Lopez Tonight averages 1.3 million in second week: TBS, TNT and truTV ratings notes for week ending 11/22

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November 24th, 2009

George-Lopez

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TBS

In its second week on TBS, the high-energy late-night series Lopez Tonight averaged 1.3 million viewers; 1 million households; 440,000 adults 18-34; and 790,000 adults 18-49.  The Wednesday, Nov. 18, episode was particularly strong, delivering 1.7 million viewers.

  • Since its Nov. 9 premiere, Lopez Tonight on TBS has averaged 1.5 million viewers; 1.1 million households; 519,000 adults 18-34; and 908,000 adults 18-49.  It has delivered outstanding growth for TBS in the 11 p.m. hour, with viewers up 38%, households up 31% and adults 18-34 and adults 18-49 both up 40% when compared to the same time period for the prior four weeks.
  • Among both adults 18-34 and 18-49, the first two weeks of Lopez Tonight outdelivered the season-to-date averages for The Colbert Report, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Last Call with Carson Daly.  In addition, Lopez Tonight outdelivered the season-to-date average for Late Show with David Letterman and The Wanda Sykes Show among adults 18-34.

Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.) and Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (Wednesday at 10 p.m.) were ad-supported cable’s top comedy telecasts last week, with 3 million viewers each.  The two shows also scored the top four comedy telecasts for the week among adults 25-54.

TBS’s Sunday telecast of the perennial holiday favorite Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas was watched by 3.4 million viewers.

TNT

Through the first four weeks of the 2009-10 NBA season, TNT continues to score with the most-watched NBA regular season in Turner's 26 years of NBA coverage.  Through 10 games, the network is averaging a 1.5 national household rating, up 25% over the first 10 games of the 2008-09 NBA season (1.2 U.S. household rating) In addition, delivery of total viewers is up 24% (2,265,000 vs. 1,823,000), while delivery of households is up 34% (1,718,000 vs. 1,409,000).

The network’s NBA coverage has also seen significant increases in key demos including:

  • Adults 18-34:  +27% (766,000 in 2009 vs. 602,000 in 2008)
  • Adults 18-49:  +18% (1,275,000 vs. 1,079,000)
  • Adults 25-54:  +20% (1,133,000 vs. 942,000)
  • Men 18-34: +31% (577,000  vs. 441,000)
  • Men 18-49: +23% (925,000 vs. 755,000)
  • Men 25-54: +26% (822,000 vs.  650,000)

Source:  Nielsen Media Research, Live + Same Day data. NBA Regular Season on TNT through 1st4 weeks, 11/04/1994 through 11/19/09.

TNT’s Saturday 8 p.m. telecast of the hit action movie Shooter, starring Mark Wahlberg, was watched by 3.3 million viewers and ranked as ad-supported cable’s #1 movie telecast for the week among households (2.3 million) and adults 25-54 (1.5 million).

truTV

truTV enjoyed another strong week, ranking among ad-supported cable’s Top 10 networks in primetime delivery of men 18-49 (322,000).

  • truTV garnered outstanding primetime growth compared to same week year-ago, with adults 18-49 up 20%, adults 25-54 up 12%, men 18-49 up 18% and men 25-54 up 10%.

The week was sparked by another smash performance from Operation Repo.  The Monday, Nov. 16, 10 p.m. episode ranked among cable’s Top 5 entertainment programs in its time period in delivery of total viewers (1.9 million); adults 18-34 (510,000); adults 18-49 (951,000); adults 25-54 (872,000); men 18-34 (269,000); men 18-49 (521,000); and men 25-54 (495,000). 

Several other original series helped fuel truTV this week:

  • Bait Car (Monday, Nov. 16, 8:30 p.m.) ranked among cable’s Top 5 entertainment programs for its time period in delivery of adults 18-49 (604,000) and men 18-49 (316,000).
  • Full Throttle Saloon (Tuesday, Nov. 17, 10 p.m.) scored among cable’s Top 5 entertainment programs in its time period in delivery of men 18-49 (463,000) and men 25-54 (494,000).
  • And The Smoking Gun Presents (Thursday, Nov. 19, 9 p.m.) ranked among cable’s Top 5 entertainment programs for its time period in delivery of adults 18-49 (740,000); adults 25-54 (722,000); and men 18-49 (422,000).
 
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