Ratings Notes for TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and truTV; Including Conan & NBA Averages

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November 16th, 2010

via ratings notes from Turner:

TBS
Conan O’Brien
had a strong 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 first week on TBS averaged 1,498,000 adults 18-34 and 2,157,000 adults 18-49, tops among all late-night talk shows.  The show averaged 2,929,000 viewers.

Conan’s Nov. 8 premiere also ranked as basic cable’s top entertainment program for the week among adults 18-34 (2,451,000).  The premiere episode was sampled by 4,155,000 viewers and 3,285,000 adults 18-49.

Following CONAN, Lopez Tonight scored strong growth in its new midnight timeslot.  For the week, Lopez Tonight averaged 423,000 adults 18-34, up 29% compared to the show’s year-to-date delivery.  The show, which stars George Lopez, also averaged 715,000 adults 18-49 (23%) and 1,078,000 viewers (+14%).

TBS’s Wednesday night sitcom lineup chalked up another win as new episodes of Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns delivered four of basic cable’s Top 5 sitcom telecasts for the week among adults 18-49.  Leading the pack was the 10 p.m. episode, which drew 1,342,000 adults 18-49.

TBS’s multi-play weekend premiere of the movie comedy Meet the Fockers was a hit with young viewers.  The Sunday 8 p.m. telecast ranked as basic cable’s top movie for the week among adults 18-34 (980,000) and adults 18-49 (1,740,000).

Adult Swim
Across the second week of November 2010, Adult Swim ranked #1 for total day delivery of adults 18-34, adults 18-24 and men 18-24, earning respectable growth compared to the same week in 2009.  Average adults 18-34 delivery (474,000) increased by 3%, adults 18-24 delivery (263,000) increased by 14%, men 18-34 delivery (287,000) increased by 4%, and men 18-24 delivery (170,000) increased by 16%.

Adult Swim telecasts—including Family Guy, Robot Chicken and American Dad—accounted for 11 of the Top 50 telecasts of the week on all basic cable among adults 18-34. Adult Swim programs accounted for 10 of the top 50 telecasts among men 18-34.

Adult Swim programming, particularly American Dad (Monday-Friday, 1 a.m.), scored significant delivery growth vs. the same 2009 time period: adults 18-34 delivery (443,000) grew by 27%, men 18-34 delivery (280,000) grew by 13% and adults 18-49 delivery (618,000) grew by 16%.  KING OF THE HILL (Monday-Friday, 1:30 a.m.) also charted double-digit gains across key demos: adults 18-34 delivery (431,000) grew by 36%, men 18-34 delivery (255,000) grew by 20% and adults 18-49 delivery (603,000) grew by 18%.

TNT
The NBA on TNT continues to deliver strong ratings and audiences for the network, with impressive gains in ratings, households and total viewers through the first eight games of the season.  Compared to last year's corresponding coverage, the NBA on TNT is averaging a 2.1 U.S. rating (+31% vs. 1.6); 3,259,000 total viewers (+37 vs. 2,373,000); and 2,423,000 households (+35% vs. 1,799,000).

TNT’s NBA Thursday for Nov. 11 – featuring a rematch of the opening night clash between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, plus a match-up between the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets – averaged a 2.3 U.S. rating and drew 2,622,000 households and 3,608,000 total viewers.

The NBA on TNT continues this Thursday, Nov. 18, with the Phoenix Suns at Orlando Magic (8 p.m. ET) followed by the Denver Nuggets at Portland Trail Blazers (10:30 p.m. ET).

Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network’s overall weekly prime time performance earned across-the-board delivery gains compared to the same 2009 time period—average kids 6-11 delivery (598,000) grew by 4%, kids 2-11 delivery (867,000) grew by 1% and kids 9-14 delivery (470,000) grew by 2%.

A new episode of Adventure Time (8 p.m.) continued to anchor the Monday evening line-up of animated comedies, charting double-digit growth vs. the same time 2009 time period—kids 6-11 delivery (934,000) increased by 16% and ratings (3.8) by 15%, kids 2-11 delivery (1,350,000) increased by 17% and ratings (3.2) by 14%, and kids 9-14 delivery (706,000) increased by 30% and ratings (2.9) by 32%.  Similarly impressive, boys 6-11 delivery (676,000) improved by 18%, boys 2-11 delivery (929,000) improved by 22% and boys 9-14 delivery (489,000) improved by 20%.

Showing solid delivery growth across all kids demo, Regular Show (Monday, 8:15 p.m.) saw kids 6-11 delivery (890,000) improve by 9%; kids 2-11 delivery (1,293,000) improve by 15%, kids 9-14 delivery (709,000) improve by 30%, boys 6-11 delivery (679,000) improve by 10%, boys 2-11 delivery (889,000) improve by 14% and boys 9-14 delivery (518,000) improve by 14%.  MAD (8:30 p.m.) also continued its growth trajectory among targeted kids and boys—kids 6-11 delivery (899,000) grew by 3%, kids 2-11 delivery (1,275,000) grew by 10%, kids 9-14 delivery (831,000) grew by 26%, boys 6-11 delivery (709,000) grew by 8%, boys 2-11 delivery (881,000) grew by 8% and boys 9-14 delivery (631,000) grew by 16%.

A brand new episode of Destroy Build Destroy (8:30 p.m.) crowned the Wednesday night live-action alternative programming block with strong growth across the board compared to 2009’s time period—kids 6-11 delivery (618,000) increased by 30%, kids 2-11 delivery (770,000) increased by 32%, kids 9-14 delivery (527,000) increased by 46%, boys 6-11 delivery (539,000) increased by 34%, boys 2-11 delivery (598,000) increased by 23% and boys 9-14 delivery (477,000) increased by 56%.  Immediately before that, a new episode of DUDE, WHAT WOULD HAPPEN (8 p.m.) also posted solid gains: kids 6-11 delivery (556,000) expanded by 13%, kids 2-11 delivery (753,000) expanded by 8%, kids 9-14 delivery (458,000) expanded by 4%, boys 6-11 delivery (495,000) expanded by 31%, boys 2-11 delivery (606,000) expanded by 17% and boys 9-14 delivery (402,000) expanded by 12%.

On Friday night, BEN 10: ULTIMATE ALIEN (7:30 p.m.) earned considerable double-digit gains among the 6-11 crowd: kids 6-11 delivery (718,000) improved by 22% and ratings (2.9) by 21%, while boys 6-11 delivery (572,000) and ratings (4.5) both improved by 32%.  And Sym-Bionic Titan (8 p.m.) and Generator Rex (8:30 p.m.) both earning solid gains across older kids and boys demos: Sym-BIONIC’s kids 9-14 delivery (515,000) and ratings (2.1) both increased by 11%, and boys 9-14 delivery (416,000) increased by 12% and ratings (3.3) by 10%...and Generator Rex’s kids 9-14 delivery (557,000) increased by 18% and ratings (2.3) by 21%, and boys 9-14 delivery (455,000) increased by 24% and ratings (3.7) by 28%.

truTV
truTV’s lineup of original series continues to deliver growth for the network, which is on its way to scoring its biggest year ever in primetime delivery of adults 18-49, men 18-34 and men 18-49.

Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura (Friday at 10 p.m.) garnered outstanding time-period growth among young adult and young male viewers.  Rehab: Party at the Hard Rock Hotel (Tuesday at 10 p.m.) and Most Shocking (Wednesday at 9 p.m.) delivered strong time-period growth among adults 18-34, while Black Gold (Wednesday at 10 p.m.) and The Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest… (Thursday at 8 p.m.) saw solid time-period gains among young male demos.

 
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