FAMILY CHANNEL’S BIG TICKET SUMMER CONCERT RANKS #1 WITH FANS

Toronto, ON – 30 September 2015 – Family Channel continues to take centre stage in Canadian households as the television broadcast of its fourth annual Big Ticket Summer Concert held the #1 non-sports specialty spot with the network’s key demographic of kids aged 8-14 when it premiered on Friday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT.1 Giving viewers nationwide access to the wildly-popular concert event, Family’s original production of the concert featured performances by internationally-known musicians and behind-the-scenes, coast-to-coast coverage with network host Deepa Prashad.

Performing on the 7-city Canadian tour was rising superstar Becky G, Brit pop-rockers The Vamps, Canadian alternative-pop artist Shane Harte (who will star in Family’s upcoming series Lost & Found Music Studios), California’s The Tide and network megastars – the cast of The Next Step.

Ratings highlights from Friday, September 25 for Family Channel include:

  • The Big Ticket Summer Concert special presentation ranked #1 with kids 8-14 for all specialty stations (non-sports);2
  • Family held eight of the Top 20 specialty stations spots with its key demo of kids 8-14, more than any other kids channel;3
  • Of the Top 20 specialty stations rankers, two of Family’s original productions – Gaming Show (In My Parents’ Garage) and The Next Step – were #6 and #20 respectively. 4

Catering to fans’ desire to see Family Channel’s incredible roster of live events on the small screen, Family will premiere The Next Step Live: The Movie this Friday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT, chronicling the tour diaries of eight cast members from the hit tween drama as they embarked on an eight-week, sold-out tour across Canada this past winter.

Family Channel offers the best in family television entertainment in a premium, commercial-free environment. Dedicated to celebrating family life and providing a daily vacation for children and their families, Family airs a unique mix of top-rated Canadian and acquired series, movies and specials. Family Channel subscribers also have access to Family OnDemand and Family Online at no additional cost, to see hit movies and series when they want them, where they want them. Visit us at Family.ca.

DHX Television is comprised of Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino, and is part of DHX Media Ltd., a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment. Dedicated to celebrating family fun, DHX Television delivers best-in-class programming through premium subscriptions and its original production mandate, and creates and produces captivating in-market events that appeal to Canadian families. DHX Television is home to world-renowned series including The Next Step, Degrassi: Next Class and Teletubbies. DHX Media Ltd. has offices globally, and is traded on the NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchange.

For additional information, please contact:

Joanna Landsberg
Publicist – DHX Television
joanna.landsberg@dhxmedia.com
416.977.7458

Jaime Bassett
Director, Communications – DHX Television
jaime.bassett@dhxmedia.com
416.977.7416


Source:

  1. Numeris (BBM Canada)/Total Canada/All Pay/Specialty Stations, excludes sports/Friday, September 25, 2015, 2am-2am, K8-14 AMA(000). Based on overnight data with Live + PB 4 Days.
  2. Numeris (BBM Canada)/Total Canada/All Pay/Specialty Stations, excludes sports/Friday, September 25, 2015, 2am-2am, K8-14 AMA(000). Based on overnight data with Live + PB 4 Days.
  3. Numeris (BBM Canada)/Total Canada/ All Pay/Specialty Stations/ Friday, September 25, 2015, 2am-2am, K8-14 AMA(000). Based on overnight data with Live + PB 4 Days.
  4. Numeris (BBM Canada)/Total Canada/ All Pay/Specialty Stations/ Friday, September 25, 2015, 2am-2am, K8-14 AMA(000). Based on overnight data with Live + PB 4 Days.
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