- Hockey Wives is the highest ranked series on W Network for Women 25-54*
"Okay. Hair. Boobs. What we have here, in Hockey Wives, is catnip to Canadian TV viewers." – John Doyle, Globe and Mail
TORONTO, May 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment is pleased to announce that W Network's newest hit original series, Hockey Wives has been green lit for a second season. The docu-series from Bristow Global Media Inc. will continue to explore the wives and girlfriends of some of professional hockey's top players over the course of a season. Hockey Wives is part of the slate of original series including Property Brothers, the Love It or List It franchise, and Say Yes to the Dress Canada that has made W Network the top-rated network amongst women's networks in Canada.
"We are thrilled to bring back Hockey Wives for another season on W. The show is our #1 series this year, with fans watching in record numbers, tweeting along with our cast, and joining our Google Hangouts online. In addition, episodes of the series have ranked as the #1 reality series on iTunes Canada after they air," said John MacDonald, Vice President, Television, Head of Women & Family, Corus Entertainment. "Next season, promises even more excitement with new wives from across the league."
Following the success of the first season the series will continue to have unmatched access to the off-the-ice lives of the women who are the captains of their families, careers and relationships.
The success of the first season of Hockey Wives has extended beyond the linear airings. Fans have engaged online with the no-holds-barred post-show Google Hangout, featuring the wives live talking with guests hosts including TV host Jessi Cruickshank, the edge's Josie Dye, sports reporter Monika Platek and more. The series has become a fan favourite with social media audiences; with #HOCKEYWIVES a repeat trending topic across Canada; user generated shareable content including Buzzfeed articles, YouTube reviews and memes. The finale of season one airs Wednesday, May 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Produced by Bristow Global Media Inc. in association with W Network, Hockey Wives airs on W Network. Executive Producers are Julie Bristow President & CEO Bristow Global Media and Claire Adams, Head of Content, Bristow Global Media and Megan Sanchez-Warner. John MacDonald is the Vice President of Television and Head of Women's and Family Television for Corus Entertainment.
About W Network
W Network is the leading destination for Canadian women delivering/with a range of compelling entertainment from original programming to lifestyle series, blockbuster movies and popular dramas. W Network's online offerings include WNetwork.com, W Dish and W View. With its extensive research capabilities and consumer insights, W Network is recognized as a leading expert in marketing to women. W Network is owned by Canadian-based media and entertainment company Corus Entertainment. For more information, visit WNetwork.com and corusent.com.
About Bristow Global Media Inc. (BGM)
Bristow Global Media Inc. (BGM) is a Toronto based content creation company, specializing in creating multi-platform content across all genres including scripted, lifestyle, reality, documentary and sports. The company was launched in 2013 by leading broadcast executive and producer Julie Bristow, whose 20 year career at the CBC included the creation of award-winning entertainment divisions, the launch of national digital media platforms and the stewardship of iconic sports brands. BGM is partnered with Jamie Oliver's Fresh One Productions in the UK for content development.
*After 4 (of 8) episodes, Hockey Wives ranks as the #1 series on W Network for 2014/15 for W25-54 and A25-54. Source: Numeris (formerly BBM Canada) TV Meter; Total Canada; 9/1/14-4/8/15; M-Su 2a-2a; excludes Movies
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