network profile

  • First quarter 2008 was A&E's best quarter ever against core demos.
  • Ranks No. 4 among adults 25 to 541
  • Ranks No. 5 among adults 18 to 491
  • A&E's adult 18-to-49 audience has grown 121 percent over the last four years.1

1Source: Nielsen Program live/live+SD data, prime,M-Su 8p-11p.

360° opportunities

  • aetv.com digital experience
  • Short and long-form online video
  • Video on demand
  • A&E Mobile-2-Go WAP sites
  • Home video


Peter Olsen
Senior VP-Advertising Sales

From original scripted dramas to nonfiction originals and all-new episodes of our successful franchises, A&E is the place where real life shows are dramatic and scripted dramas are authentic.

In a world of overwhelming choice, A&E's success story is nothing less than amazing. With four straight years of growth, fueled by our dominance in nonfiction programming and the strength of our acquired dramas, we stand now as the fourth largest cable network against adults 25 to 54.1 We do two things and we do them well: real life shows and scripted dramas. What makes us distinctive from other networks is our real life shows are always dramatic, never fake or contrived; and our scripted dramas always aim to be authentic and emotional. And 2008 will mark the re-introduction of original scripted drama to A&E. We kick it off with Ridley and Tony Scott's production of "The Andromeda Strain." This edge-of-your-seat miniseries based on the Michael Crichton classic features an all-star cast, including Benjamin Bratt and Ricky Schroder.

This summer we launch the first original drama series to emerge from our extensive development slate set for 2008-09 and beyond. Produced for A&E by CBS Paramount Television, "The Cleaner" stars Benjamin Bratt as William Banks, a former addict turned extreme interventionist. Expect more new drama series to follow in 2009.

Our nonfiction slate continues to dominate, with an amazing nine returning franchise hits, many of which continue to grow, season after season. Recent new launches already greenlit for renewal include "Paranormal State," "Parking Wars" and "Crime 360," and there will be new series focusing on the real stakes and passions of real people.

Our viewers' thirst for deeper experiences has driven more original cross-platform content, providing more convergent opportunities for our advertising partners. Episode guides, broadband video and live event coverage keep our viewers immersed in the A&E experience.


The Cleaner
The new series stars Benjamin Bratt as William "The Cleaner" Banks, a former addict and extreme interventionist whose goal is to help others get clean by any means necessary.

"Criss Angel Mindfreak," "Crime 360," "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," "Flip This House," "Intervention," "Paranormal State," "Parking Wars," "Sell This House," "The First 48" and "The Two Coreys"

Manhunters This real-life version of "The Fugitive" focuses on the elite agents of the N.Y./N.J. Fugitive Task Force as they track down a different dangerous felon in each episode.
Rocco's House Calls
Rocco DiSpirito stars in "Rocco's House Calls," a new lifestyle series where Rocco empowers viewers to learn to solve real and relevant food dilemmas.

"CSI: Miami," "The Sopranos" and "Criminal Minds"

1Source: Nielsen Program live/live+SD data, prime,M-Su 8p-11p.