Strong April for Court TV

Court TV said Tuesday that it has reached an April best-ever daily average of 386,000 viewers, up 164% compared with April 2004.

The network saidCatherine Crier Live and Nancy Grace: Closing Arguments enjoyed posted robust months, with each earning the No. 2 rankings in delivery of adults 18-49 during their respective time periods.

Court TV added that premiere episodes of signature series Masterminds, The Investigators and Forensic Files sparked it in primetime, earning an average 1.0 household rating and nearly 1 million total viewers (979,000).

In other Court TV news, the network will pre-empt its regular programming Wednesday at 2 p.m. (EST) to broadcast live coverage of its hearing in the State of New York Court of Appeals in Albany on its legal bid to end New York's ban on cameras in the courtroom.