02 September 2015

NEW YORK - September 2, 2015 - Cooking Channel will close out the summer posting its highest-rated and most-watched August in network history among A25-54 (+41%) and W25-54 (+36%) vs. YAGO. Seven of the net's last eight months have posted gains among both A25-54 and W25-54, only February was the exception, matching levels vs. YAGO. Additionally, August 2015 was Cooking Channel's youngest month in network history, with impressions +64% among A25-34 and +54% among A18-49 vs. YAGO, with a median age of 47. Food Network's Camp Cutthroat continues to be a top performer among millennials, closing August ranked 5th in cable within its Wednesday 9pm timeslot among A25-34 with a .7 rating (+140% vs. YAGO) and #3 among W25-34 with a .9 rating (+120% vs. YAGO), with nearly 40% of the series audience made up of viewers under 35.
FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers' best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to more than 100 million U.S. households and up to 35 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine's rate base has grown 13 times and is now the third largest monthly magazine on the newsstand, with over 12.4 million readers.  Headquartered in New York, Food Network has a growing international presence with programming in more than 150 countries, including 24-hour networks in the United Kingdom, Asia, and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates Cooking Channel (www.cookingchanneltv.com), HGTV (www.hgtv.com), DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com), Travel Channel (www.travelchannel.com) and Great American Country (www.gactv.com), is the manager and general partner.
COOKING CHANNEL (www.cookingchanneltv.com) is an entertainment brand dedicated to today's passionate food lover.  For food people, by food people, Cooking Channel is the answer to a growing hunger for more content devoted to food and cooking in every dimension from global cuisines to international travel, history and unconventional how-to's.  Cooking Channel is part of the media portfolio of Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also includes Food Network (www.foodnetwork.com), HGTV (www.hgtv.com), DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com), Travel Channel (www.travelchannel.com) and Great American Country (www.gactv.com).

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