JANUARY 12, 2016
"JUST FOR LAUGHS GAGS" MATCHES SEASON HIGH RATING
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"JUST FOR LAUGHS GAGS" SCORES 1.4 RTG IN SYNDICATION
Los Angeles, October 23rd, 2015 - “Just for Laughs Gags”, the worldwide comedy sensation in its debut season in U.S. syndication, last week set a season-to-date high household rating of 1.4. The series, which last week scored a season high Women 25-54 rating of 0.8, this week also reached its season-to-date high Men 24-54 rating of 0.7, which placed the series among the top 15 weekly syndicated series in that demographic. “Just for Laughs Gags” premiered in September in over 80% of the country with stations from the Tribune, Titan, Hearst, Cox, Media General, Meredith, Granite, Weigel and Cordillera groups.
“From its seasons on ABC Network to its success in syndication today, audiences know, wherever they find it, this show always makes them laugh,” said PPI Releasing’s Ritch Colbert. “Viewers are discovering “Just for Laughs Gags” in all dayparts, stripped and on weekends and especially in Monday through Friday sitcom rotations.”
`Already airing in 135 countries, “Just for Laughs Gags” is in its 15th season, with over 300 half-hour episodes and more than 3,000 pranks produced. American viewers know Just For Laughs from three seasons in primetime on ABC, its “Just Kidding” series on Disney XD and its Youtube channel, which has garnered over 4 billion views, the majority from US audiences.
PPI is currently offering the series on a straight barter basis for M-F strip or weekend clearances
About Just for Laughs Founded in 1983, the Just For Laughs Group’s growth is concentrated on three major focal points: festivals (in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney); television production (most notably Gags, seen in 135 countries and on 95 airlines); and live shows (Canadian tour dates for Jerry Seinfeld, John Cleese, Jim Gaffigan, Bill Burr, Aziz Ansari, Jeremy Hotz, Louis CK., Danny Bhoy, North American dates for Family Guy Live!). Its inaugural Montreal Festival, which is in its 33rd year, is now the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy event welcoming more than 2 million people each summer. The Group has offices in Montreal, Paris, Toronto, and London. s President - CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming.
About PPI Releasing PPI Releasing, LLC is an independent television distribution company based in Venice Beach, California and led by founders Ritch Colbert, Dave Hutchinson and Josh Raphaelson. PPI is known for award-winning series with high production values that are popular with viewers, advertisers and broadcasters around the world.
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