Channel ELEVEN celebrates its first birthday this Wednesday 11 January as the highest rating multi-channel in all key demos, and things just keep getting better.
We couldn’t be more proud of all that we’ve accomplished over the past 12 months. From special events (Lady Gaga in concert) to Sci-Fi (Star Trek Next Generation, SGU); from animation (The Simpsons, Futurama) to the occult (American Horror Story), ELEVEN is the home of digital TV that not only entertains, but challenges the viewer.
Network Ten Head of Programming, Beverley McGarvey, said about ELEVEN: “Channel Eleven ended the survey year significantly ahead of our closest competitors, and in 2012 we plan on going from strength to strength.
We’re looking into some fresh ideas to bring to the table, as well as bringing back some of the best TV the US has to offer.”
Of course, where would we be without our Neighbours? Australia’s longest-running soap is now the highest rating program on ELEVEN, as big numbers continue to tune in to the dramas and daily lives of the residents of Ramsay Street.
Under the twinkling eyes of presenters Labby and Stav, Couch Time remains an integral piece of the ELEVEN puzzle. It is the key element that connects our viewers with the best of ELEVEN programming, and continues to grow in personality.
In 2012, ELEVEN promises to continue being awesome. We’ve got two exciting home-grown developments to celebrate, ELEVEN’s own mini-drama Micro Nation, and the launch of our weekly music and entertainment program coming at the end of January.
But before we get to all that, let’s party.
This week we’re bringing out the big guns. While we’re saying hello to Neighbours for the first time in 2012, we farewell Steve Carell on Tuesday night in back-to-back episodes of The Office. We’re celebrating the season return of The Simpsons, Supernatural and Smallville, and ramping things up in the penultimate episode of American Horror Story.
On Wednesday, we’re airing special birthday episodes of Futurama, Everybody Loves Raymond, The King of Queens, Cheers, Family Ties, Happy Days and The Brady Bunch! Couch Time will also be presenting a special birthday episode, that may or may not involve a giant cake.