via press release:
NICKELODEON’s MAY PERFORMANCE MARKS FIVE STRAIGHT MONTHS AT NUMBER ONE WITH KIDS, TOTAL VIEWERS
SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are TV’s Top Two Kids’ Series
for the Month; Network Sweeps Top Five Preschool Spots, led by PAW Patrol
Nick at Nite Scores Win with Women 18-49; TeenNick Posts Best Ever May Performance;
Nicktoons and Nick Jr. Post Monthly Gains
NEW YORK – May 28, 2014 – Nickelodeon closed May as the top basic cable network in total day with Kids 2-11 (2.5/795K) and total viewers (1.5M), marking the net’s fifth consecutive month at the top.
For the month, SpongeBob SquarePants was the number-one show across all of TV with Kids 2-11 (4.1/1.3M), closely followed by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which averaged a 3.9/1.3M (+5% versus a year ago) with the demo. SpongeBob SquarePants was also the top kids show on basic cable with total viewers (2.5M); Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was second averaging 2.5M total viewers; and Sanjay and Craig came in third with 2.1M total viewers.
Nickelodeon’s portfolio of successful preschool shows secured the top five spots with Kids 2-5 this month. PAW Patrol led the hit programming slate averaging a 5.9/727K (+26%); Team Umizoomi was second with a 5.3/657K average; Bubble Guppies came in third posting a 5.1/633K; Wallykazam! earned a 4.9/607K and Dora the Explorer landed the fifth spot averaging a 4.7/587K with preschoolers.
Nick at Nite also closed the month as basic cable’s number-one net with Women 18-49 in total day, averaging a 0.6/292K W18-49.
Additionally, Nickelodeon’s niche nets continued building momentum, with TeenNick posting its best May performance ever Teens 12-17 (0.5/79K, +117%) and total viewers (236K, +75%). Nicktoons also posted gains for the month with Kids 6-11 (0.4/60K, up +10% from last year) and Nick Jr. scored increases with its core Kid 2-5 audience (1.8/183K, +8%).
In the final week of May (5/19/14-5/25/14), Nick scored the top two series with Kids 2-11 and total viewers. SpongeBob SquarePants was number-one in both categories, averaging a 4.0/1.3M with Kids 2-11 and scoring 2.5M total viewers, while The Fairly OddParents was second with an 3.7/1.2M average among Kids 2-11 and 2.4M total viewers. In preschool, the network landed the top four positions with Kids 2-5 with PAW Patrol (7.0/869K, +49%) placing first among Kids 2-5. It was followed by Bubble Guppies (5.8/721K), Wallykazam! (5.1/633K) and Team Umizoomi (5.1/628K), respectively.
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