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.

  • were123

    Really good for Cougar Town, 1.0 is good in TBS, Men at Work was renewed with that rating, so I guess a 5th season will be a lock on if it holds

  • Jeff R.

    Bill – will we see the post-Conan numbers at some point?

  • Tyler D

    Great numbers.

  • RJ

    For those that didn’t see the commercials…really? There were only about five for every commercial break TBS had.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Bill – will we see the post-Conan numbers at some point?”

    When you write “post-Conan” numbers, do you mean TBS shows that air after Conan’s show?

    We post the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 on Sun-Fri, but if a show isn’t on that list, we won’t be posting any information for it unless it’s in a press release.

    That said, Turner sends out a long press release with ratings information each week that may have some of what you’re looking for, it’s always headlined something like “Weekly Ratings Notes” if you want to Google them on our site.

    Here is the latest http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/01/08/weekly-ratings-notes-for-cartoon-network-adult-swim-trutv-tbs-robot-chicken-hardcore-pawn-chicago-impractical-jokers-more/164587/

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

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

    In a press release touting a show, it’s *always* presented as good news. It’s never presented as “bad* news.

    As I noted in an earlier comment, it’s quite often difficult to know what is a good for a given cable show.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “For those that didn’t see the commercials…really? There were only about five for every commercial break TBS had.”

    And, if only there was a worldwide network of connected computers, where TV schedule information is available to be received in a countless number of ways that would really make things much easier for all those big fans not wanting to miss things.

    If only….

  • DenverDean

    I watch TBBT on TBS and there was a ton of promotion for CT. The BINGO excuse will not work. I hope it succeeds. I’m just surprised that TBS didn’t start running all the old episodes as part of its regular rotation as a prelude. Perhaps, they wanted to wait to air all new (save that marathon) in order not to confuse viewers that they are just stripping old stuff.

  • Greg

    Cougar Town will get a 5th season. I assume one of the reasons TBS saved the show was because it was close to getting syndication. After all, they can’t air TBBT repeats all day long.

  • Dan

    Better than ABC and Foxs comedies

  • davidwatts

    people who are complaining about not enough promotion are just not paying attention. TBS has been promoting the show since the MLB playoffs in October

  • Dan

    Im sure TBS will give the show a 15 episode 5th season, giving the show 91 episode total and essentially guaranteeing the show will reach syndication. Thank you TBS for saving Cougar Town now Please Save Happy Endings and We’ll all be happy.

  • The 47th

    Looks like it did at least on the same level of network programming, so I’d say it’s a pretty good result.

    I’m glad. The show fits TBS much more than the slot it had on ABC. Hopefully this means we’ll get a fifth season.

  • Matt

    Anyone know how many episodes the TBS order was for?

  • Ram510

    COUGAR TOWN!!!!! I’m so happy it’s back! The numbers are on par with the other comedies, though I’m sure with all the promos TBS was probably hoping for more.

    The only problem I have with TBS’ “promos” is that it didn’t even show you clips of the show or tell you what it’s about, just the crew gathered around some wine. But I applaud TBS for giving this show a chance and really commiting to it.

    The other thing is why Tuesday at 10? That time slot is already soooooo busy why not Tuesday at 9 im sure if TBBT moved an hour earlier its ratings would still be good as always and it’s not like TBS’ comedies are raunchy and need to be on at 10 like FX. Or Mondays. Tuesdays at 10 is overcrowded and I don’t know why every January cable nets wait to put all their shows on at that time

    All in all I’m sure Cougar Town will get a 5th season

  • Rebecca

    Enjoyed the episode, it’s on TBS.com. Saw the show promoted all over the place…movie theaters (promo before regular previews/trailers), on NBC during Ellen’s daytime show (Courteney appeared on it once this week), and on other channels. Had to be other channels since I don’t have TBS. They’re done filming the season, too, so I hope they get renewal news soon.

  • david

    TBS should have another night of repeats of the show too.

  • Jeff R

    @Matt 15 episodes. Looks like it’s a 1.1, not 1.0. Not too bad. They need to start repeating Seasons 1-3…

  • tjw

    By my calculations, Sullivan & Son debuted to a 1.0 A18-49 and averaged a 0.9 on the season. So Cougar Town’s 1.1 is on par with that result. Of course, what happens for the rest of the season is more important than the debut number.

  • The Cool Max

    So happy for Cougar Town, such a great show! TBS really promoted it well!

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