via press release:
On the strength of its original comediesand , as well as the competition series King of the Nerds and the hit sitcom , TBS ranked as basic cable's #1 network in primetime delivery of adults 18-49 for the month of February.
TBS's hit original sitcomearned double-digit growth across key demos last week. The show garnered 2.0 million viewers in Live + 3 viewing (+18% vs. the prior week), with 1.3 million adults 18-49 (+15% vs. the prior week) and 620,000 adults 18-34 (+23% vs. the prior week).
TBS'saveraged 1.7 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery for Wednesday's episode, with 1.0 million adults 18-49 and 429,000 adults 18-34.
TBS's hit competition series King of the Nerds drew 1.2 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery for Thursday's episode, with 406,000 adults 18-34 and 876,000 adults 18-49.
TBS's telecasts ofranked as the #1 off-net sitcom on basic cable for February among viewers (2.5 million) and adults 18-49 (1.2 million). TBS's telecasts of last week accounted for all 19 of basic cable's Top 20 off-net sitcom telecasts for the week among total viewers and 17 of the Top 20 among adults 18-49.
Across February 2014, Adult Swim’s average Total Day Delivery ranked #1 among all basic cable networks for adults 18-24, 18-34 & 18-49 and men 18-24, 18-34, & 18-49. Adult Swim’s average Primetime delivery grew vs. last year’s time period among men 18-34 by 2% and men 18-49 by 3%.
Monday night presentations of(9:30 p.m.) grew average delivery of adults 18-24 & 18-34 and all targeted male demos vs. last year, ranging between 5% and 23%.
Saturday night’s TOONAMI presentation of One Piece (1 a.m.) grew average delivery of adults and men 18-34, while Sword Art Online (2 a.m.) grew delivery of adults 18-34 & 18-49 and men 18-34 & 18-49 vs. the same time period last year.
Adult Swim programming in February 2014 accounted for 19 of the top 50 telecasts on basic cable among adults 18-34, and 17 of the top 50 with men 18-34, both more than any other network.
Across February 2014, Cartoon Network ranked as the #1 television network among boys 9-14 on Monday Night (7-9 p.m.).
Cartoon Network also scored as the #1 television network among boys 6-11 & 9-14 on Tuesday Night (7-9 p.m.). New episodes of original animated series Uncle Grandpa (8 p.m.) ranked #1 in the time period among boys 2-11 & 6-11, while growing average delivery by mostly double-digits vs. last year among kids 2-11 (+21%), kids 6-11 (+19%), boys 2-11 (+15%) and boys 6-11 (+7%). Animated series Johnny Test also claimed its 7:30 p.m. timeslot among boys 9-14.
Making it three nights in a row, Cartoon Network was the #1 television network among all targeted boys 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14 on Wednesday Night (7-9 p.m.), with the night increasing average delivery by double-digits among all kids and boy demos vs. last year, ranging between 18% and 26%. Animated series DreamWorks Dragons: Defenders of Berk (8 p.m.) ranked #1 in its time period among all boy demos, with new episode premieres of the series growing by double-digits among all targeted kids and boys, between 15% and 24%. The 7:30 p.m. new episode premieres of Teen Titans GO! also grew by double-digits with all kids and boy demos vs. the same time period last year.
Cartoon Network was the #1 television network among boys 6-11 on all TV on Friday Night (7-9 p.m.), with the night overall growing delivery of kids 2-11 (+3%) and boys 2-11 (+10%) & boys 6-11 (+3%).
TNT's exclusive coverage of the 2014 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 16, ranked as basic cable's #1 sporting event for the month among total viewers (7.5 million), adults 18-49 (4.2 million), adults 25-54 (3.4 million) and adults 18-34 (2.5 million).
TNT’s exclusive NBA telecast last Thursday, featuring the Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder averaged 3.8 million total viewers, a +57% increase compared with the network’s comparable telecast last year. The game ranked as the second most-viewed regular-season NBA telecast across all of cable this season, trailing only TNT’s opening-night game between the Heat and Chicago Bulls. Overall, the network's doubleheader – which also showcased the Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors – averaged 2.8 million total viewers, a +31% boost over last year.
TNT’s real-life crime series Cold Justice garnered 1.6 million viewers in Live + Same Day delivery Friday night, an increase of +18% over the prior week’s episode. In key demos, the show scored 504,000 adults 18-49 (+15% vs. the prior week) and 509,000 adults 25-54. For the season-to-date, the show has grown +6% among adults 25-54 and +20% among adults 18-49 compared to season one.
TNT’s APB with Troy Dunn closed out its first season with the show's biggest Live + Same Day deliveries to-date. Friday night’s season finale averaged 1.1 million viewers, nearly doubling its delivery from the prior week. Among key demos, the season finale garnered 361,000 adults 18-49 (+35% vs. the prior week) and 340,000 adults 25-54 (+10%).
truTV'swrangled 1.9 million viewers in February, with 1.0 million adults 18-49. The hit series ranked one of ad-supported cable's Top 5 entertainment programs in its Monday 9:30 p.m. timeslot with key male demos, outdelivering shows on ESPN, AMC, A&E and FX with men 18-49.
truTV's unscripted comedy hit Impractical Jokers scored an average of 1.7 million viewers in February, with 1.0 million adults 18-49. The show ranked as one of ad-supported cable's Top 5 programs in its Thursday night timeslots with key adult and male demos. The show also garnered a remarkably young median of only 32.