'Conan' First Week Averages 2.9 Million Viewers, 1.6 Adults 18-49 Rating

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November 12th, 2010

The first week of TBS’s Conan averaged 2.9 million viewers and 2.16 million adults 18-49 (which works out to a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating).

Update: Here are the Thursday numbers for Conan from TBS, (that 18-49 viewership works out to be a 1.0 18-49 rating):

Thursday’s Conan delivered 980,000 adults 18-34 and 1,361,000 adults 18-49, leading all late-night talk shows.  The episode – with guests Michael Cera, Julie Bowen and Jon Dore – was watched by 2,020,000 viewers overall.  The median age for Conan is projected at 32.

The biggest portion of our ratings poll participants were wildly optimistic for Conan's first week ratings, but they were no further off than my way too low guess of a 1.2 adults 18-49 average.

via press release:

First Week of CONAN Attracts Large Audience of Young Viewers

Conan O’Brien had a winning week in his much-anticipated launch on TBS, with his new series ranking as television’s top late-night talk show among young viewers.  CONAN also attracted an audience with a projected median age of just 32 for the week.

CONAN’s Nov. 8 premiere was sampled by 4,155,000 viewers, and the show’s strength proved to be in its appeal to young fans.  For the week, CONAN averaged 1,498,000 adults 18-34 and 2,157,000 adults 18-49, topping all other late-night talk shows.  CONAN averaged 2,929,000 viewers for the week.

“We’re thrilled that Conan and his team put together such a smart, funny show,” said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming, for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM).  “We couldn’t be happier with the great response from his fans.  CONAN is a big hit among young viewers, with a median age that is more than two decades younger than the show’s rivals on broadcast.”

For its second week, CONAN’s guest list includes LL Cool J, Harrison Ford, Russell Brand, Jesse Eisenberg, Venus Williams, Kid Rock and many more.

CONAN originates from Stage 15 at Warner Bros. Studios and is produced by Conaco LLC.  Jeff Ross is the executive producer.

About TBS
TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television’s top-rated comedy network and is available in 100.8 million households.  It serves as home to such original comedy series as Are We There Yet? and Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and Meet the Browns; the upcoming original comedy Glory Daze; the late-night series CONAN, starring Conan O’Brien, and Lopez Tonight, starring George Lopez; hot contemporary comedies like Family Guy and The Office; special events, including star-studded comedy festivals in Chicago; blockbuster movies; hosted movie showcases; and championship sports.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

 
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