Toronto, ON – 15 September 2015 – Family Channel is the leading kids specialty network as the Fall television season gets under way. The new gymnastics-inspired movie Full Out and the return of new episodes from season three of the channel’s hit tween series The Next Step catapulted the network into the #1 and #2 spots on Friday night across all non-sports specialty stations, winning with its target demo of kids 8-14 and teens 12-17.1
Family’s new Friday night lineup proved popular with all viewers, winning each program in the 6:30–11 p.m. timeslot with kids 8-14, kids 2-17 and Ind. 2+.2 With a rejuvenated schedule featuring new episodes of AwesomnessTV: Sketch Show, Hank Zipzer, Make Me Over and The X Factor UK alongside The Next Step and Full Out, Family garnered the largest teen audience when compared to competitors on Friday, winning the night with teens 12-17 from 5-11 p.m.3 The network also opened the fall season by taking eight of the Top 20 spots across all specialty stations with kids 8-14.4
New episodes of AwesomenessTV: Sketch Show, Hank Zipzer, Make Me Over and The Next Step continue to air Fridays beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET/PT. Fans who missed Full Out, which starred Ana Golja (Degrassi) and The Next Step’s Lamar Johnson and Trevor Tordjman, can catch an encore presentation Saturday at 12 p.m. ET/PT.
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.
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