via press release:
TBS topped the charts for the week as basic cable's #1 network in primetime delivery of adults 18-34, driven in part by three original sitcoms.
TBS’s hit original sitcomscored 2.1 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery for Tuesday night's episode. In the demos, the show drew 1.3 million adults 18-49 in Live+3 and bumped its delivery of adults 18-34 up slightly over the prior week with a tally of 672,000.
The season three premiere of TBS's original sitcomgrabbed more than 1.5 viewers in Live+3 delivery on Wednesday, including 1.0 million adults 18-49 and 561,000 adults 18-34. And the original sitcom Ground Floor closed out its first season on Thursday with 1.7 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery, including 1.0 million adults 18-49 and 598,000 adults 18-34.
Across the third week of January 2014, Adult Swim’s average Total Day Delivery performance ranked #1 on basic cable among all targeted young adult demos, including adults 18-24, 18-34 & 18-49 and men 18-24, 18-34 & 18-49.
Average young adult delivery for Thursday night’s original episode premiere of Eagleheart (12 a.m.) grew among all targeted young adults (18-24, 18-34 & 18-49) – ranging between 5% and 15% – vs. the same time period last year.
Saturday night’s exclusive TOONAMI block (11:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.) of anime programming scored solid gains among key programming: Space Dandy (11:30 p.m.), Bleach (12 a.m.) and Naruto (12:30 a.m.) all ranked #1 in their respective timeslots among targeted men demos 18-24, 18-34 & 18-49. Bleach and Naruto also ranked #1 in their time periods among adults 18-34. Naruto earned year-over-year delivery gains across all targeted young adults and men 18-24/18-49, while Bleach improved delivery of adults 18-34, 18-49 and all men demos; Space Dandy grew among men 18-24 & 18-49.
Adult Swim programming – including, and – accounted for 22 of the Top 50 telecasts among adults 18-34 on basic cable last week, and 27 of the Top 50 among men 18-34, both more than any other network.
Looking at the third week of January 2014, Cartoon Network’s Early Evening (Mon-Sun, 7-9 p.m.) delivery grew by 5% vs. the same week last year among kids 2-11. Compared to the previous four weeks, overall delivery also increased across all targeted kid demos – kids 2-11 by 13%, kids 6-11 by 12% and kids 9-14 by 6%.
Cartoon Network ranked as the #1 television network among boys 9-14 on Monday Night (7-9 p.m.). This week’s new episode premiere of original animated series(7 p.m.) ranked #1 in its time period among boys 9-14, growing delivery of targeted kids 2-11 by 17%, boys 2-11 by 22% and boys 6-11 by 3%. Immediately following, original series ’s 7:30 p.m. premiere scored as the #1 telecast of the day among boys 9-14, and ranked #1 in its time period among boys 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14.
Cartoon Network also claimed the #1 television network among boys 6-11 & 9-14 on Tuesday Night (7-9 p.m.), increasing delivery of kids 2-11 by 4%, kids 6-11 by 8% and boys 2-11 by 3%. The new episode premiere of original animated series Uncle Grandpa (8 p.m.) ranked #1 in its time period among all targeted boy demos, growing by significant double-digits among kids 2-11 (+25%) and kids 6-11 (38%), boys 2-11 (26%) and boys 6-11 (23%) vs. the same time period last year. Exclusive animated series Johnny Test (7:30 p.m.) claimed its timeslot, ranking #1 among all targeted boys 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14.
Cartoon Network was the #1 television destination among boys 6-11 on Wednesday Night (7-9 p.m.), with new episode premieres of original series Teen Titans Go! (7:30 p.m.) and Dragons: Defenders of Berk (8 p.m.) ranking #1 their respective timeslots among all targeted boy demos, and increasing delivery of kids 9-14 – between 1% and 8% – vs. last year’s time period.
Cartoon Network also ranked as the #1 television destination among boys 2-11 & 6-11 on Thursday Night (7-9 p.m.).
TNT's hit drama Major Crimes ranked as basic cable's #1 scripted series for the week, garnering 7.1 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery, a +9% increase over the prior week. In key demos, Major Crimes drew 2.0 million adults 25-54 in Live + 3 (+3% vs. the prior week) and 1.5 million adults 18-49 (+5%).
TNT’s real-life crime series Cold Justice drew 1.4 million viewers in Live + Same Day delivery for Friday’s season premiere. The show scored strong growth among TNT’s target demos, with the season premiere averaging 664,000 adults 25-54 (+24% vs. season 1 average) and 611,000 adults 18-49 (+51% vs. season 1 average).
truTV's hit seriesand Impractical Jokers each scored solid numbers last week, with taking in 1.7 million viewers and Impractical Jokers garnering 1.5 million viewers. Both series also scored time-period growth and ranked among cable's Top 5 cable entertainment programs in their respective timeslots with male demos.