- We have been hearing that Bravo Canada is NOT going to be broadcasting "The West Wing" at this time. Greg Arnocki reminded us that this might be useful information to actually post here.
- TELEVISION'S MOST ACCLAIMED DRAMA JOINS ONE OF THE
HOTTEST NETWORKS ON CABLE, AS BRAVO SCORES ITS SECOND
MOST SUCCESSFUL WEEK EVER AUG. 4-10
BURBANK, Calif. -- August 12, 2003 -- The highly acclaimed drama "The
West Wing" officially premiered on Bravo Monday, Aug. 11 at 11 p.m. ET with a 308 percent increase on the network's average delivery among adults 25-54 in the hour this season....
On Monday, Aug. 11, "The West Wing" launched in its regular 11 p.m. ET weeknight slot and
attracted 322,000 viewers 25-54. That quadruples Bravo's season average in the time period of
79,000. "The West Wing" also delivered 563,000 overall total viewers (up 294 percent vs. the
time-period season-to-date average) and a household rating of 0.72 (up 324 percent).
A 7 p.m. ET "West Wing" preview also nearly doubled Bravo's season-to-date average for 25-54
viewers in that time period (144,000, up 97 percent). Additionally, Bravo previewed "The West Wing"
on Sunday with an 11 a.m.-5 p.m. ET marathon (186,000 viewers 25-54, up 88 percent vs.
season-to-date) and an 11 p.m. telecast (190,000 viewers 25-54, up 18 percent)....
- "BURKANK, Calif. -- July 10, 2003 -- NBC Cable Networks today announced programming for Bravo HD, NBC's first cable network dedicated to the delivery of high-definition (HD) content, launching July 31, 2003. Bravo HD is the first and only arts, culture and entertainment HD service.
"Bravo HD will feature the best in arts and entertainment television, in addition to exclusive sports coverage. Newly-acquired content will complement programming that was originally broadcast on Bravo or NBC. Specifically, programming will include the first HD telecasts of "The West Wing," Cirque du Soleil's "Varekai," as well as arts and entertainment content such as "Music in High Places," which features top recording artists performing at the most ancient sites on earth. This series will feature performances from Ryan Adams, the Goo Goo Dolls, The Calling and India Arie."
- 'THE WEST WING' MARATHON AND A NEW EPISODE OF 'INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO' FEATURING MARTIN SHEEN AIRS SUNDAY,
- BURBANK, Calif. -- July 9, 2003 -- This August, Bravo will present the
inaugural season of "The West Wing," one of television's most-acclaimed
dram as, it was announced today by Jeff Gaspin, President of Bravo and
Executive Vice President, Alternative Series, Specials, Longform and
Program Strategy, NBC Entertainment. The series airs Monday-Thursday
(7:00 - 8:00 p.m. ET and 11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. ET) beginning Monday,
"The West Wing" on Bravo, enhanced with special interstitials featuring interesting factoids about
former and current Presidents, kicks off with a week of Presidential-themed programming including
the premiere of the original three-part special, "All the Presidents' Movies" airing in sequence
Thursday, August 7 (7:00-10 p.m. ET).
Bravo will also air Presidential-themed films including "Absolute Power" starring Clint Eastwood on
Friday, August 8 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET) and Sorkin's "The American President" on Saturday, August
9 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET).
A marathon of the first six episodes of "The West Wing" will air Sunday, August 10 (11:00 a.m.-5:00
p.m. ET) leading into the premiere of "Inside the Actors Studio: Martin Sheen" on that night
(8:00-9:00 p.m. ET). This special "Inside the Actors Studio" celebrates the career and craft of the
actor who has played an integral part of the film and television world for more than four decades. He
has earned an Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards for his work, including the role
of President Bartlett on "The West Wing."
In its landmark first season, "The West Wing" garnered 13 Emmy awards, including Best Drama, and
became the most honored single season series in television history. Now Bravo brings you every
episode of this remarkable debut season. Beginning where "The West Wing" originally commenced
on NBC, Bravo will start with the first episode of the series and continue with all episodes produced
Narrated by Martin Sheen (NBC's "The West Wing"), this documentary reveals the movie-viewing
habits and preferences of the Nation's former Presidents. For the first time, Americans will see the
secret screening logs of the White House screening room, and hear from Paul Fischer, the man who
kept them as well as the Presidents themselves, family members, friends, world leaders and Hollywood
stars. See separate release for more details.
"The West Wing" depicts the dedicated men and women who work at The White House, serving their
country through times and crises that mirror our own, and providing a fascinating inner glimpse of
life inside the world's most powerful office. Each episode brims with the brilliant writing of creator
Aaron Sorkin, the acclaimed performances of the ensemble cast and a brisk dramatic pace that
galvanizes the viewer. The series stars Martin Sheen, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford, Rob Lowe,
Richard Schiff, Allison Janney, Dule Hill, Janel Moloney and Stockard Channing.
Bravo, an NBC Cable Network since December 2002, is currently seen in more than 70 million homes
and was the first service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December
1980. Today, Bravo offers innovative arts and entertainment programming with a unique point of view
featuring original series, feature films (both independent and mainstream), theater, dance, music and
documentaries. Bravo boasts critically acclaimed original programming -- including "Inside the
Actors Studio" hosted by James Lipton, "Cirque du Soleil Fire Within" and "Queer Eye for the
Straight Guy" (launching July 2003). For more information visit www.bravotv.com.