via press release:
TNT ranked as television's #1 network among adults 18-49, adults 18-34, men 18-49 and men 18-34, beating all broadcast and cable networks for the week. TNT also topped the cable charts among total viewers and adults 25-54 in primetime for the week, as well as among adults 25-54 in total day.
The network's success was driven by its spectacular coverage of the NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers. The best-of-seven series took the Top 3 spots on basic cable for the week, with Thursday night's match-up ranking as the #1 program among total viewers (8.5 million), adults 18-49 (4.7 million) and adults 25-54 (4.4 million) and Tuesday's game ranking #1 among adults 18-34 (2.6 million).
NOTE: Turner Sports will release final ratings for the 2013 NBA Eastern Conference Finals, including last night's Game 7, shortly.
TBS scored a strong week, ranking second behind TNT in primetime delivery of adults 18-49 and adults 18-34. Among the network's successes, the hit original sitcomdrew 1.7 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery, including 1.0 million adults 18-49 and 575,000 adults 18-34.
Tuesday night's episode of Who Gets the Last Laugh? once again garnered growth over the prior week. Last Thursday's episode attracted 1.3 million viewers in Live + 3 (+5% over the previous Thursday). In the demos, the episode has drawn 753,000 adults 18-49 (+4%) and 408,000 adults 18-34 (+26%) in Live + 3.
on TBS continues to dominate the field. Last week, the sitcom favorite accounted for five of basic cable's Top 20 programs among adults 18-49.
Adult Swim’s Total Day ranked #1 with adults 18-24, 18-34 & 18-49 and men 18-24, 18-34 & 18-49 on basic cable this week. Compared to the same week in June 2012, Total Day delivery increased with adults 18-24 by 10%, adults 18-34 by 4%, adults 18-49 by 3%, men 18-24 by 4%.
In Primetime (Broadcast definition), Adult Swim ranked #3 [behind TNT & TBS] among all basic cable networks for delivery of adults 18-34. Compared to the same week in June 2012, Prime delivery grew across the board: adults 18-24 by 21%, adults 18-34 by 13%, adults 18-49 by 9%, men 18-24 by 29%, men 18-34 by 13% and men 18-49 by 9%.
Sunday’s highly anticipated return of Adult Swim’s original series, Venture Bros. (12 a.m.) was #1 in its timeslot with adults & men 18-24 & 18-34, while increasing by double-digits across all key adults and men demos vs. the same time period last year, ranging between 22% and 44%.
The Saturday night premiere episode of Bleach (12 a.m.) ranked as #1 in its timeslot with adult 18-24 &18-34. All new episodes during the Toonami block earned growth across all key adult demos vs. the same time period year ago, ranging between 5% and 22%.
Adult Swim programming – including, , , and The Boondocks – accounted for 24 of the top 50 telecasts on basic cable for the week with adults 18-34 and 26 of the top 50 telecasts with men 18-34, both more than any other network.
Across the first week of June 2013, Cartoon Network ranked as television’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 scored as the #1 destination for all key boys on all TV on Monday Night, #1 with boys 6-11 & 9-14 on Thursday Night (7-9 p.m.), #1 with boys 9-14 on Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday Night, and #1 with boys 2-11 on Sunday Night.
A new episode of Cartoon Network’s original animated series,(Monday, 7:30 p.m.) ranked as the #1 telecast of the day with boys 6-11, and #1 in its time period with kids 9-14 and all key boy demos. Additionally, The new episode premiere of the original series, (8 p.m.) ranked #1 for the day with boys 9-14, and #1 in its timeslot with kids 9-14 and all key boys.
Tuesday night’s new episode of Cartoon Network’s newest original animated series,Teen Titans GO! (7:30 p.m.) ranked as the #1 telecast of the day with boys 6-11 & 9-14, and #1 in its time period with kids 6-11 & 9-14 and all key boys.
Wednesday’s highly anticipated premiere special episode of LEGO: The Yoda Chronicles (8 p.m.) ranked as the #1 telecast of the day with boys 6-11, #1 in its time period with all key boys, increasing growth with kids and boys 6-11 & 9-14 vs. same time period last year.
Saturday Morning episode premieres of Pokemon BW: Adventures in Unova (8:30 a.m.) and Beyblade: Metal Fury (8 a.m.) ranked #1 in their respective time periods with boys 9-14.
truTV's hit towing series(Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.) hitched up 1.2 million viewers, including 563,000 adults 18-49 and 309,000 men 18-34. The series brought impressive double-digit growth to its timeslot among all key demos compared to the same night last year. For the season-to-date, has grown +7% among total viewers, +6% among adults 18-49 and +18% among adults 18-34. The show has also reduced its median age by three years to 39.
(Wednesday at 10 p.m.) rounded up more than 1.2 million viewers last week, including 467,000 adults 18-49 and 279,000 men 18-49. Compared to the same night last year, Wednesday night's episode grew its timeslot by +65% among total viewers +18% among adults 18-49 and +32% among men 18-49.