OXYGEN MEDIA FINISHES 3Q AS FASTEST GROWING CABLE ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK
3Q17 IS THE CRIME NETWORK’S MOST WATCHED 3Q IN 4 YEARS AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS
OXYGEN.COM IS THE #1 MOST POPULAR WEBSITE DEDICATED TO CRIME
New York, NY – October 3, 2017 – Oxygen Media, which rebranded to a high quality crime destination in July, finished 3Q as the fastest growing cable entertainment network year-over-year in primetime (up +44%) and total day (up +58%). Lead by original hit series like “Cold Justice,” from executive producer Dick Wolf, and the six-part event series “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” 3Q17 was also the network’s most watched 3Q in four years among total viewers in total day.
“The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway” was Oxygen’s highest rated true crime series premiere in network history among F18-49, F25-54 and total viewers with a cumulative 1.1 Million people tuning
Some 50 employees of Bellum Entertainment have filed wage claims against the company with the California Labor Commissioner. The company even stiffed former FBI agents and ex-cops who appeared as experts on its true-crime shows, and Bellum’s former vice president – the nephew of its owner – says he’s owed money too.
“The claims mostly allege non-payment of wages and have been filed by actors, producers, crew members and others,” said Paola Laverde, a spokeswoman for the Labor Commissioner’s office. “Some have settled and some have not and are in different stages of the wage claim process.”
Bellum, the Burbank-based producer of reality such shows as It Takes a Killer, Corrupt Crimes, I Married a Murderer and Bizarre Murders, has been having trouble meeting its payroll since June, when CEO Mary Carole McDonnell told