Ratings Notes for TBS, TNT, Adult Swim, truTV; Including 'Conan,' 'Men Of A Certain Age,' 'Franklin & Bash' & More

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June 14th, 2011


via ratings notes from Turner:

Adult Swim
Earning solid delivery gains across the board, Adult Swim once again swept all young adult and male demos for the week, 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 (488,000) grew by 6%, men 18-34 delivery (307,000) grew by 10%, adults 18-49 delivery (712,000) grew by 11% and men 18-49 delivery (439,000) grew by 14%.

Adult Swim telecasts accounted for 18 of the top 50 telecasts of the week on basic cable among adults 18-34, and 27 of the top 50 among men 18-34, both more than any other network.

A new episode of the Adult Swim animated original series Aqua Unit Patrol Squad (Sunday, 11:45 p.m.) ranked #1 in its time period on basic cable among targeted young men 18-24.

TNT
TNT’s Franklin & Bash held firm with its second episode, averaging 3,516,000 viewers in Live + 3 delivery (+35% vs. 2,608,000 Live + Same Day), with 1,607,000 adults 18-49 (+55% vs. 1,038,000 L+SD) and 1,590,000 adults 25-54 (+46% vs. 1,089,000 L+SD). The show enjoyed a 1% uptick over the premiere episode among adults 18-49 and continued to perform well among adults 18-34, with 783,000 (+68% vs. 467,000 L+SD).

The second summer episode of the Peabody Award-winning Men of a Certain Age was watched by 2,017,000 viewers in Live + 3 delivery (+50% vs. 1,347,000 Live + Same Day), with 697,000 adults 18-49 (+43% vs. 487,000 L+SD) and 894,000 adults 25-54 (+52% vs. 590,000 L+SD).

TNT got the NASCAR season off to a big start Sunday with its coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Racing from Pocono. TNT’s coverage ranked as basic cable’s most-watched program of the day among viewers (5.2 million), households (3.2 rating, 3.7 million) and key male demos. Online, the debut of the fully enhanced TNT RaceBuddy on NASCAR.comdelivered a single-day record of 1.1 million streams, up 176% over last year.

Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network reigned Monday night (7-9 p.m.) as the #1 TV destination for kids 2-11 and all boys demos (2-11, 6-11 and 9-14).  Scoring double-digit gains across all demos vs. the prior year, kids 6-11 delivery (877,000) grew by 45%, kids 2-11 (1,301,000) by 53%, kids 9-14 (567,000) by 37%, boys 6-11 (668,000) by 56%, boys 2-11 (913,000) by 59% and boys 9-14 (433,000) by 39%.  Original animated comedy series punctuated the night—The Amazing World of Gumball (7:30 p.m.), Adventure Time (8 p.m.), Regular Show (8:15 p.m.), and MAD (8:30 p.m.)—ALL ranked #1 in their timeslots among kids 2-11 and boys 6-11.

On Tuesday night, Cartoon Network again ranked #1 on all television (7-9 p.m.) among boys 2-11, 6-11 and 9-14, posting strong double-digit gains across all kids and boys demos.  The Looney Tunes Show (8 p.m.) stood out as the #1 ranked show in its timeslot on all television among key boys demos ages 2-11, 6-11 and 9-14.  Kids 6-11 delivery (920,000) grew by45%, kids 2-11 delivery (1,288,000) grew by 31%, and kids 9-14 delivery (725,000) grew by 128%.

Across the second week of June ‘11, Cartoon Network’s weekly early evening (7-9 p.m.) and total day delivery performances earned gains compared to the same time period last year across all kid demos.  In early evening, kids 6-11 delivery (547,000) increased by 7%, kids 2-11 delivery (789,000) increased by 9%, and kids 9-14 delivery (379,000) increased by 5%.  In Total Day, kids 6-11 average delivery (419,000) grew by 3%, kids 2-11 delivery (636,000) grew by 2% and kids 9-14 delivery (306,000) grew by 2%.

A brand new episode 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, 2-11 and 9-14.

TBS
Tyler Perry’s House of Payne
scored a strong outing once again, averaging 2.2 million viewers Wednesday at 10 p.m. and 2.1 million viewers at 10:30 p.m. The two episodes ranked as basic cable’s top two sitcom telecasts for the week among adults 18-49.

TBS’s late-night hit Conan averaged 781,000 viewers in Live + Same Day viewing last week, with 329,000 adults 18-34 and 532,000 adults 18-49. Meanwhile, Live + 7 viewing for the week of May 23 showed Conan growing 22% over Live + Same Day for a final tally of 1 million viewers, while adults 18-34 grew a remarkable 40% to 456,000 and adults 18-49 grew 28% to 721,000. Conan’s median age of 32 continued to be the youngest of all the late-night talk shows.

truTV
Last week, truTV’s hit original series Bait Car (Monday 8:30 p.m.), Operation Repo (Wednesday 9 p.m.) and World’s Dumbest… (Thursday 9 p.m.) each ranked among cable’s Top 5 entertainment programs in their respective timeslots among key adult and male demos. The latter two series also scored impressive year-over-year growth for their timeslots.

 
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