CBS Reality, owned by CBS Studios International and AMC Networks International – UK, announced that the UK premiere of original crime series, “Murderers and Their Mothers” on 15 May at 10:00pm delivered 243,800 adult viewers* making it the channel’s highest rating single broadcast so far this year. During the broadcast, CBS Reality was the 11th most watched channel in the UK amongst adult women.
“We are pleased that our viewers are so keen to follow the insights brought to the table by Donal MacIntyre and his fellow experts. ‘Murderers and Their Mothers’ will continue exploring new cases that have never been explored before by a TV documentary. Upcoming episodes will continue to present viewers with startling facts about some of the most shocking and notorious serial killers the world has ever seen. This series has resonated extremely well with our audience and we look forward to bringing new episodes to our viewers throughout June.” said Mike Moriarty, President, AMC Networks International – UK.
Throughout the series Donal is in conversation with his colleague from Birmingham City University, Dr. Elizabeth Yardley, Associate Professor of Criminology and Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology. Complementing each linear episode, 30-minute podcasts are available with Donal and fellow experts analysing these horrific cases further, “Murderers and Their Mothers: The Debrief” allows viewers to delve deeper into the minds of our experts and are available via iTunes and Acast.
“Murderers and Their Mothers” is a co-production with Foxtel Australia and DRG, and is Exec. produced by Sam Rowden for CBS Reality and produced by Emporium Productions. The 10-episode series airs in two parts, beginning with the first six episodes in May with the remaining four episodes airing later in 2016.
CBS Reality reaches 6.5 million adults every month, which is 13% of the UK TV population.
CBS Reality is the biggest factual entertainment channel in the UK.
* Source: BARB/Techedge, audience shares based on whole day viewing, adults.
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