via ratings notes from Turner:
TNT’s summer originals continued to lead the competition during the first week of August as, Rizzoli & Isles and the two-part Falling Skies season finale accounted for four of basic cable’s Top 10 programs in total viewers.
Last Monday’s episode ofscored well over 7.9 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery, with 2.3 million adults 18-49 and 3.1 million adults 25-54. Rizzoli & Isles followed with 8.3 million viewers in Live + 3, with 2.5 million adults 18-49 and 3.3 million adults 25-54. Both shows continue to run neck-and-neck as basic cable’s top series of the year.
As reported yesterday, the two-hour season finale of Falling Skies captured 5.6 million viewers in Live + Same Day delivery, with an outstanding 2.5 million adults 18-49 and 2.8 million adults 25-54, the show’s best performance since the June 19 premiere. After scoring cable’s top new series launch of the year, Falling Skies ranks as basic cable’s #1 new show of 2011 among viewers and tops all scripted basic cable series this summer with adults 18-49 and 25-54.
On Wednesday night, TNT’s hit legal drama Franklin & Bash closed out its first season with 3.6 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery. The season finale also scored 1.7 million adults 18-49 and 1.6 million adults 25-54 in Live + 3.
Tuesday night’s episode of Memphis Beat drummed up 4 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery, including 1.1 million adults 18-49 and 1.4 million adults 25-54. HawthoRNe followed with 3.1 million viewers in Live + 3, including 1.2 million adults 18-49 and 1.3 million adults 25-54.
TNT’s summer originals continue to deliver significant growth in time-shifted viewing. The blockbuster hitscored 8.4 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery for its July 18 episode. The same night’s episode of Rizzoli & Isles grew to a remarkable 9 million viewers in Live + 7, beating its July 11 season premiere (8.6 million) by 4% and marking the fourth time the show has hit the 9 million mark.
Across the first week of August 2011, Cartoon Network’s Total Day performance posted gains over the same time period last year—average kids 6-11 delivery (464,000) increased by 20%, kids 2-11 (694,000) increased by 12% and kids 9-14 (300,000) increased by 8%. Cartoon Network’s Early Evening performance grew across the board as well—kids 6-11 (558,000) grew by 13%, kids 2-11 (809,000) grew by 3% and kids 9-14 (359,000) grew by 6%.
Cartoon Network’s Monday night (7-9 p.m.) charted as TV’s #1 destination for boys 6-11, 2-11 and 9-14, earning double-digit gains vs. the first week of August last year. Animated comedy series Johnny Test (7 p.m.), The Amazing World of Gumball (7:30 p.m.),(8 p.m.), (8:30 p.m.) and Secret Mountain Fort Awesome (8:30 p.m.) all ranked #1 in their respective timeslots among all key boy demos and all earned double and triple-digit gains among kids and boys.
Wednesday night (7-9 p.m.) saw delivery increases among all key kid and boy demos. A new episode of live-action series(8:30 p.m.) ranked # 1 among all key boy demos and charted significant delivery gains—kids 6-11 (640,000) grew by 36%, kids 2-11 (762,000) grew by 5%, and kids 9-14 (423,000) grew by 15%. Additionally, a new episode of the live-action series Dude, What Would Happen? (8p.m.) ranked #1 in its time period among boys 6-11 and 9-14.
Adult Swim’s original series Childrens Hospital (Thursday, 12 a.m.) ranked #1 last week in its time period among men 18-34 and 18-49. NTSF:SD:SUV::, Adult Swim’s newest original series to join the Thursday night lineup (12:15 a.m.) was #1 in its time period among men 18-34.
Adult Swim once again ranked #1 for Total Day Delivery of adults 18-24, 18-34 and 18-49, and men 18-24, 18-34 and 18-49. Earning respectable growth across its targeted demos, adults 18-34 average delivery (505,000) grew by 2% and adults 18-49 (729,000) grew by 6%.
Adult Swim programming accounted for 19 of the top 50 telecasts on basic cable for the week among adults 18-34, and 26 of the top 50 among men 18-34, more than any other network.
TBS’s Emmy®-nominated late-night series averaged 707,000 viewers last week in Live + Same Day delivery. The show also scored 349,000 adults 18-34 and 550,000 adults 18-49, the latter ticking up 2% over the prior week’s episodes. Meanwhile, time-shifted viewing for episodes premiering the week of July 18 lifted ’s audience to 1 million viewers; 454,000 adults 18-34; and 713,000 adults 18-49 in Live + 7.
continues to rule Tuesday nights for truTV, with last week’s 9 p.m. episode averaging 1.9 million viewers and ranking among ad-supported cable’s Top 5 programs in its timeslot among key adult and male demos. The show continues to score triple-digit-percentage growth over the same time period last year.
Wednesday night’s 9 p.m. episode ofrevved up 1.5 million viewers and ranked among ad-supported cable’s Top 5 programs for the timeslot with key adult demos. The long-running hit also scored double-digit gains for the time period.
Drawing in 1.4 million viewers Wednesday at 10 p.m., truTV’s new hitscored a Top 5 timeslot ranking among men 18-49, with solid time-period growth across the board.