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.

  • Jake

    I’ve seen a LOT of advertising and promotion for the TBS launch of “Cougar Town,” and I happily tuned in. Great episode. I’m among the thankful that TBS saved the show and among those hopeful the same fate befalls “Happy Endings.”

  • Nick

    Wow. I had no idea this was premiering last night.

  • Patrick G.

    Well, since I don’t watch TBS, I didn’t see any advertising touting the show’s return. I would have missed it if a friend of mine hadn’t informed me. Glad I caught the premiere. The show is ROFL at times and very charming. ABC really treated it poorly, but glad it cared enough to help find the show a new home on TBS long enough to get a syndication deal out of its total episode count. That being said, once it hits 88 episodes, I don’t see TBS keeping it any further. MAYBE to 100 if ABC discounts it. Anyway, glad it’s back ;)

  • Jim

    Cougar Town is not a bad show but don’t see it making it on TBS between Big Bang Theory reruns. The ratings were bad on ABC. I think NBC or CBS would be a much better fit. What is most noticeable is Courteney Cox’s facial transformation. Watch the pilot episode in season 1 and compare it to last night’s episode. I noticed a huge difference. The botox and plastic surgery has taken away her beauty. She is almost 50 and wants to look like 30. She is a natural beauty and would look a whole lot better aging naturally and gracefully.

  • David Howell

    By the way, this is at least a match for the 18-49 number that Happy Endings got on Sunday in its burnoff slot debut… Not bad. TBBT is a law unto itself ratings-wise, it’s likely to be remembered as the last sitcom mega hit on network television.

  • steve

    I don’t think that is very good. Cannot be worth the costs to TBS

  • Fred

    I found Cougar Town heavily promoted on TBS and other networks. In addition some of the cast promoted the show on talk shows and various magazines (TV GUIDE, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY….)
    I guess a 1.0 is OK for TBS. If it drops significantly in the next several airings, than TBS might have reason to be disappointed.

  • Fred

    Cougar Town is a very entertaining sitcom with an amazing ensemble. CT was my top sitcom on ABC for 3 seasons.
    If ABC cancels Happy Endings (another fave of mine) I would LOVE TBS to take it over. Another great ensemble.

    The Middle is probably the best traditional family sitcom airing on TV today. A close second would be Modern Family, but its not traditional in any way, shape or form. More like a trend setter.

  • yragcom1

    All of you who are saying, “how did you miss the premiere”, I would respectfully submit that there are a FEW of us who don’t watch channels dedicated to mostly reruns. The only think I watch on TBS is “Sullivan and Son”. And I saw that because Steve Byrne hit the morning local L.A. news channels to PROMOTE it. Just saying.

  • Jeff R.

    Agreed, yragcom1. I never watch TBS. The only thing that brought me there was Cougar Town. If not a Cougar Town fan, I probably would not have known when it was on.

  • Pavelsauce

    The TBS premiere was the 1st time I had seen the show, and I loved it! :) It’s really funny and overall a great show.

  • moraliste

    I’ve never seen a cable show more heavily promoted than this one was. Is it really any surprise they got a 1.0? Actually, considering the ” devoted cult” following ascribed to CT by the entertainment media, I would have expected a 1.5 at least in the demo. I meant to watch the TBS debut, but what I did see seemed like a repat from the ABC days. I’m sure I’ll check it out to see if its still as loathesome and smug as it used to be.

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