TBS's 'Cougar Town' Opens Doors to More Than 1.3 Million Adults 18-49

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January 9th, 2013

Note: The 1.3 million adults 18-49 works out to a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

via press release:

TBS's Cougar Town Opens Doors to More Than 1.3 Million Adults 18-49

's Cougar Town scored solid deliveries among the network's target demos last night, drawing more than 1.3 million adults 18-49 and 613,000 adults 18-34 in Live + Same Day. The season opener also welcomed a total of 2.2 million viewers as it launched in its new network home.

Cougar Town – which stars Courteney Cox, Brian Van Holt, Christa Miller, Ian Gomez, Josh Hopkins, Busy Philipps and Dan Byrd – airs Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on TBS. The series follows a family of friends who keep things funny as they support each other through the challenges and pitfalls of life – with a little dysfunction and a whole lot of wine.

Cougar Town was co-created by executive producer Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Spin City) and consulting producer Kevin Biegel (Scrubs). Showrunner Ric Swartzlander, Courteney Cox and David Arquette also serve as executive producers. Cougar Town comes to TBS from ABC Studios.

  • Concerned Citizen

    Could somebody tell me if this is good by TBS’ standards?

  • Raykov

    That’s like a 1.0, right?

  • Jeff R.

    It aired twice last night. Hopefully we’ll eventually see how the post-Conan airing did as well. I think anything in the low 1’s was going to be considered successful if I remember correctly.

  • JustToClarify

    It would have been nice to be given a bit more information, like whether those figures are actually good news or not.

  • Yessir

    This is odd because usually TBS comedies are heavily promoted and I didn’t even know this was premiering last night.

  • Alex

    If you think that 1.3 around what many network comedies are pulling these days, then I’d definitely say it’s good.

  • OddGuy

    I’m so glad this show’s back! Yesterday’s episode was awesome.

  • Gabe

    Agreed. Sara needs to do some research. Does anyone know if this is any good for TBS standards?

  • Dan

    @Yessir Really? TBS has been shoving these godawful promos down viewers’ throats for over two months. It actually compelled me to NOT watch it.

  • taylor

    Men at Work premiered with a 1.3 and 2.648 million viewers, but that was on Thursday at 10:30PM.

  • rob60990

    WORSE than TBBT repeats. :D

  • yragcom1

    I agree, Yessir. I’ve been waiting for this, and I missed it. TBS has got to get on its J.O.B. and promote better. They ran a marathon a few weeks ago, too far out to act as a lead in for the new season. Now, I have to wait for Saturday to see it.

  • Rod

    I don’t think it’s that great for TBS.

    I hope Justified did well.

  • scJohn

    The finale episode of the 2012 season got 1.2 for the 18-49 category and 3.5 million viewers.

  • taylor

    @rob60990 what’s your point? nobody expected it to do more than TBBT repeats, that’ TBS’ bread and butter. men at work dropped from TBBT too and that was renewed.

  • silvit

    Given how TBBT usually repeats, this is decent but not great news.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Added to the post:

    Note: The 1.3 million adults 18-49 works out to a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

    As for what it “good” or even “good enough” on TBS, your guess is probably almost as good as ours. Check out past daily cable ratings posts and look at the TBS shows.

    The cancellation bear does not try and predict cable show renewals and cancellations.

  • James

    Well…let’s put it like this guys. Men at Work and Sullivan & Son got renewed for second seasons while they only did around 2.5 Million viewers for their first season’s. I think Cougar Town will get a 5th season.

    Any news about Wedding Band burn off status? I only saw numbers for it’s debut which was 1.8 million viewers. I know it’s a hour long, but on Sat nights at 10pm…I like to think it’s good enough for TBS…but eh, it was sitting on the shelf for a year before it was aired, so I think the cast moved on.

  • Jeff R.

    The fact that it’s at or several network comedies that air earlier in the night (and that it beat some network 10:00 programing) is good enough, I’m sure, for TBS. Once it repeats more and the season three DVD is released, it’ll grow. This is enough to get it a season 5, I’m sure.

  • Jeff R.

    *at or above

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