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CNN’s ‘The Seventies’ Premieres To Nearly 900,000 Viewers

CNN’s original mini-series The Seventies drew 887,000 viewers in its June 11 premiere, according to Nielsen Fast National data.

The eight part series, which chronicles the important cultural and news happenings of the decade, also generated 291,000 viewers within the 25-54 demo, topping network competitors Fox News (278,000) and MSNBC (94,000), according to Nielsen. Overall Fox Nes drew the most total viewers in the category for the night with 1.9 million viewers.

The Seventies premiere was up +2% vs. The Sixties debut a year ago in the 25-54 demo (291,000 vs. 284,000). The Seventies is produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman.

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.