AMC Networks International, June 1, 2016

CBS REALITY’S ORIGINAL CRIME SERIES “MURDERERS AND THEIR MOTHERS” PRESENTED BY DONAL MACINTYRE DELIVERS OUTSTANDING RESULTS

CBS REALITY’S ORIGINAL CRIME SERIES “MURDERERS AND THEIR MOTHERS” PRESENTED BY DONAL MACINTYRE DELIVERS OUTSTANDING RESULTS

First Episode Featuring “Coronation Street Killer” Daniel Bartlam Was Watched by 243,800 Adults

London, 23 May 2016.  CBS Reality, owned by CBS Studios International and AMC Networks International – UK, announced today 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.

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 * Source: BARB/Techedge, audience shares based on whole day viewing, adults.

About CBS Reality UK

Home to the good, the bad and the extraordinary, this award winning reality channel is packed with compelling documentaries and hard-hitting true dramas.

Available in over 26 million UK households throughout the UK via the Sky, Virgin Media, Freesat and Freeview platforms, CBS Reality is the biggest factual entertainment channel in the country amongst adult women.  Popular and exclusive programming includes “Murderers and Their Mothers,” “Donal MacIntyre: Unsolved,” “Cold Blood,” “Wives with Knives” and “Killer Doctors on Death Row.”

Launched in November 2009, CBS Reality is part of the CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership, a fast growing portfolio of entertainment channels owned by CBS Studios International, the leading supplier of programming to the international television marketplace and leading international broadcaster AMC Networks International – UK.

AMC Networks International – UK is a business unit of AMC Networks International, a leading producer and distributor of television channels reaching subscribers in more than 140 countries and territories, including Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. It covers a range of genres, including movies, lifestyle, general entertainment, sports, children’s and factual.  AMC Networks International is the global division of AMC Networks. For more information, visit: www.amcnetworks.com/amcni

Contact:

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