DLT reveals that My Family is the most watched sitcom in the UK…
…as production starts on series 10 and 11
London 17 September 2009. Don Taffner Jr, President of DLT Entertainment, today announced that production has started on series 10 and 11 of the award-winning sitcom, My Familystarring Robert Lindsay and Zoë Wanamaker, reprising their roles as Ben and Susan Harper.
The ninth series of My Familytransmitted in April this year, with the first episode achieving 9.41 million viewers making it the number one comedy transmitted by all broadcasters in 2009, with all seven episodes of the series making the top ten. Overall, My Familyseries nine was the most watched comedy series of 2009 with a half hour average of 7.2 million viewers (figures below).
On Friday 25th September over 5.2 million viewers who watched a 3rd telecast of an episode from series 6 made it the third most watched non-MY FAMILY comedy half hour in the last 12 months with only a single episode of first run series Outnumbered and a single episode of first run series Reggie Perrin watched by more people.
Earlier this year the BBC Trust singled out My Familyas one of the corporation’s comedy successes and with this commission DLT Entertainment has again secured one of the largest comedy orders in history.
Don Taffner Jr, President of DLT Entertainment, said; “It’s a real testament to the show that the BBC continues to be so enthusiastic about the series and recognises it as a sure fire ratings winner by recommissioning the show for a tenth and eleventh run. It’s fantastic that after nearly ten years the show is still winning awards, receiving recognition from our industry peers, and most important of all, loved by viewers.”
My Family is produced by DLT Entertainment UK in association with Rude Boy Productions. It is produced by John Bartlett and executive produced by Don Taffner Jnr and Tom Anderson who will continue to lead the table of writers.
|Top 10 comedy broadcasts in 2009|| ||Average Viewing figures for comedies in 2009|
|1.||MY FAMILY|| ||MY FAMILY||7.2 Million|
|2.||Reggie Perrin|| ||Reggie Perrin||6.3 Million|
|3.||MY FAMILY|| ||Life of Reilly||4.5 Million|
|4.||MY FAMILY|| ||Green, Green, Grass||3.9 Million|
|5.||MY FAMILY|| ||The Old Guys||3.7 Million|
|6.||MY FAMILY|| ||Mumbai Calling||2.5 Million|
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Founded in 1963 as a distribution company by Don Taffner Senior, the company added television production to its portfolio in 1977. DLT Entertainment has enjoyed terrific
success over the last forty plus years with legendary hits including the
multiple award-winning sitcom My
Family, As Time Goes
Company, Too Close For
Comfort and Meet My
Folks. In addition DLT has built a reputation as a leading distribution
company with classics such as The
Benny Hill Show, The World
at War, The Adventures of
Teddy Ruxpin, Chicken Soup
for the Soul, Cinema
Europe: The Other Hollywood and The Russ Abbot Show.
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