BBC America

Network profile

BBC America delivers viewers who have the money to spend in today's economy.1
  • Delivers the highest-median-income and the most-educated audience in TV.

BBC America has the fewest commercials per hour in TV.2
  • Offers only 14 30-second commercials per hour vs. the cable network average of 23.

BBC America viewers watch your commercials.3
  • BBC America has the highest C3 vs. live index: 104. The only cable network to over-index.

360º opportunities

  • BBC.com
  • BBCAmerica.com
  • TopGear.com
  • BBC Mobile
  • Online blogs, podcast, games and video

Contact

Mark Gall
Senior VP-North American Ad Sales
mark.gall@bbc.com

Melissa Drucker
VP-East Coast Ad Sales
melissa.drucker@bbc.com

Mark Richardson
VP-Midwest Ad Sales
mark.richardson@bbc.com

Noah Rubinstein
VP-West Coast Ad Sales
noah.rubinstein@bbc.com

NOW IN 64 MILLION HOMES:
APPLE ITUNES TEAMS WITH BBC AMERICA

BBC AMERICA'S PROGRAMS IN APPLE ITUNES' TOP 10 DOWNLOADS:

2008

  • April 29: "Torchwood"
  • April 29: "Little Britain"
  • Aug. 25: "Primeval"
  • Oct. 21: "Top Gear"
  • Nov. 10: "Top Gear"
  • Nov. 11: "Doctor Who"
  • Nov. 19: "Fawlty Towers"
  • Dec. 10: "Top Gear"

2009

  • Feb. 11: "Top Gear"
  • March 2: "Top Gear"

HIGHLIGHTS


DRAMA

Mistresses follows the lives of four 30-something girlfriends who are leading very different lives. Critics call it "Sex and the City" meets "Desperate Housewives."

Robin Hood is unlike any version you have ever seen. Rather than focus on the man who wears white, we tell the story of the man who opted to wear black, Guy of Gisbourne.

LIFESTYLE

Top Gear is an entertainment car show that joins celebrity guests with the world's coolest, most expensive cars.

Gordon Ramsay "Kitchen Nightmares" follows the celebrity chef as he works with restaurateurs to revamp failing establishments and make them profitable, transforming everything from the food and menus to the décor and relationships.

You Are What You Eat features holistic nutritionist Gillian McKeith working with unhealthy eaters to break a lifetime of bad habits in just eight weeks.

SCI-FI

Primeval follows a group of scientists who are trying to protect humanity when past, present and future worlds collide.

Torchwood, our highest-rated program, tracks a special-ops team that is separate from the government, outside the police and beyond the United Nations. They are responsible for protecting the world from alien invasion. Critics call it part "CSI" and part "The X-Files."

Doctor Who continues to reinvent itself over time with a new cast and characters. The program follows a time traveler who tries to rid the world of evil-doers.

COMEDY

Skins, our teen comedy, stars Dev Patel of "Slumdog Millionaire." "Skins" offers a more realistic view of teens than most American teen comedies. It's "Gossip Girl" meets "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" meets real life.

Gavin & Stacey is our romantic comedy about the loving relationship of a young couple, Gavin and Stacey, and what happens when their eccentric families and friends unite.

NEWS

BBC World News America, with contributor Ted Koppel, delivers a U.S.-produced newscast with a global perspective.

BBC EARTH

BBC Earth, from the producers of "Planet Earth," offers 50 years of storytelling, more than 70 expeditions every year, from over 100 locations around the world. Our expeditions get you closer, our filmmakers take you deeper, our vision brings you the world. You've never seen life like this.


Source: 1Nielsen Co. All TV networks. 9/29/08-3/15/09. NPOWER, live+7median income, P2+ (tied with DIY and Golf). MarketBreaks 4+ years college AA% iIndex, P25-54 (tied with CNN).M-Su 8 p.m.-11 p.m. 2All TV networks. 1/26/09-2/22/09. Commercial duration minutes/commercial duration hours. M-Su 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Excluding kids and sports targeted networks. 3All cable networks. 12/29/08-3/8/09. Commercial +3 and live AA (000) index, P25-54. M-Su 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Subject to qualifications.