On Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:20:39 -0400, David <dimla...
>FX Animated Comedy Series "Archer" Records Its Most-Watched Season
>Season 3 Posts Significant Double-Digit Gains vs. Season 2 In Every
>Season 3 Finale Is the Most-Watched Episode of Archer Ever
>LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2012 -- FX's critically acclaimed animated
>comedy series Archer has officially graduated from cult hit to cable
>hit. With lines like "I'm looking for a terrorist and an ocelot," how
>could it not? Season three of Archer recorded its highest viewership
>ever, posting significant double-digit increases across all demos
>versus season two.
>On a weekly multi-run basis, Archer averaged 3.19 million Total
>Viewers, 2.43 million Adults 18-49 and 1.54 million Adults 18-34. This
>was Archer's most-watched regular season ever across every key demo,
>with growth ranging from +24% to +56% over its prior season. On a
>first-run basis, Archer averaged 1.9 million Total Viewers, 1.49
>million Adults 18-49 and 976,000 Adults 18-34 marking gains of +24%,
>+37% and +54% in those categories respectively compared to Season 2
>averages. (all Live+7 data)
>On a Live+7 basis, Archer's Season 3 finale was the series'
>most-watched telecast ever in Total Viewers (2.12 million), Adults
>18-49 (1.72 million), and Adults 18-34 (1.13 million).
>Last month, FX ordered 13 episodes for Archer's fourth season.
>Archer is an animated, half-hour comedy that revolves around the
>International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and the lives of its
>employees. Although their work of espionage, reconnaissance missions,
>wiretapping and undercover surveillance is daunting and dangerous,
>every covert operation and global crisis is actually just another
>excuse for the ISIS staff to undermine, sabotage and betray each other
>for personal gain.
>The series features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin as the highly
>skilled and incredibly vain master spy "Sterling Archer"; Aisha Tyler
>as Archer's fellow agent and ex-girlfriend "Lana Kane"; Jessica Walter
>as Archer's domineering mother and the director of ISIS, "Malory
>Archer"; Chris Parnell as the easily intimidated comptroller-turned
>ISIS agent "Cyril Figgis"; Judy Greer as Malory's loquacious
>secretary, "Cheryl"; Amber Nash as the discordant director of human
>resources for ISIS, "Pam Poovey"; Adam Reed as the gay voice of reason
>at ISIS, "Ray Gillette"; Lucky Yates as ISIS's possibly mad scientist,
>"Krieger"; and George Coe as Archer's elderly and always exploited
>butler, "Woodhouse. Archer was created by Adam Reed and Floyd County
>Productions and is executive produced by Reed and Matthew Thompson.
>The show is produced by FX Productions.
-----William J. McDonald
Captain, Texas Rangers from 1891 to 1907