UK Channels CBS Reality, CBS Action, CBS Drama and Horror Channel, which are owned by AMC Networks International – UK (AMCNI) and CBS Studios International announced that 2017 was their best ever year yet of SOCI (share of commercial impacts) growth for advertisers, resulting in a delivery of 2.58% of the UK’s adult commercial TV audience in 2017. This is a 4% increase against 2016 and an 18% increase against two years ago.
The CBS UK Channels also garnered an overall UK audience share of 1.51% in 2017, up 4% on 2016 according to official BARB data. The channels’ record-breaking month was May with 1.62% share of UK viewers, and the strongest share of UK viewers was reached on 24th September with 1.92%.
Kevin Dickie, SVP, Channels Group, UK, MEA & Poland, AMC Networks International, said, “2017 was another record year of audience delivery for our CBS portfolio in the UK with another 4% growth in our share of the market. We remain focussed on maintaining this growth by producing more original crime content for CBS Reality; bringing iconic series such as “ER” and “Dynasty” to CBS Drama and featuring the best in horror, sci-fi and fantasy on Horror Channel and the top detective and western dramas on CBS Action.”
Robert Haiat, SVP Business Development from CBS Studios International said, “With strong brands and a wide range of compelling programming, the CBS UK channel portfolio continues to make a strong impact in the market. We are looking forward to working with the AMCNI team to deliver viewers and advertisers a robust schedule of CBS Original Series and world-class library programming in 2018.”
CBS Reality is the most watched factual entertainment channel in the UK amongst adult women and the tenth most watched non-PSB channel amongst all adults. The channel has upped its original programming slate by premiering seven new series and one new documentary in 2017, including “Written in Blood,” “Voice of a Serial Killer” and “Click for Murder.”
 based on 0900-2959 daypart, All adults 2017
Source: BARB/Techedge, audience shares based on whole day viewing, adults
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