After the mysterious murder of his father, a son's search for answers begins a momentous fight against tyranny.
Based on Terry Goodkind's best-selling books, this first-run syndicated series, produced by Sam Raimi (Spiderman, Xena, Hercules), is a deft blend of great characters, magic, wizardry and epic good vs. evil struggle.
Millions of readers the world over have been held spellbound by this valiant tale vividly told. Now, enter Terry Goodkind's world, the world of The Sword of Truth. In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, appears in Richard Cypher's forest sanctuary seeking help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence. In their darkest hour, hunted relentlessly, tormented by treachery and loss, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword-to invoke within himself something more noble. Neither knows that the rules of battle have just changed...or that their time has run out. This is the beginning. One story. One Rule. Witness the birth of a legend. Written by Terry Goodkind
|Syndicator:||Disney-ABC Domestic Television|
|Primary Target Audience:||A18-49|
|Secondary Target Audience:||A18-34|
|Program Length:||60 minutes|
|Premiere Date:||November 1st, 2008|
|Produced in HD|
|Syndication||The sale of programs on a market-by-market basis to individual stations in over 200 TV markets.|
|Syndication Broadcast Network||A distribution method whereby a program is licensed directly to individual stations with time alloted to sell on a national network basis.|
|Traditional Broadcast Network||PROGRAM >>>>> NETWORKS >>>>> LOCAL STATIONS|
|Syndication Broadcast Network||PROGRAM >>>>>>>>>> LOCAL STATIONS|
|Off-Network Syndication||Shows which originally ran on Network TV in Prime time. Generally these are the more popular programs such as Friends, X-Files.|
|Coverage||The percentage of US TV households that can be reached by a line up of stations carrying a program.|
|Clearance List||The list of stations in each market that have agreed to carry a program. It also includes other program data such as time program is scheduled to air.|
|What is Syndication?||Syndication is a method of delivery of programming to local television stations nationwide. Like network programming, it can be first-run. Or it can be programming that has had a previous successful run on a network or elsewhere, airing at various dates and times on stations locally.|
|Is Syndication smaller than network TV?||Just the opposite is true. In fact, Syndication is a huge national TV programming enterprise, bigger than any TV network. Syndication has more programs (110 weekly shows), more hours, more original programming and greater reach than any single TV network.|
|Is Syndication competitive to network TV in reach and ratings?||Yes! Syndication's potential reach is comparable to ABC, CBS and NBC combined.
For example, Everybody Loves Raymond in Syndication gets an average 4.5 rating (adults 18-49) vs. the 4-network primetime average rating of 3.2. (Source: Nielsen 2005AA/GAA Ratings)
Syndicated programming airs on top stations, including network affiliates and independents.