Ugly Betty

Ugly Betty’s first episode has had massive ratings with 4.46 million viewers (19% share, or 33% share of 18-34 year olds).

This is the third biggest audience (after Lost and Desperate Housewives) for a US series launch on C$ in the last 10 years!

Friday 5 January
This new American sitcom, that looks at acceptance, superficiality and fashion, has reached the UK!

Ugly Betty was the big new show in America this autumn. The quirky comedy drama follows Betty Suarez, a plain secretary at fashion magazine Mode.

When a publishing mogul hands the reins of the magazine over to his son Daniel, he hires Betty as his son’s new assistant, because she’s the only woman in NYC Daniel won’t sleep with.

Neither of them knows the ins and outs of the fashion world, but together they’re a formidable team lined up against the label-wearing sharks who will do anything to see them fail.

Ugly Betty also stars Ashley Jenson (Extras) in her first US TV role.

Friday 5 January 2007 on C4.

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