via press release:
TBS won the week as basic cable's #1 network in primetime among adults 18-49. The network's success among that key demo was driven by new episodes of the TBS original comediesand , as well as the competition series King of the Nerds and the hit sitcom .
TBS'shas scored its biggest Live + 3 audience so far this season, garnering 2.0 million viewers for Wednesday's episode (+2% vs. the prior week). In key demos, the episode drew 1.0 million adults 18-49 (+3% vs. the prior week) and 507,000 adults 18-34. is slated to close out its third season tomorrow, March 12, with back-to-back episodes at 10 and 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
TBS's all-nerd competition series King of the Nerds garnered solid growth last week, drawing more than 1.5 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery (+10% vs. the prior week) for Thursday's episode. Among key demos, the show delivered 1.0 million adults 18-49 (+7% vs. the prior week) and 472,000 adults 18-34.
TBS's original sitcomgarnered 1.7 million viewers in Live + 3 viewing for last Tuesday's episode, a +5% increase over the prior week. Among key demos, the show drew 1.0 million adults 18-49 and 489,000 adults 18-34, growing +4% in the latter demo.
TBS's run ofcontinues to barrel over the competition. Last week, the hit show accounted for 14 of basic cable's Top 15 off-net sitcom telecasts among total viewers and adults 18-49.
Adult Swim ranked as the #1 network on basic cable networks for Primetime (Broadcast definition) delivery of adults 18-34. The network also ranked #1 for average Total Day Delivery among adults 18-24, 18-34 & 18-49 and men 18-24, 18-34, & 18-49 on basic cable.
The new episode premiere of Check It Out (Thursday, 12:30 a.m.) ranked #1 in its time period among adults 18-24 & 18-34, while increasing delivery of adults 18-34 (9%) & 18-49 (8%) and men 18-34 (14%) & 18-49 (24%) vs. the same time period last year.
All Saturday night TOONAMI block episode premieres earned growth vs. last year among adults 18-34 (between 3% and 27%) and adults 18-49 (between 5% and 28%). Bleach (12 a.m.) ranked #1 in its time period among adults/men 18-34. Naruto (12:30 a.m.) ranked #1 in its time period among adult 18-24 & 18-34 and men 18-24 & 18-34. One Piece (1 a.m.) ranked #1 in its time period among adults 18-34 and men 18-24. Blue Exorcist (11:30 p.m.) ranked #1 in its time period among adults 18-34 and men 18-24 & 18-34. And finally, Soul Eater (2 a.m.) ranked #1 in its time period among men 18-34.
Adult Swim programming – including, , Eagleheart and – accounted for 21 of the top 50 telecasts on basic cable for the week among adults 18-34, and 22 of the top 50 with men 18-34, both more than any other network.
Four of TNT's original series turned in strong performances last week. Leading the pack is Tuesday's episode of Rizzoli & Isles, which has scored 5.2 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery. Among key demos, the episode has garnered 1.7 million adults 25-54 and 1.4 million adults 18-49 in Live + 3.
Tuesday's episode of the mind-bending drama Perception has drawn 2.9 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery, with 1.1 million adults 25-54 and 832,000 adults 18-49. And last Monday's premiere of TNT's Dallas has brought in 2.7 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery, with 1.1 million adults 25-54 and 864,000 adults 18-49.
On the unscripted front, TNT’s real-life crime series Cold Justice scored double-digit growth Friday night, drawing more than 1.4 million viewers in Live + Same Day delivery (+10% vs. the prior week). The growth was even stronger among key demos, drawing 591,000 adults 25-54 (+19% vs. the prior week) and 463,000 adults 18-49 (+13% vs. the prior week). For the season-to-date, Cold Justice has grown +5% among adults 25-54 and +17% among adults 18-49 compared to season one.
Across the second week of March 2014, Cartoon Network ranked as television’s #1 network for Early Prime (7-9 p.m.) delivery of boys 6-11 & 9-14.
Monday night’s new episode premiere of the Emmy-winning, original animated comedy
On Wednesday night (7-9 p.m.), Cartoon Network scored as the #1 television network among all targeted boys 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14, earning double-digit growth across all kids 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14 and all boys vs. last year, ranging between 12% and 35%. The new episode premiere of Teen Titans Go! (7:30 p.m.) ranked as the #1 telecast for the week among boys 6-11, #1 for the day among all boy demos, and #1 in its timeslot among kids 2-11 and all targeted boys. The 8 p.m. new episode premiere of Dreamworks Dragons: Defenders of Berk also ranked #1 in its time period among all targeted boy audiences. Both episode premieres grew by mostly double-digits vs. the same time periods last year among all kids and boys, ranging between 8% and 89%.
Rounding out the week, Cartoon Network also charted as the #1 television network on Thursday night (7-9 p.m.) among boys 6-11 & 9-14, #1 among boys 9-14 on Friday Night (7-9 p.m.), and #1 among boys 6-11 on Saturday Night (7-9 p.m.).
Saturday Morning’s episode premieres of Tenkai Knights (7:30 a.m.), Beywarriors: Beyraiderz (8 a.m.), Pokémon The Series XY (8:30 a.m.) and Ben 10: Omniverse (9 a.m.) ranked #1 in their respective time periods among boys 9-14. Pokémon The Series XY also grew average delivery among kids 2-11 & 6-11 and boys 2-11.
NBA TV's NBA Fan Night presented by Sprint telecast featuring the Miami Heat and the Houston Rockets averaged 788,000 total viewers to rank as the second most-viewed Fan Night telecast of all time. It was the network's fifth most-viewed telecast ever and peaked with more than 1.1 million total viewers from 10:15-10:30 p.m. (ET).