Warner Bros. International Television Series Take Top Spots Around the Globe

September 16, 2013

Burbank, CA – Scripted series distributed by Warner Bros. International Television rank number one amongst all U.S. series on 10 networks on which they air in the top seven territories. Among the top performing series through the first half of the year are: ARROW (Italia 1 in Italy); THE FOLLOWING (Sky Atlantic in the U.K.); REVOLUTION (Sky 1 in the U.K.); THE BIG BANG THEORY (CTV in Canada, Pro 7 in Germany and Nine in Australia); THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (ITV2 in the U.K.); THE MENTALIST (TF1 in France and La Sexta in Spain); PERSON OF INTEREST (City in Canada).

Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution commented: "Because our studio produces for all five of the U.S. broadcast networks as well as a dozen cable and pay networks, we have an incredibly diverse portfolio of programming that we offer to the international marketplace. Whether on a terrestrial network such as ‘Big Bang’ on CTV, Pro 7 and the Nine Network or ‘The Mentalist’ on TF1 and La Sexta or making a huge impact on a schedule such as ‘Arrow’ on Sky 1 or ‘The Following’ on Sky Atlantic, we are incredibly proud of our programming slate and as we kick off the new season in the U.S., we look forward to working with our broadcasters around the world to nurture the next crop of hit series.”

The Big Bang Theory was the #1 overall series in Canada on CTV, averaging an outstanding 4 million viewers. The Big Bang Theory also garnered a remarkable 1.8 million viewers in Germany, where it ranked as the #1 U.S. Scripted Series on Pro 7. The comedy also ranked as the #1 U.S. Series on Nine in Australia.

Season 4 of The Mentalist ranked as the #1 U.S. series in France, with an astonishing average of 8.9 million viewers on TF1. The Mentalist also averaged 3.5 million viewers on Sat1 in Germany and ranked as the #1 U.S. scripted series on La Sexta in Spain, with over 1.4 million viewers.

Person of Interest ranked as the #1 scripted series on CITY TV in Canada. Person of Interest ranked #1 in its time period on TF1 in France, averaging an astonishing 7 million viewers during its triple run. It also averaged 1.3 million viewers in the U.K.

Season 1 of Arrow ranked as the #1 U.S. scripted series on Italia 1 in Italy and Veronica in the Netherlands, and as the #1 US scripted 1 hour on Nine in Australia. Arrow also averaged an impressive 1.4 million viewers on CTV in Canada. On multichannel, Arrow was the #2 scripted series on SKY1 in the U.K., finishing first in its primetime time period.

Season 1 of The Following was the #1 U.S. Series on Sky Atlantic in the UK. The Following was also the #1 series in its primetime time period on CTV in Canada with 1.7 million viewers.

Revolution was the #1 series on Sky 1 in the UK, and the #1 new series on CITY TV in Canada.

The Vampire Diaries was the #1 scripted U.S. series on ITV2 in the UK, averaging 550,000 viewers.

Two and a Half Men ranked #1 overall in its primetime time period on CTV in Canada, averaging 2.4 million Total Viewers.

About Warner Bros. International Television Distribution
Warner Bros. International Television Distribution is one of the world's largest distributors of feature films, television programs and animation to the international television marketplace (broadcast, pay cable, basic cable, satellite, pay-per-view, video-on-demand, digital platforms, etc.). It licenses some 61,000 hours of programming (including more than 6,500 features and 3,000 television programs, comprised of tens of thousands of individual episodes), dubbed or subtitled in more than 40 languages, to telecasters and cablecasters in more than 175 countries.

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Arrow Source: Italy – AGB/Nielsen; 1/1/13-6/30/13. Mondays, 21:15. Weighted average; Australia –© OzTAM Pty Limited, 1st Jan-30th June 2013, 5 City Metro aggregate, Total People, Consolidated. 1/1/13-6/31/13. Mondays, 20:55. Weighted average; UK - BARB; 1/1/13-6/30/13. Tuesdays, 22:00. Weighted average; Netherlands - SKO / Eurodata TV ; Top ranked runs only. 1/1/13-6/30/13. Sundays, 21:30. Weighted average. All territories based on total viewers unless noted.

The Following Source: Canada – BBM, 9/10/12-5/31/13. Mondays, 21:00. Weighted average; UK –BARB; 1/1/13-6/30/13. Tuesdays, 22:00. Weighted average. All territories based on total viewers unless noted.

Revolution Source: UK - BARB; 1/1/13-6/30/13. Fridays, 21:00. Weighted average; Canada – BBM, Top ranked runs only. 9/10/12-5/31/13. Mondays, 22:00. Weighted average. All territories based on total viewers unless noted.

The Big Bang Theory Source: Canada – BBM, 9/10/12-5/31/13. Thursdays, 20:00. Weighted average; Germany – Eurodata TV / AGF / GfK Fernsehforschung ; Top ranked runs only. 1/1/13-6/30/13. Mondays, 21:15. Weighted average; Australia – © OzTAM Pty Limited, 1st Jan-30th June 2013, 5 City Metro aggregate, Total People, Consolidated. 1/1/13-6/31/13. Wednesdays, 20:30. Weighted average. All territories based on total viewers unless noted.

The Mentalist Source: France – Eurodata TV / Mediametrie ; Top ranked runs only. 8/28/12-6/30/13. Tuesdays, 21:00. Weighted average; Spain – Barlovento; 1/1/13-6/30/13. Mondays, 22:30. Weighted average. All territories based on total viewers unless noted. Person of Interest Source: Canada – BBM, Top ranked runs only. 9/10/12-5/31/13. Thursdays, 21:00. Weighted average; France - Eurodata TV / Mediametrie; 3/6/13-4/17/13. Wednesdays, 21:00-23:15. Weighted average; UK - BARB; 1/1/13-6/30/13. Sundays / Tuesdays, 21:00. Weighted average. All territories based on total viewers unless noted.

The Vampire Diaries Source: UK – BARB; 1/1/13-6/30/13. Tuesdays, 21:00. Weighted average. Based on total viewers.

Two and a Half Men Source: Canada – BBM, 9/10/12-5/31/13. Thursdays, 20:30. Weighted average. Based on Total Viewers.