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Sony Pictures Television Sells Unforgettable To Broadcasters Across Asia Pacific
Series Achieves Ratings Success Around the World
HONG KONG (March 8, 2012) - Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has licensed its hit series, Unforgettable to several key broadcasters across Asia-Pacific including WOWOW in Japan, STAR in India and TVNZ in New Zealand. The announcement was made by Angel Orengo, senior vice president, distribution, Asia Pacific, SPT.
Unforgettable is slated to premiere on May 8th on STAR, this summer on WOWOW and later this year on TVNZ. The series will also return in Australia on NINE next week. Around the world, the series has now been sold in more than 150 countries.
"SPT consistently offers audiences compelling, engaging, high-quality programming and Unforgettable delivers just that," said Orengo. "Its mystery and originality coupled with the smoldering smarts of lead character Poppy Montgomery will continue to grab the attention of millions of viewers across our region."
Internationally, Unforgettable is enjoying continued success. In the U.S., the CBS commissioned series is currently number one in its time period among total viewers. In the UK, Unforgettable is the top show of the year so far on SKY LIVING and in Canada, where it remains the number one new series in total viewers, the series ranks number one in the time slot across all key demographics on CTV. Meanwhile, the premiere of Unforgettable on FOX CRIME in Italy surpassed its lead-in by 152 percent among all individuals and beat the channel's 2011 average timeslot viewing and share for all key demographics. And last month, the series premiere in Spain on AXN outperformed its lead-in by 461 percent among all individuals. Additionally, the series recently premiered in South Korea on OCN and continues gain in popularity.
Unforgettable follows Poppy Montgomery as Carrie Wells, an ex-cop with a special gift: she remembers everything she's experienced in perfect detail. Specifically, Carrie has hyperthymesia, an extremely rare condition in which the brain recalls detailed events by date, often back to childhood. When a tragedy brings her back in touch with her ex-boyfriend (Dylan Walsh), now an NYPD detective, he convinces her to use her incredible memory to help solve big-city crimes. Lead cast members include Montgomery, Walsh, Kevin Rankin, Daya Vaidya and Michael Gaston.
Unforgettable is executive produced by Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, John Bellucci and Ed Redlich. It is produced by Timberman/Beverly Productions and CBS Television Studios in association with SPT, which oversees distribution of the series outside the U.S.
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