Susan Boyle special scores for TV Guide Network


You don’t often read about ratings for the TV Guide Network, although the new ownership is out to change that. Case in point: “I Dreamed A Dream: The Susan Boyle Story,” which premiered Sunday, December 13, was the highest rated special ever for the network.

The television special, which delivered a 1.0 coverage rating (788,500 HH) for the 8:00 pm telecast, also over-delivered with the network’s key demos. It achieved a triple digit increase (404%) with persons 25-54 over the prior year, and the combined 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm telecasts reached 4.1 million households and 4.8 million viewers (p18+).

“The historic ratings performance indicates positive momentum for TV Guide Network, as it undergoes a major transformation to become the destination for premier entertainment programming,” the network said in announcing the ratings news.

TV Guide Network secured the exclusive rights to air “I Dreamed A Dream: The Susan Boyle Story” amidst the singer’s meteoric rise on the US and worldwide music charts. Susan Boyle’s “I Dreamed A Dream” (Columbia Records) continues to hold the #1 spot on the Billboard 200, becoming the fastest selling debut album over a two-week period after release. The album also hit #1 on the charts last week in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Ireland, Canada and Japan.

“I Dreamed A Dream: The Susan Boyle Story” will encore this week on TV Guide Network at the following dates and times:

Monday, December 14, at 10:00 pm ET/PT and 11:00 pm ET/PT
Thursday, December 17, at 8:00 pm ET/PT and 11:00 pm ET/PT
Friday, December 18, at 8:00 pm ET/PT
Saturday, December 19, at 7:00 pm ET/PT