Ratings Notes for TBS, TNT, Adult Swim, truTV; Including ‘Conan,’ ‘Childrens Hospital,’ ‘Franklin & Bash’ & More
via ratings notes from Turner:
The Season 3 premiere of Adult Swim’s original series Childrens Hospital (Thursday, 12 a.m.) ranked #1 in its timeslot among adults 18-24. Compared to its original series premiere, Childrens Hospital achieved strong double and triple digit delivery gains across all young adult and male demos: adults 18-34 delivery (574,000) increased by 30%, adults 18-49 delivery (860,000) increased by 44%, adults 18-24 delivery (329,000) increased by 31%, men 18-34 delivery (322,000) increased by 46%, men 18-49 delivery (526,000) increased by 60% and men 18-24 delivery (179,000) increased by 101%.
Scoring significant delivery gains across the board, Adult Swim swept all young adult and male demos across the first week of June, ranking #1 on basic cable for Total Day Delivery of adults 18-34 and 18-49, as well as men 18-34 and 18-49. Compared to the same week the previous year, adults 18-34 delivery (545,000) grew by 7%, men 18-34 delivery (345,000) grew by 13%, adults 18-49 delivery (785,000) grew by 16% and men 18-49 delivery (495,000) grew by 21%.
Adult Swim telecasts accounted for 22 of the top 50 telecasts of the week on basic cable among adults 18-34, and 29 of the top 50 among men 18-34, both more than any other network.
TNT’s new series Franklin & Bash, which summoned 2,746,000 viewers for its series premiere in Live + Same Day viewing, has already grown that audience by 29% to a current total of 3,549,0000 viewers, according to Live + 3 viewing data. The series, which stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer, scored strong deliveries among key adult demos, with 1,586,000 adults 18-49 in Live + 3 (+39% over 1,145,000 in Live + SD) and 1,626,000 adults 25-54 (+33% over 1,224,000 in Live + SD). The show has performed particularly well among young adults, drawing 792,000 adults 18-34 (+43% over 554,000 in Live + SD).
The Peabody Award-winning Men of a Certain Age, one of the most acclaimed shows on television, returned for the second half of its second season with2,508,000 viewers in Live + 3 delivery (+36% over 1,846,000 in Live + Same Day). The series, starring Ray Romano, Scott Bakula and Andre Braugher, has averaged 834,000 adults 18-49 in Live + 3 delivery (+41% over 591,000 in Live + SD) and 1,168,000 adults 25-54 (+42%, over 825,000 in Live + SD).
Earning dramatic double-digit gains vs. the same week last year, Cartoon Network’s weekly early evening (7-9 p.m.) delivery increased between 30-40% across key kid demos: kids 6-11 delivery (623,000) increased by 34%, kids 2-11 delivery (917,000) increased by 30%, and kids 9-14 delivery (447,000) increased by 40%. In Total Day, kids 6-11 average delivery (396,000) grew by 7%, kids 2-11 delivery (594,000) grew by 2% and kids 9-14 delivery (303,000) grew by 10%.
Cartoon Network continues to rule Monday and Tuesday nights with animated comedy line-ups (7-9 p.m.) that both rank as the #1 TV destination for all boys demos (2-11, 6-11 and 9-14). Both nights earned double-digit (and even triple-digit) gains across kids and boys demos vs. the prior year. Original series on Monday night—Adventure Time (8 p.m.), Regular Show (8:15 p.m.), and MAD (8:30 p.m.)—also ranked #1 in their timeslots among kids 2-11 and kids 6-11. Tuesday night’s The Looney Tunes Show (8 p.m.) stood out as the #1 ranked show in its timeslot on all television among all kids and boys demos ages 2-11, 6-11 and 9-14.
The Season 3 premiere of Cartoon Network’s original live-action alternative series Dude, What Would Happen (Wednesday, 8 p.m.) ranked #1 in its time period among boys 6-11 and boys 9-14.
CONAN was on break last week. The show continued to score strong gains in time-shifted viewing, according to Live + 7 data for the week of May 16. CONAN grew its audience by 20% over Live + Same Day, for a final tally of 1 million viewers. Adults 18-34 grew a remarkable 27% to 516,000, while adults 18-49 grew by 24% to 739,000. CONAN’s median age of 31 was the youngest among late-night talk shows.
Tyler Perry’s House of Payne claimed basic cable’s top two sitcom spots for the week, with the Wednesday 10 p.m. episode ranking #1 with 2.1 million viewers and the 10:30 p.m. episode ranking second with more than 2 million viewers.
truTV scored excellent primetime growth last week, with adults 18-34 up 14%, adults 18-49 up 9%, men 18-34 up 9% and men 18-49 up 10%, compared to the same time period last year.
truTV’s original series Bait Car (Monday at 8:30 p.m.), Operation Repo (Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.) and truTV Presents: World’s Dumbest…(Thursday at 9 p.m.) each ranked among cable’s Top 5 entertainment programs in their respective timeslots with key adult and male demos. The latter two programs joined All Worked Up (Monday at 10 p.m.) in scoring strong time-period growth.