Columbia TriStar Domestic Television, the distributor of 'Shipmates,' has placed it in more than 90 percent of the country's TV markets, including all but one of the top 50, for 2002-03.
"We're really pleased with 'Shipmates' and its blend of interesting characters, good storytelling and humor," says Melanie Chilek, senior vice president of reality programming for Columbia TriStar. "We're excited to be starting production on another season." "Shipmates" has built a solid following among adults 18 to 49. Columbia TriStar says about 63 percent of the show's audience on a given day falls within that age group.