via press release:
NBA All-Star weekend coverage helped propel TNT to the top of the charts as basic cable's #1 network in primetime with total viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34. TNT also took the top spot as basic cable's #1 network in total day among adults 25-54.
TNT’s exclusive coverage of the 2013 NBA All-Star game presented by Kia Motors delivered an average of 8.0 million total viewers, an increase of +13% (vs. 7.1 million total viewers last year). The corresponding 4.6 U.S. HHwas up 5% compared with a 4.4 U.S. HH rating in 2012. The telecast peaked with a 5.0 U.S. HH rating from 9:30-9:45 p.m. (ET). The network’s coverage of the 2013 NBA All-Star Game also posted a +13% increase in adults 25-54 (4,066,000 vs. 3,595,000) and a +6% improvement among adults 18-49 (4,488,000 vs. 4,246,000). Additionally, men 25-54 were up 9% (2,712,000 vs. 2,493,000) and viewership among men 18-49 increased by 1% (3,061,000 vs. 3,022,000).
Thursday’s NBA on TNT doubleheader featuring the Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers vs. L.A. Lakers ranked as the Top 2 programs of the day across all of television among men 18-34. The Heat/Thunder telecast was also ad-supported cable's top-ranked program of the day among adults 18-49, men 18-34, men 18-49 and men 25-54.
Time-shifted viewing has significantly strengthened TNT's hit drama Dallas, lifting the show's Jan. 28 season premiere to 4,043,000 viewers in final Live + 7 delivery. That's a +36% increase over the two-hour premiere's Live + Same Day performance. The season opener also displayed strength among key adult demos, scoring a final Live + 7 delivery of 1,730,000 adults 25-54 (+42% over Live + Same Day) and 1,415,000 adults 18-49 (+39%).
Meanwhile, last week's episode of Dallas has so far grown to 3.1 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery, including 1.3 million adults 25-54 and 1.2 million adults 18-49. All three of those figures are tracking ahead of the Live + 3 deliveries for the show's Feb. 4 episode, scoring a +7% increase in total viewers, an +8% boost among adults 25-54 and a remarkable +17% increase among adults 18-49.
Adult Swim’s weekly Total Day Delivery ranked #1 among all targeted adults 18-24, 18-34 & 18-49 and men 18-24, 18-34, & 18-49 on basic cable. Compared to the same week in 2012, Total day delivery grew among adults 18-24 by 1%, adults 18-34 by 4%, adults 18-49 by 8%, men 18-34 by 6% and men 18-49 by 6%.
A new episode of the original series(Sunday, 12 a.m.) was #1 in its time period among adults and men 18-24, 18-34 & 18-49, growing by double and triple digits across the board, between 89-142%, vs. the same time period last year.
Thursday's premiere episode of Newsreaders (12 a.m.) showed double-digit growth among all key men’s demos, ranging from 12-34%.
Adult Swim’s programming, including, and , accounted for 20 of the top 50 telecasts on basic cable for the week with adults 18-34, and 21 of the top 50 telecasts with men 18-34, both more than any other network.
Last Tuesday's episode of the TBS original comedy scored 2.9 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery, its best showing of the season and a +7% rise over the prior week's episode. also performed strongly among key demos, with 1.7 million adults 18-49 and 781,000 adults 18-34.
TBS's competition series King of the Nerds garnered 1.5 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery for last Thursday's episode, with 1.0 million adults 18-49 and 499,000 adults 18-34.
Telecasts ofand Cougar Town gave TBS 17 of basic cable's Top 20 sitcom telecasts for the week with total viewers, along with 18 of the Top 20 with adults 18-49 and 16 of the Top 20 with adults 18-34.
TBS's late-night seriesscored growth for the second consecutive week. The show averaged 827,000 total viewers in Live + Same Day (+4% over the prior week) and 531,000 adults 18-49 (+6%). also drew 281,000 adults 18-34.
Across the first week of February 2013, Cartoon Network ranked as basic cable’s #1 network for Early Prime (7-9 p.m.) delivery of boys 6-11 & 9-14, and #1 in Total Day delivery of boys 9-14.
Cartoon Network was Television's #1 destination for boys 6-11/9-14 on Monday Night (7-9 p.m.), #1 among boys 2-11/6-11 on Tuesday night, #1 among boys 2-11/6-11 on Wednesday Night, #1 among boys 6-11 on Thursday Night and #1 destination for all key boy demos on Saturday Night.
Monday Night’s premiere ofranked as the #1 telecast of the week with boys 6-11/9-14 and the #1 telecast of the day with kids 6-11/9-14 and boys 6-11/9-14. Monday Night’s special presentation, Hall of Game, was #1 in its time period among boys 9-14. The telecast was followed by a premiere of Incredible Crew which was #1 in its time period among all key boy demos.
Tuesday Night’s premiere of The Amazing World of Gumball (7 p.m.) was #1 among boys 2-11/6-11, and premieres of The Looney Tunes Show (7:30 p.m.) and Level Up (8 p.m.) both ranked as the #1 destination for all key boy demos.
Thursday night premiere episodes of original series Annoying Orange (7:30 p.m.) was #1 among boys 6-11, and the new live-action sketch comedy show Incredible Crew (8 p.m.) ranked #1 among boys 2-11/6-11.
The premiere of Ben 10 Omniverse on Saturday Morning (9 a.m.) showed double-digit delivery gains among kids and boys 6-11/9-14, and was also the #1 telecast of the day among boys 9-14.
truTV once again ranked as one of cable's Top 10 entertainment networks for the week in primetime delivery of its targeted men 18-49 demographic. The network also reduced its primetime median age to 40, two years younger than the same week in 2012.
Last week's episode of(Monday 10 p.m.) garnered 2 million total viewers, more than 1 million adults 18-49 and 611,000 men 18-49 to rank as one of ad-supported cable's Top 5 programs in its timeslot.
(Wednesday at 9 p.m.) ranked as ad-supported cable's #1 non-fiction program in its time period with adults 18-49 (940,000) and men 18-49 (550,000), as well as among adults 18-34 (455,000). It drew a total audience of 1.5 million viewers.
truTV's new series Guinness World Records® Gone Wild (Thursday 8 p.m.) garnered more than 1.1 million viewers and ranked as one of ad-supported cable's Top 5 programs in the timeslot with adults 18-49 (576,000). It also ranked as one of cable's Top 5 entertainment programs with men 18-49 (302,000).
The hit series Impractical Jokers, which has seen extensive growth in its second season, scored a strong 1.7 million viewers Thursday night at 10 p.m. The show ranked among ad-supported cable's Top 5 programs in the timeslot with key demos, drawing 1.1 million adults 18-49 and 602,000 men 18-49.
NBA TV's 15 NBA Fan Night presented by Sprint telecasts this season are averaging 487,000 total viewers, up 7% compared to last season (455,000 total viewers for 22 telecasts).