via press release:
After ranking as the most watched basic cable network of Q2 2014, TNT has continued its chart-topping success by ranking as basic cable's #1 network for the week among total viewers in primetime.
TNT's success for the week was driven by its powerful slate of summer dramas, including basic cable's Top 3 scripted programs for the week: Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes and The Last Ship.
TNT’s blockbuster hit, Rizzoli & Isles has climbed to 7.5 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery for last Tuesday's episode, including 2.4 million adults 25-54 and 1.9 million adults 18-49. Last Tuesday's episode of Perception has drawn 4.7 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery, an impressive +17% increase over the prior week. The show also grew its key demos by +18%, with 1.6 million adults 25-54 and 1.3 million adults 18-49.
TNT's Major Crimes has brought in 6.7 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery for its June 30 episode, including 1.9 million adults 25-54 and 1.4 million adults 18-49. Meanwhile the June 30 installment of Murder in the First has averaged 3.7 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery.
This past Sunday’s telecast of The Last Ship has so far garnered 4.1 million viewers in Live + Same Day delivery, including 1.6 million adults 25-54 and 1.3 million adults 18-49. Those early figures will rise significantly with time-shifted viewing.
Sunday night's episode of Falling Skies has taken in 2.8 million viewers in Live + Same Day and scored growth among key adult demos, with 1.3 million adults 25-54 (+8% vs. the prior week) and 1.0 million adults 18-49 (+5%).
Across the first week of July 2014, Adult Swim ranked #1 among basic cable networks for Total Day delivery among adults 18-24, 18-34 & 18-49 and men 18-24 & 18-34.
Among Adult Swim original programming, a new episode premiere of Loiter Squad (Thursday, 12 a.m.) ranked #1 in its time period among all targeted adults and men, posting year-over-year double-digit gains across the board – adults 18-24 grew by 19%, adults 18-34 by 32%, adults 18-49 by 33%, men 18-24 by 12%, men 18-34 by 34% and men 18-49 by 40%. New episode premieres of the Emmy-winning Robot Chicken (Sunday, 11:30 p.m.) and of Superjail (11:45 p.m.) each ranked #1 in their respective time periods among all targeted young adults and male demos.
On Saturday night’s popular TOONAMI block, Space Dandy (12:30 a.m.) ranked #1 in its time period among adults 18-34 and all targeted men. Naruto: Shippuden (1 a.m.) also ranked #1 in its time period among men 18-24 & 18-34, while One Piece (1:30 a.m.) ranked #1 in its time period among adults 18-24 and men 18-24 & 18-34. Overall, all TOONAMI new episode premieres grew targeted audiences by double and triple digits among adults/men 18-24 & 18-34.
Adult Swim programming – including Family Guy, Robot Chicken, American Dad, Loiter Squad and Superjail – accounted for 26 of the top 50 telecasts on basic cable for the week among adults 18-34,and 30 of the top 50 telecasts among men 18-34, both more than any other network.
Across the first week of July 2014, Cartoon Network ranked as television’s #1 network for Total Day delivery among boys 6-11 & 9-14, and TV’s #1 network for Early Prime (6-8 p.m.) delivery among boys 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14. Compared to the same week last year, Total Day delivery grew among all key kid demos—kids 2-11 up by 1%, kids 6-11 up by 5% and kids 9-14 up by 11%. Prime delivery increased as well vs. the same time period last year among targeted kids 2-11 (up 13%), kids 6-11 (up 5%), and kids 9-14 (up 4%).
Thursday night continues to mushroom as Cartoon Network’s premiere platform for original animated programming, with the entire line-up (6-8 p.m.) increasing delivery of targeted kid and boy demos by triple digits vs. last year’s time period, ranging between 149% and 395%. Accordingly, the Network ranked #1 on all television for delivery of targeted kids 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14 and boys 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14 on Thursday Night (6-8 p.m.).
Among Thursday’s programming highlights, a new episode of The Amazing World of Gumball (6:30 p.m.) charted as the #1 telecast of the week among boys 6-11, and the #1 telecast of the day among kids 2-11 and all boy demos. The Amazing World of Gumball, Clarence (6:45 p.m.) Adventure Time (7 p.m.) and Regular Show (7:30 p.m.) each ranked #1 in their respective time periods among all kids/boys 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14, while Teen Titans Go! (6 p.m.) ranked #1 in its time period among kids 2-11 & 6-11 and all targeted boys.
Cartoon Network also proved successful on additional nights (6-8 p.m.) of the week, ranking as the #1 network on all television with boys 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14 on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Night, while #1 among boys 6-11 & 9-14 on Wednesday Night.
Additionally, Saturday morning programming (7-11 a.m.) earned year-over-year delivery gains among kids 6-11 (up 11%) and boys 6-11 (up 4%), with A new episode premiere of Pokémon the Series XY increasing delivery among kids 2-11 (up 7%), kids 6-11 (up 52%), boys 2-11 (up 18%) and boys 6-11 (63%).
TBS's hit sitcom Sullivan & Son has scored double-digit growth with last week's episode. The show has drawn 1.9 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery (+25% vs. the prior week), including 1.0 million adults 18-49 (+34%) and 475,000 adults 18-34 (+33%).
The Big Bang Theory on TBS had another winning week as the show claimed all of basic cable's Top 15 sitcom telecasts for the week among viewers and adults 18-49.