CNBC BREAKS PRIMETIME RECORDS IN 2014
DELIVERS BEST YEAR SINCE 2001 IN PRIMETIME
Expands 2015 Programming Slate: Greenlights Season Three of ‘The Profit’ and Two New Docu-Series; and Adds New Projects in Development
PASADENA, CA & ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ — January 15, 2015 — CNBC is the year’s fastest-growing cable network among adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 in primetime. Year over year, the network grew +48% among adults 25-54 and +70% among adults 18-49. The network also delivered its highest primetime ratings since 2001 among adults 25-54. Across all telecasts, CNBC’s original reality programming drew 32% more adults 25-54 than in 2013.
CNBC broke a number of network records in 2014, a year that included the most-watched program, most-watched original season and most-watched series premiere in network history. CNBC’s exclusive off-network cable run of “Shark Tank” has drawn more viewers 25-54 than any program on CNBC to date. CNBC’s popular original series “The Profit” is the network’s most-watched original series ever. Season two of “The Profit” was CNBC’s most-watched original season to date among adults 25-54 and adults 18-49, and the November 11th episode was CNBC’s most-watched original series telecast to date. Last but not least, the launch of “The Filthy Rich Guide” averaged more adults 25-54 than any series premiere in network history.
CNBC announced today THE PROFIT, one of CNBC’s biggest primetime success stories featuring serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis who saves struggling businesses while investing his own cash in the process, will return for a third season in the Spring. “The Profit” is produced for CNBC by Machete Productions with Amber Mazzola serving as executive producer.