Sarah Barnett

Barnett’s first two years at the helm of BBC America have been marked both by notable ratings successes and forward thinking aimed at keeping the network at the top of its game. BBCA had its best year ever in 2015 in total viewers and its 11th consecutive year of growth on the wings of hit series including “Orphan Black” and “Dr. Who,” and 2016 is pacing to be even bigger with debuts including “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.” As to women’s roles in cable, Barnett suggests looking even more broadly, stating, “How great when we never have to hear the word ‘female’ in front of something – CEO, athlete, president, etc.”

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