UPN renews 'America's Next Top Model' for two more seasons
By Reality TV World staff, 02/02/2004
On the heels of Tuesday's record-breaking ratings, which placed UPN first at 9 PM ET/PT in the Women 18-34 demographic and second among Adults 18-34, UPN has announced that it has ordered not one but two more seasons of Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model hit reality series.
America's Next Top Model gives young women an opportunity to prove that they can make it in the high-stress, high-stakes world of supermodeling. The series follows participants of various backgrounds, shapes and sizes while they live together in a New York loft and compete in weekly tests as they vie for a modeling contract.
America's Next Top Model has become a monumental success for UPN, delivering record-breaking ratings and triple-digit growth in key demos. The current season of America's Next Top Model, which premeired January 14, has ranked first in its time period each week among Women 18-34, and the most recent episode (January 27) ranked second in its time period among UPN's target demographic of Adults 18-34 (3.9/11) and Persons 12-34 (4.0/11).
Delivering UPN's best ratings ever in the Tuesday 9-10 PM time period among Women 18-34 (6.1/15) and Women 18-49 (5.1/11), the most recent episode of America's Next Top Model also ranked as the third highest rated telecast in UPN's history with Women 18-34. America's Next Top Model also scored UPN's second best time period performance ever among Adults 18-34 (3.9/11), Adults 18-49 (3.4/8) and total viewers (7.11 million).
Producers will soon begin a nationwide talent search for a diverse group of young of real women who will vie to become the next top model. Applications to enter the third season of the competition will be available soon exclusively at www.upn.com .
America's Next Top Model is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with Ty Ty Baby Productions. The executive producers are Ken Mok (Making the Band) and Tyra Banks. The series was created by Tyra Banks and developed by Mok and Kenya Barris.