Turner Networks Ratings: Leverage, Boondocks, Generator Rex, Meet The Browns, Operation Repo & More

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June 22nd, 2010

via press note:

TNT
TNT ranked as ad-supported cable’s #1 network for the week in total day among adults 25-54.  The network is on pace to finish the second quarter in first place among adults 18-34 and adults 18-49 in primetime, as well as adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 in total day.

Debuting in its new Sunday timeslot, TNT’s hit series Leverage scored big with its two-episode third-season premiere.  The first episode debuted strongly at 9 p.m. with 3,114,000 viewers, while the second episode at 10 p.m. delivered 2,949,000.  When compared to the first two episodes of season two, Sunday’s two Leverage episodes scored solid growth in key adult demos, with adults 18-34 up an extraordinary 48%, while adults 18-49 were up 6% and adults 25-54 were up 2%.

TNT continued its premiere run of the blockbuster movie Transformers this weekend, with the Friday 8 p.m. telecast ranking as ad-supported cable’s #1 movie for the week among adults 18-34 (683,000); adults 18-49 (1,564,000) and adults 25-54 (1,516,000).

Adult Swim
Across the third week of June 2010, Adult Swim claimed the #1 ranking among ad-supported basic cable networks for total day delivery of adults 18-34 (453,000), adults 18-24 (242,000), men 18-24 (143,000).  Total day delivery of men 18-34 (262,000) and adults 18-49 (626,000) ranked #2 for the week, only behind ESPN.

A new episode premiere of the original animated series The Boondocks (Sunday, 11:30 p.m.) scored between 19% - 26% ratings and delivery gains among adults and men 18-34, vs. the same 2009 time period.  The Boondocks attracted 1,036,000 adults 18-34 (up 26%), landing as the 13th most-watched telecast of the week on ad-supported basic cable among the coveted demo.  The Aaron McGruder series also attracted 624,000 men 18-34 (up 19%), making it the 11th most-watched telecast of the week among men 18-34.

Adult Swim telecasts—including Family Guy, The Boondocks and Robot Chicken—accounted for 13 of the Top 50 telecasts of the week on ad-supported basic cable among adults 18-34.

Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network’s Friday night block of animated action-adventure programming continues to sizzle compared to the same time period last year, ignited by the powerhouse performances of two original series—Generator Rex and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien.  Generator Rex (8:30 p.m.) generated double-digit delivery and ratings gains among kids and boys 6-11: kids 6-11 delivery (462,000) increased by 11% and ratings (1.9) by 12%, while boys 6-11 delivery (410,000) and ratings (3.3) both increased by 38%.  Kids 2-11 delivery (632,000) grew by 5% and boys 2-11delivery (483,000) grew by 13% and ratings (2.3) by 10%.  Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (8 p.m.) also attracted strong ratings and delivery gains among younger boys, but also appealed to kids and boys 9-14: boys 6-11 delivery (353,000) improved by 14% and ratings (2.8) by 12%, boys 2-11 delivery (434,000) improved by 7% and ratings (2.1) by 11%, kids 9-14 delivery (380,000) improved by 15% and ratings (1.6) by 14%, and boys 9-14 delivery (353,000) improved by 18% and ratings (2.8) by 17%.

Monday night’s animated original series Adventure Time (8 p.m.) also continued its winning streak compared to the same 2009 time period, earning significant gains among kids and boys 6-11, and kids and boys 2-11: Kids 6-11 delivery (831,000) grew by 16% and ratings (3.4) by 17%, boys 6-11 delivery (655,000) and ratings (5.2) both grew by 27%, kids 2-11 delivery (1,048,000) grew by 8% and ratings (2.5) by 4%, and boys 2-11 delivery (802,000) grew by 14% and ratings (3.8) by 12%.

Saturday morning franchise CRUSHZONE (6:30 – 11 a.m.) also charted dramatic improvement among targeted key demos.  Compared to the same time period last year, overall kids 6-11 delivery (353,000) grew by 10% and ratings (1.4) by 8%, boys 6-11 delivery (289,000) grew by 24% and ratings (2.3) by 21%, kids 2-11 delivery (482,000) grew by 7% and ratings (1.2) by 9% and boys 2-11 delivery (376,000) grew by 21% and ratings (1.8) by 20%.  Among the telecasts of high-octane animated programming, a replay telecast of Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (8 a.m.)  earned between 50% - 86% delivery and ratings increases across all kids and boys demos, compared to the same 2009 time period.  Bakugan: Gundalian Invaders (10 a.m.) also scored considerable delivery and ratings growth compared to the previous year, between 12% - 41% gains across the board among kids 6-11, kids 2-11, kids 9-14, boys 6-11, boys 2-11 and boys 9-14.

Cartoon Network’s overall total day performance (Monday-Sunday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.) charted firm gains across targeted kid demos compared to the previous four-week average: kids 6-11 delivery (378,000) advanced by 9% and ratings (1.5) by 7%, kids 2-11 delivery (553,000) advanced by 2% and ratings were unchanged, and kids 9-14 delivery (288,000) advanced by 13% and ratings (1.2) by 9%.

TBS
TBS continued to earn strong numbers for its Wednesday lineup of original sitcoms, with back-to-back episodes of Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns ranking as ad-supported cable’s top sitcom telecasts for the week among adults 18-34.

truTV
truTV’s success among key male demos continued as it ranked among ad-supported cable’s Top 10 networks for the week in primetime delivery of men 18-34 (110,000) and men 18-49 (273,000).

Compared to the same week last year, truTV earned growth among total viewers (+8%), adults 18-49 (+6%) and men 18-49 (+6%).

Several truTV original series ranked among cable’s Top 5 programs in their timeslots in delivery of key demos:

•    Operation Repo (Monday at 9:30 p.m.):  men 18-34 (255,000) and men 18-49 (514,000).
•    All Worked Up (Monday at 10 p.m.):  men 18-34 (267,000); men 18-49 (484,000); and total viewers (1,705,000).
•    Bait Car (Tuesday at 9:30 p.m.):  men 18-49 (342,000).

 
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