Ratings Notes for Adult Swim, TBS, Cartoon Network, TNT & TruTV : NBA Playoffs, + 'The Eric Andre Show', 'Adventure Time', 'Metalocalypse', 'Men at Work' & 'Hardcore Pawn'

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June 5th, 2012

via press release

Adult Swim
Kicking off the first week of June 2012, Adult Swim ranked as television’s #1 network for Total Day Delivery of young adults 18-34 & 18-24, as well as men 18-24. In Prime Time, Adult Swim also ranked #4 among basic cable networks for delivery of adults 18-34. Overall, Adult Swim programming accounted for 14 of the top 50 telecasts of the week on basic cable among adults 18-34, and 17 of the top 50 telecasts of the week among adults 18-24, both more than any other network.

Now in its third week, Adult Swim’s newest original comedy series, The Eric Andre Show, on Sunday night (12:30 a.m.), earned mostly double-digit delivery gains across key young adult and young male demos vs. the same time period in 2011. Average delivery among adults 18-34 (398,000) increased by 24%, adults 18-24 (237,000) by 32%, men 18-34 (265,000) by 30%, men 18-24 (150,000) by 25% and men 18-49 (361,000) by 6%.

Among Adult Swim original programming, Metalocalypse (Sunday, 12:15 a.m.) increased delivery of adults 18-34 (482,000) by 27% and adults 18-24 (282,000) by 37% and adults 18-49 (662,000) by 6%. Eagleheart (Thursday, 12:30 a.m.) ranked #1 in its timeslot among adults & men 18-24; Deadman Wonderland (Saturday, 12:30 a.m.) ranked #1 in it is timeslot among adults 18-24 and men 18-34 & 18-24; and Casshern Sins (Saturday, 1 a.m.) ranked #1 in its timeslot among men 18-34 & 18-24.

Cartoon Network
For the first week of June 2012, Cartoon Network ranked as television’s #1 network for early prime (7-9 p.m.) delivery of boys 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14. Total Day delivery figures for the week also grew among kids 6-11 (up 2%, 440,000) and kids 9-14 (up 13%, 373,000).

Across the week, Cartoon Network ranked as the #1 television network (broadcast & cable) among all boys on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday night—and #1 among boys 2-11 & 6-11 on Wednesday and Saturday Night (7-9 p.m.). Compared to the same time period last year, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights posted mostly double-digit delivery gains among all kids and boys demos, ranging between 6% and 48%.

Among its recurring original animated comedy series, Regular Show (Monday, 8 p.m.) scored as the #1 telecast of the week among boys 6-11, and the #1 telecast of the day among boys 2-11 & 9-14. A Tuesday night 6 p.m. telecast of Regular Show ranked #1 for the week among boys 9-14. Additional original programming that ranked #1 in its respective time period among all boys include Adventure Time (Monday, 7 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.), MAD (Monday, 8:45 p.m.), The Amazing World of Gumball (Tuesday, 7 p.m.), Level Up (Tuesday 8 p.m.) and many of their encore airings throughout the week.

TNT
Through Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, The 2012 NBA Playoffs on TNT are the second most-watched (based on viewers) and second highest-rated playoffs ever on the network.

From the beginning of the 2012 NBA Playoffs on TNT, the network has won the night vs. ad-supported cable 22 times among adults 18-34, adults 18-49, men 18-49 and men 25-54.

Source: Nielsen Media Research. Based on Live+SD. All Ad-Supported Cable Telecasts, Total Day; (4/28/2012- 5/3/2012, 5/5/2012-5/10/2012, 5/12/2012, 5/14/2012-5/16/2012, 5/19/2012-5/22/2012, 5/27/2012, 5/29/2012, 5/31/2012, 6/2/2012).

TBS
The Big Bang Theory
delivered nine of basic cable's Top 10 sitcom telecasts for the week, led by the Tuesday 10 p.m. (ET/PT) episode with 3.1 million viewers. On Thursday night, TBS's new original sitcom Men At Work drew more than 2 million viewers and ranked among basic cable's Top 10 sitcom telecasts for the week with adults 18-34 (671,000) and adults 18-49 (1.3 million).

truTV
truTV's breakout hit Hardcore Pawn (Tuesday 9 p.m.) drew 1.4 million viewers and ranked among cable's Top 5 entertainment programs in its timeslot with men 18-49. The show also posted double-digit growth across the board compared to the same timeslot last year.

 

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  • TatiG

    Last night’s NBA game was crazy. Small market but pure basketball entertainment.

    Harden’s dagger with 35secs left, made me jump in the air. Can’t wait for Heat v. OKC NBA Finals. :)

  • Melanie

    Oh yes, the Heat vs Thunder will be a ratings dream!! Just hope they can make it past their opponents in these conference finals though.

  • David

    If any team can win two straight against OKC it is the Spurs. NEVER count out a team with three hall of famers when their backs are against the wall. And the Heat are so desperate now that they might activate Chris Bosh.

  • Jeff O’Connor

    Go Toonami. It’s a pleasure to have you back.

  • Annonimous

    Go Thunder !

  • astarisborn94

    I am hoping the rating turns out better for Toonami next week, thought Bleach not winning it’s timeslot is concerning.

  • LeB

    Argh, I hate that noodle arm crap.

  • Camille Bidan

    Go Toonami every one make sure to watch.

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