double-digit lifts recorded across the board. TLC is ranked as the #7 ad supported cable network among W25-54.
OWN: OWN continued to solidify its role as the #1 network for African American women, fueled by three of the five top scripted series on cable.
ID: ID is the #1 ad-supported cable network in Total Day for W25-54 delivery year-to-date, recording 33 consecutive quarters of primetime P2+ audience growth. ID also has also maintained the #1 ranking for length of tune for W25-54 total day in all of television for more than five years.
Below please find network-specific programming announcements:
Discovery Channel Announces 2017-2018 Upfront Programming Slate
"Today's announcements highlight Discovery's ongoing dedication to deliver great content to our superfans across every screen and platform," said
Separately, Discovery clarified statements made publicly to note that based on current expectations, it still expects constant currency international affiliate fee growth of 12-13% in 2017 and anticipates growth in at least the low double digit percentage range for 2018 and beyond.
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