ITV was launched on 22nd September 1955 and is the oldest commercial
network in the UK. It has a number of spin off channels such as ITV2, ITV3,
ITV4 and CITV. It offers advertisers unparalleled volumes of audiences from all
key demographics, for example in 2012 ITV played 80 of the top 100
commercial programmes for 16-34s and 96 of the top 100 commercial
programmes for ABC1 adults. They attract up to 11 million viewers, in the first
half of 2012 495 programmes on ITV attracted over 3 million viewers,
compared to 40 programmes on Channel 4 and only 10 on Channel 5. The
demographics for ITV are:
• 89% of housewives are reached on ITV (ITV1).
• 75% of 16-34 year olds reached on ITV 2.
• 81% of ABC1 adults reached on ITV3.
• 79% of ABC1 Men are reached on ITV4.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITV_%28TV_network%29 – More about ITV.
http://www.itvmedia.co.uk/new-to-itv/why-choose-itv - Dempographics.
“From the award-winning writer Julian Fellowes comes the fourth series
of ITV's costume drama, Downton Abbey, starring Maggie Smith, Hugh
Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern.
As they face new challenges, the Crawley family and the servants who
work for them remain inseparably interlinked. Throughout the great house
new arrivals rattle the established hierarchies, and the lives of the
inhabitants are as shaped by romance, ambition, desire, shocks and
heartbreak as ever.”
http://www.itv.com/downtonabbey/about-the-show/ - More information about
http://www.itv.com/presscentre/press-releases/itv-commissions-fifth-seriesdownton-abbey#.UoHy04E0-So – Press release Series 5.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g6xg8gKxEk – Series 4 Trailer
Broadchurch is an ITV Crime Drama involving the death of a young boy and
the death of his killer, starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman. It
premiered on ITV on 4th March 2013 at 9pm and it was bought in January
2013 by BBC America where it was shown in the US starting on 7th August
2013. The first series achieved high ratings for ITV, winning critical acclaim,
and generating a large amount of publicity around the “whodunit" mystery.
After the first series ended, ITV announced that Broadchurch would return
for a second series.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadchurch - More information about the show.
http://www.itv.com/presscentre/press-releases/broadchurchrecommissioned-second-series#.UoH1sYE0-So – Press release series 2.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngsFOWAPTDI – Series 1 trailer.
The British Broadcasting Corporation is the world’s oldest national
broadcasting organisation and the largest broadcaster in the world by number
of employees, with about 23,000 staff. They have a number of services such
as: television, radio and online. It was founded on 18th October 1922 as The
British Broadcasting Company Ltd. From January to March 2011 the
demographics for BBC 1 were 79.8% adults watching this channel per week
and for BBC 3 the demographics for this channel were 29.8% of 16-34 year
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC#1922_to_1939 – More about The BBC.
http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/aboutthebbc/reports/pdf/audience_0711.pdf Demographics - Page 8.
remits/nations.pdf - BBC Remit.
In The Flesh is a supernatural drama series which began airing on 17th
March 2013 which was created and written by Dominic Mitchell. It is set after
"The Rising", this show's take on a zombie apocalypse, and focuses on reanimated teenager Kieren Walker as he comes back into the local
community. There has been talks of a second series of the show but it
unknown of how many episodes will be shown.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Flesh_%28TV_series%29 – More about In
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2013/in-the-fleshcommission.html - Press Release Series 2.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uAJklDka_U – Series 1 Trailer
Orphan Black is a sci-fi/fantasy drama starring Tatiana Maslany as several
identical women who are revealed to be clones. The series focuses on Sarah
Manning, a woman who assumes the identity of her clone, Elizabeth Childs,
after witnessing the latter's suicide. The series raises issues about the moral
and ethical implications of human cloning and its impact on issues of personal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orphan_Black - More information about Orphan
http://www.bbcwpressroom.com/bbc-america/press/bbc-america-announcesnew-additions-to-season-two-of-orphan-black/ - Press Release Series 2
(Originally aired on BBC America).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjCa2WJjaJo – Series 1 Trailer.
E4 is a British digital television channel, which was aired on 18th January
2001. The “E” stands for entertainment and is mainly aimed at 15–35 age
group. E4 is one of the most original digital channels, successfully launching
mega hits like Skins, The Inbetweeners and Misfits. E4 is the top converting
channel for Adults 16-34, Women 16-34 and ABC1 16-34s. E4 and E4+1
reach over 8.9m people each month. On top of this it has a young and
upmarket viewing profile, with; 52% of viewers 16-34 (Vs 23% Total
Commercial TV), 43% ABC1 (Vs 38% Total Com) and 61% female (Vs 54%
Total Com TV).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E4_%28TV_channel%29 – More information
http://www.channel4sales.com/platforms/E4 - More information about E4 and
http://www.channel4.com/info/corporate/about/channel-4s-remit - Channel
90210 is an American teen drama which was originally aired on The CW in
the States from 2nd September 2008 to 13th May 2013. E4 won the rights
against the show against its competition such as Channel 5, ITV 2 and
Living. The show follows the lives of students and shows the audience how
they act with each other and society. The show also has its ups and downs
with romances and dramatic experiences and it shows how the characters
develop with their surroundings and situation they’re in.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/90210_%28TV_series%29 – More information
My Mad Fat Diary is a British comedy drama that aired on E4 on 14
January 2013. It is based on the book “My Mad Fat Diary” by Rae Earl. It is
about a 16 year old girl who has just left a psychiatric hospital where she
spent 4 months there. She starts to speak to her old friend Chloe who
believes that Rae has been in France for the past 4 months and is
unaware of Rae’s illness. Rae has plans to keep this information from her
as she wants to impress Chloe’s friends.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Mad_Fat_Diary - More information about
My Mad Fat Diary.
http://www.comedy.co.uk/news/story/000001053/ - My Mad Fat Diary Press
Release Series 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tmqLvgUd-s – My Mad Fat Diary Trailer