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TLC's LONG ISLAND MEDIUM and BREAKING AMISH Premieres Deliver the Network's Best Sunday Night Prime Performance in Delivery in Eight Years

-- Season three premiere of TLC’S hit series LONG ISLAND MEDIUM  was watched by 3.3M P2+ --

-- Series premiere of TLC’S BREAKING AMISH was watched by 3.1M P2+ --

(New York, N.Y.) Driven by the season three premieres of TLC’s LONG ISLAND MEDIUM and the series premiere of BREAKING AMISH (Sunday, 9/9/12), TLC was the #1 ad-supported cable network in delivery on Sunday night among HH, P2+, all key Adults (P25-54/18-49/18-34) and key Women (W25-54/18-49/18-34).

The combined season three premieres of TLC’s LONG ISLAND MEDIUM delivered huge ratings for the network on Sunday night at 9/9:30PM/ET garnering a 2.5 HH rating, a 2.3 W25-54 rating, a 2.2 W18-49 rating and a 2.0 W18-34 rating. LONG ISLAND MEDIUM was viewed by an average of 3.3 P2+ and delivered the network’s second highest and highest ratings and delivery respectively of 2012 to-date among HH, P2+ and P/W25-54.

The season three premieres of LONG ISLAND MEDIUM hit new series highs as well, with the 9:30 and 9pm telecasts respectively scoring the series’ best and second best ratings and delivery among HH, P2+ and P/W 25-54/18-49/18-34. The 9:30pm season three premiere of LONG ISLAND MEDIUM was the #1 ad-supported cable telecast in delivery in Prime on Sunday night among P2+, beating Lifetime’s ARMY WIVES and DROP DEAD DIVA, Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY, E!’s KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS and AMC’s HELL ON WHEELS.

The series premiere of TLC’s BREAKING AMISH garnered a 2.3 HH rating, a 2.3 W18-34 rating, a 2.1 W18-49 rating, a 1.9 W25-54 rating and averaged 3.1M P2+. BREAKING AMISH posted the network’s highest ratings and delivery for a series premiere in over three years among W18-49/18-34, and posted the highest ratings and delivery for a series premiere for the network in nearly two years among P2+ and P/W 25-54.

LONG ISLAND MEDIUM follows psychic-medium Theresa Caputo and her family as she conducts private and group readings, with both believers and skeptics. As she goes about her day, Theresa is also compelled to spontaneously give messages to people anywhere she goes. Between the spirit world and our world, there is Theresa’s world, where she is simply trying to strike a happy medium between her family life, work life, and the afterlife.

BREAKING AMISH provides a never-before-seen look inside the lives of young men and women as they, for the first time, trade horse and buggy with taxi cabs to break out from their respective Amish/Mennonite communities in their pursuit to chase big dreams in the Big Apple.

LONG ISLAND MEDIUM and BREAKING AMISH return this Sunday with all-new episodes at 9PM/ET and 10PM/ET respectively.

Source: Nielsen. L+SD. Cov Rtg/(000s).

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