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Nickelodeon's iCarly is Basic Cable's Number-One Kids' Show With Total Viewers for Week; Takes First Place With Kids, Tweens on TV
Nick's Mr. Troop Mom Premiere Starring George Lopez Draws 4 Million Total Viewers; Ranks as Week's Number-Two Kids' Program on Cable with Total Viewers Only Behind iCarly
NEW YORK, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon's iCarly -- which quarter to date ranks as the number-one kids' program on broadcast and basic cable with tweens 9-14 and kids 6-11, and is the number-one kid-targeted program with total viewers (P2+) -- was basic cable's top-ranked kids' show for the week (6/15/09-6/21/09). The repeat performance of "iTake on Dingo" (June 17, 7:30 p.m. ET/PT) drew 4.2 million total viewers and swept the week with kids 2-11 and 6-11, averaging an 8.7/1.9 million K6-11 (+123%) and 6.8/2.4 million K2-11 (+106%). With tweens, iCarly's "iDate a Bad Boy" repeat performance (June 17, 8 p.m. ET/PT) was the week's top telecast, averaging a 6.5/1.4 million T9-14 (+124%).
Starring Miranda Cosgrove and now nominated for four TEEN Choice Awards, Nickelodeon's iCarly ranks as the year to date's number-one kids' program on all of broadcast and basic cable with T9-14, K6-11, K2-11 and total viewers (P2+), and draws almost 26 million total viewers each week. (Source: NMR, Live + 7 Day from 12/29/08; Live + Same Day from 6/1/09-6/23/09, NMR, NPower, Average Weekly CUME). The premiere of "iDate a Bad Boy" (May 9, 8 p.m. ET/PT) was the number-one kid and tween telecast for the second quarter to date; the top kid-targeted telecast with 7.2 million total viewers; and tweens' number-one cable telecast for year to date.
Nickelodeon's original TV movie Mr. Troop Mom drew 4 million total viewers (P2+) in its premiere (Friday, June 19, 8 p.m. ET/PT) and ranked as the number-two kids' program for the week with that demo, behind only iCarly. The two-hour premiere set a new record as the Nick's highest-rated and most-watched original TV movie (not based on an existing Nick series) with total viewers and Adults 18-49.
Mr. Troop Mom -- created in partnership with Warner Premiere and George Lopez Presents -- stars George Lopez as ace attorney Eddie, who is M.I.A. for most events in his 13-year-old daughter Naomi's (Daniela Bobadilla) life. When Eddie volunteers for the Spring Action Classic -- where Naomi goes up against mean-girl Sklyar (Jianna Ballard) -- treacherous rope courses, cutthroat canoe soccer and slippery slimeball wars are just the start of his introduction to the great outdoors and into his daughter's heart.
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