Amazing news – the screening of ‘Urban Ghost Story’ last night won, YES WON, the rating for that time slot – of the hundreds of channels available in the UK, ‘Urban Ghost Story’ captured 11.5% of all viewers, with just under half a million people tuning in to watch the movie – we out performed all other channels, including BBC2, ITV, Ch4, Five and all Sky and cable channels!
Of course we did follow ‘Film 2009’ which must have helped – and apparently we had a great name checking trail before ‘Film 2009’, though I didn’t hear it myself.
Nearly half a million people! Blimey! Amazing!
Gone Fishing AP Leilani Holmes asked…
So how does this translate in terms of this particular film, Chris? Is it likely that further options for TV distribution could come out of it.. say in the US or other parts of the world? I'm just wondering how it all works really. In terms of the elasticity of an indie film's shelf life.
I asked our distributor, David Wilkinson to comment, and he added…
The BBC screening helps me in licensing to other broadcasters in the future. Prior to this latest outing it has screened in the UK on The Studio Channel and Sci-fi plus the BBC do have a further four showings. It was already one of the more successful films in our catalogue but this cements its standing. The screening has resulted in increased DVD sales partly because it is packaged with the first film by the same team WHITE ANGEL. The BBC is regarded as one of the world’s leading broadcasters so it should help with overseas sales…
Thanks guys… and remember you can get the double disk DVD here
Onwards and upwards!
Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author