via press release:
Takes First Place with Kids, Tweens on TV
NEW YORK–July 14, 2009–Nickelodeon’s –which quarter to date ranks as the number-one kids program on broadcast and basic cable with tweens 9-14, and is the number-one program with kids and the top kid-targeted program with total viewers (P2+) year to date–was basic cable’s top-ranked kids’ show for the week (7/6/09-7/12/09) with 5.2 million total viewers (+154% in delivery over last year).
The brand-new episode of “iTwins” (Saturday, July 11, 8 p.m. ET/PT) also swept the week across all key kid and tween demographics (kids 2-11, kids 6-11 and tweens 9-14) on both broadcast and basic cable television, averaging an 8.5/1.8 million T9-14 (+193%), a 9.5/2.0 million K6-11 (+157%), and a 7.3/2.6 million K2-11 (+128%).
Starring Miranda Cosgrove and now nominated for four TEEN Choice Awards, Nickelodeon's ended 2Q09 as the number-one program on all of broadcast and cable with tweens 9-14 and kids 6-11, and was the number-one live action program among Kids 2-11. iCarly is also cable’s top kids’ program among total viewers (source: NMR, Live + 7 Day from 3/30/08; Live + Same Day from 6/14/09-6/28/09) for the year to date.
Nickelodeon, now in its 30th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 99 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 15 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).