Nickelodeon Premieres Epic New Episode of ‘Sanjay and Craig’
via press release:
Best friends, Sanjay and Craig, continue to seek maximum awesomeness Saturday, June 8, at 10:30a.m. ET/PT during a brand-new episode of Nickelodeon’s newest animated series. During “Heightmare,” Sanjay is finally big enough to go on the scariest carnival ride, but can he survive it? Then in “Be Life Tufflips” Sanjay dresses like Remington Tufflips and is mistaken for his hero.
Nickelodeon’s new animated series Sanjay and Craig tallied 3.6 million total viewers for its Saturday, May 24, premiere, driving double-digit gains with kids 2-11 and kids 6-11 and ranking as the number-two kids’ program on all TV for the week—second only to top-ranked SpongeBob SquarePants. Sanjay and Craig earned a 6.0/2.0 million kids 2-11 (up +22% over last year) and a 6.4/1.3 million kids 6-11 (up +31). Since its premiere, the series has had a strong showing among kids 6-11, where it ranked as the number-one animated program with that demo, averaging a 5.5/1.1 million (up +34% over last year’s like time period).
Since the series made its iTunes debut, its episodes have been among the top 10 Kids TV episodes on iTunes.
Sanjay and Craig follows the adventures of Sanjay, an excitable and irreverent 12-year-old boy (Maulik Pancholy, 30 Rock) and Craig, a smooth-talking snake and master of disguise (Chris Hardwick, Nerdist, The Talking Dead). Together, they embark on epic kid-inspired quests that are at times totally ridiculous, absolutely gross and weirdly sweet. From perfecting the ultimate bike skid, tightroping across a pool of garbage on a dare or Craig manipulating a contest to win his best buddy one hundred dogs, their routine hijinks often cross into the land of the fantastical and the absurd. Only Sanjay and his closest friends can hear Craig’s warped words of wisdom. The only thing that stands in their way is their unhinged, snake-phobic neighbor, Mr. Noodman (Tony Hale, Veep, Arrested Development), who’s always on the verge of figuring out that Craig can talk.