Ratings Notes for Adult Swim, TBS, Cartoon Network,TNT & TruTV: ‘Dallas’, ‘Rizzoli & Isles’, ‘Falling Skies’, ‘Conan,’ ‘Adventure Time’, ‘Franklin & Bash’, ‘Lizard Lick Towing’ & More
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Continuing its streak across June 2012, Adult Swim again ranked as television’s #1 network for Total Day Delivery of young adults 18-34, 18-49 and 18-24 as well as men 18-34, 18-49 & 18-24.
Among Adult Swim’s original comedy programming, a new episode of Eagleheart (Thursday, 12 a.m.) ranked #1 in its time period among adults 18-34.
Adult Swim programming accounted for 14 of the top 50 telecasts of the week on basic cable among adults 18-34, and 22 of the top 50 telecasts of the week among men 18-34, both more than any other network.
Across the first week of July, Cartoon Network ranked as television’s #1 network for Total Day & Early Evening Prime (7-9 p.m.) delivery of boys 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14. Average growth among kids 9-14 grew 14% (397,000) in Total Day and 10% (488,000) in Early Evening Prime.
Cartoon Network also ranked as the #1 television network (broadcast & cable) among all boys (2-11, 6-11, 9-14) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night (7-9 p.m.), and #1 on Saturday night among boys 2-11.
Annoying Orange (Monday, 8:30 p.m.) ranked as the #1 telecast of the week among boys 9-14; its Tuesday, 6:15 p.m. encore ranked as the #1 telecast of the week among boys 2-11 & 6-11. Additional Monday night original comedies Adventure Time (7:30 p.m.), Regular Show (8 p.m.) and MAD (8:45 p.m.) each ranked #1 in their respective time periods among all boys 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14.
Tuesday night’s Total Drama: Revenge of the Island (7:30 p.m.) scored as the #1 telecast of the day among boys 9-14, and #1 in its time period among all boys, and grew kids 6-11 delivery (969,000) by 17% and kids 9-14 (882,000) by 85%. Immediately following, original comedy series Level Up (8 p.m.) ranked #1 in its time period among all boys.
TNT’s original series scored strong numbers last week, beginning with the Tuesday night hit Rizzoli & Isles, which delivered 5.4 million viewers in Live + Same Day to rank as basic cable’s #1 program for the day and #1 drama for the week. Among key demos, the show scored solid growth compared to the prior week’s episode, delivering 1.4 million adults 18-49 (+9%) and 1.8 million adults 25-54 (+10%). Last Tuesday’s episode of Rizzoli & Isles has already grown to 7.6 million viewers in Live + 3, with 2.2 million adults 18-49 and 2.7 million adults 25-54.
Franklin & Bash brought in 3.6 million viewers in Live + Same Day last Tuesday at 10 p.m., up a remarkable +21% over the prior week. Franklin & Bash also chalked up exceptional growth among key demos, averaging 1.3 million adults 18-49 (+49%) and 1.5 million adults 25-54 (+30%) in Live + Same Day. Last week’s audience has since grown to 4.6 million viewers in Live + 3, with 1.9 million adults 18-49 and 2.0 million adults 25-54. With
According to the most recent time-shifted viewing data, the June 12 episode of Rizzoli & Isles climbed 7.4 million viewers in Live + 7, with 2.2 million adults 18-49 and 2.8 million adults 25-54. The same night’s episode of Franklin & Bash brought in a total of 4.3 million viewers in Live + 7, as well as 1.7 million adults 18-49 and 1.9 million adults 25-54.
Dallas wrangled 4.1 million viewers in Live + Same Day Wednesday night, including 1.4 million adults 18-49 and 1.7 million adults 25-54. The drama ranked as basic cable’s #1 program for the day with adults 25-54. Wednesday’s episode has already grown to 5.1 million viewers in Live + 3, with 1.8 million adults 18-49 and 2.2 million adults 25-54.
With final numbers for the June 13 launch of Dallas now available, the two-hour premiere garnered a total audience of 8.3 million viewers in Live + 7, with 2.6 million adults 18-49 and 3.3 million adults 25-54. It ranks as basic cable’s #1 new series launch for the year-to-date.
Sunday night, TNT’s epic series Falling Skies captured 3.4 million viewers in Live + Same Day to rank as basic cable’s #1 Sunday night drama. The episode also scored 1.5 million adults 18-49 and 1.7 million adults 25-54. Meanwhile, the prior week’s episode of Falling Skies scored 5.2 million viewers in Live + 3, with 2.4 million adults 18-49 and 2.7 million adults 25-54.
TNT’s new unscripted competition show The Great Escape averaged 1.4 million viewers in Live + Same Day, with 799,000 adults 18-49; and 875,000 adults 25-54. The prior week’s series premiere of The Great Escape has grown to 1.9 million viewers in Live + 3, with more than 1 million adults 18-49 and 1.1 million adults 25-54.
On the sports front, TNT’s coverage of the NASCAR Summer Series delivered the highest-rated and most-viewed program of the day on ad-supported cable for the fourth straight week. TNT’s primetime coverage of NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing presented by KFC on Saturday, June 30, posted a 2.5 U.S. household rating, with 3,879,000 viewers. Through four races, TNT’s NASCAR Summer Series is averaging a 3.1 U.S. household rating.
TBS’s recently renewed original sitcom Men at Work averaged 2.2 million viewers in Live + Same Day last Thursday, up +5% over the previous week. The episode’s audience has grown to more than 2.5 million viewers in Live + 3. Ranking as one of basic cable’s Top 5 new series among young adults for the second quarter, Men at Work also averaged 706,000 adults 18-34 in Live + Same Day last week (857,000 L+3), up +10% over the previous week, and 1.3 million adults 18-49 (1.5 million L+3), up +6%. For its first season, Men at Work is averaging 2.6 million viewers in Live + 7, with 920,000 adults 18-34 and 1.7 million adults 18-49.
TBS‘s late-night series CONAN, which has been riding a wave of growth in recent months, charted exceptional gains again last week. The Emmy®-nominated series averaged 1,016,000 viewers in Live + Same Day for June 25-28, up +16% over the prior week and +7% over the June average. In addition, the show’s total audience was up +14% over the same week in 2011.
Key demos also saw a significant boost last week. CONAN averaged 392,000 adults 18-34 in Live + Same Day for the week, up +40% over the prior week and +35% over the June average. The show scored 676,000 adults 18-49 in Live + Same Day, up +20% over the prior week and +12% compared to the June average.
The Big Bang Theory continues to be a heavy hitter, claiming seven of the basic cable’s Top 10 sitcom telecasts last week with adults 18-49 and total viewers.
truTV scored solid year-over-year growth last week, with adults 18-49 up +5% and total viewers up +6%.
truTV’s big rating hit Lizard Lick Towing brought in more than 2.3 million fans Monday at 10 p.m. The episode ranked among basic cable’s Top 5 programs in the timeslot with total viewers and key adult and male demos. That helped truTV rank among basic cable’s Top 10 networks for the night among adults 18-34, adults 18-49, men 18-34 and men 18-49.
Several truTV series landed double-digit growth in their timeslots compared to the same nights last year, including Hardcore Pawn (1.6 million viewers Tuesday at 10 p.m.), Operation Repo (1.4 million viewers Wednesday at 10 p.m.), World’s Dumbest… (1.0 million viewers Friday at 8 p.m.) and Storage Hunters (1.5 million viewers Sunday at 10 p.m.).