via ratings notes from Turner:
A new episode of Adult Swim’s Emmy-winning original series(Sunday, 11:30 p.m.) posted solid delivery growth across all targeted young adult and male demos vs. the same time period last year. Adults 18-34 (787,000) grew by 27%, adults 18-24 (317,000) by 5%, adults 18-49 (984,000) by 12%, men 18-34 (523,000) by 49%, men 18-24 (217,000) by 10% and men 18-49 (625,000) by 22%. Immediately following, a new episode of the original series Squidbillies also charted strong growth among young adults: adults 18-34 (608,000) grew by 22%, adults 18-49 (743,000) by 6%, men 18-34 (375,000) by 20% and men 18-49 (447,000) by 6%.
Across the second week of November 2011, Adult Swim ranked #1 on basic cable for Total Day Delivery of adults 18-34 (520,000), adults 18-24 (287,000) and men 18-24 (183,000); and ranked #2 behind ESPN among adults 18-49, men 18-49 and men 18-34. Compared to the same time period last year, delivery among adults 18-34, 18-24 and men 18-24 grew by 4%.
Adult Swim programming—including, and —accounted for 18 of the top 50 telecasts for the week on basic cable among adults 18-34, and 16 of the top 50 among men 18-34, both more than any other network.
scored big last week for TBS, which ranked as basic cable’s top entertainment network in primetime delivery of adults 18-34.
took every spot on the ranker of basic cable’s Top 10 most-watched sitcom telecasts for the week, led by the Saturday 9:30 p.m. airing, which delivered a whopping 2.9 million viewers. That episode ranked as basic cable’s #1 comedy program for the week, beating out new episodes of and . Last week, also accounted for eight of basic cable’s Top 10 sitcom telecasts with adults 18-34 and nine of the Top 10 with adults 18-49.
TBS’s late-night seriesgrew its delivery of adults 18-34 (345,000) by a remarkable 11% compared to the previous week. Overall, the show averaged 774,000 viewers and 527,000 adults 18-49 for the week. Through the first two weeks of November, is up 4% in total viewers, 10% with adults 18-34 and 5% with adults 18-49.
In time-shifted viewing for the week of Oct. 24,scored a final Live + 7 delivery of 832,000 viewers, with 371,000 adults 18-34 and 576,000 adults 18-49.
Cartoon Network’s Monday night line-up of comedy animation (7-9 p.m.) continued to perform well across the second week of November 2011. Monday night ranked once again as the #1 destination on all television for boys 9-14.(8 p.m.) was the #1 telecast of the day among boys 9-14 (up 19% vs. the 2010 time period), and also ranked #1 in its time period among boys 6-11/9-14. (8:15 p.m.) and MAD (8:30 p.m.) both ranked #1 in their time periods among boys 6-11/9-14. And Johnny Test (7 p.m.), The Amazing World of Gumball (7:30 p.m.) and MAD (8:45 p.m.) all ranked #1 in their respective time periods among boys 9-14.
The Tuesday Night line-up (7-9 p.m.) also attracted strong delivery among boys, with Johnny Test (7 p.m.), and The Looney Tunes Show (7:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.) ranking #1 in their respective time periods among boys 9-14. The 8 p.m. telecast of The Looney Tunes Show also ranked as the #1 telecast of the day on all television among boys 9-14.
Friday night boasted a one-hour special serving as a “sneak peek” to the all-new animated action-adventure series Green Lantern (7-8 p.m.), which scored as the most-watched program of the night (6-9 p.m.) for Cartoon Network, ranked #1 in its time period among boys 9-14, and attracted more than 1.9 million viewers ages 2+. The presentation also grew by double-digits across all targeted demos vs. its Young Justice lead-in, and continued to grow its kids 2-11 and boys 2-11 audience across the second half-hour. Green Lantern will premiere as a series in First Quarter 2012.
Cartoon Network’s Saturday morning CRUSHZONE (6:30 – 11 a.m.) earned double-digit increases across all kids and boys demos, ranging between 11% and 44%.
truTV continues to score outstanding growth over last year. Last week, the network was up 7% in primetime in the key men 18-34 demographic, compared to the same week last year, while the network’s primetime median age (42) was down three years.
Driving truTV’s success last week were hit shows like(Tuesday at 9 p.m.), (Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.), (Friday at 8 p.m.) and Top 20 Most Shocking (Saturday at 8 p.m.), all of which delivered double- and triple-digit timeslot growth among key demos.