via press note:
Turner’s Adult Swim, TBS and TNT secured three of the Top 10 spots in primetime with total viewers, adults 18-34 and adults 18-49.
· Adult Swim continues to reign with millennial audiences, securing primetime and total day wins among young adults.
· As TNT‘s summer lineup heats up, the network took top honors among total viewers, with the original series taking claim to basic cable’s Top 5 scripted programs among total viewers and Top 3 among adults 24-54 for the week.
· For the third consecutive week, Cartoon Network continues to dominate as television’s #1 network among kid and boy demos in total day.
TNT‘s summer slate got into full swing during the third week of June, powering the network to the top of both the network and programming charts.
TNT claimed basic cable’s Top 5 scripted programs for the week among total viewers:
#1 Rizzoli & Isles (also basic cable’s #1 program overall)
#2 Major Crimes (also basic cable’s #2 program overall)
#3 The Last Ship
#5 Murder in the First
TNT also landed the Top 3 scripted programs with adults 25-54:
#1 The Last Ship
#2 Rizzoli & Isles
#3 Major Crimes
Rizzoli & Isles kicked off its sixth season with a first-place finish as basic cable’s #1 show for the week, continuing its chart-topping success from last summer. The June 16 premiere has so far reached 10.5 million viewers across TNT’s linear, on-demand, digital and mobile platforms. That includes 8.6 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery for the premiere and encore, with 2.1 million adults 18-49 and 2.6 million adults 25-54.
Major Crimes is reaching an average of 9.7 million viewers per episode this season across TNT’s multiple platforms, including 7.5 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery for its June 15 telecast and encore. The show scored growth in key demos, garnering 1.6 million adults 18-49 in Live + 7 (+4% vs. the prior week) and 2.2 million adults 25-54 (+5%).
The epic, two-hour season 2 premiere of The Last Ship has reached 8.8 million viewers across TNT’s multiple platforms. That includes 6.2 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery for the June 21 launch and encore, with 2 million adults 18-49 and 2.5 million adults 25-54 for the premiere and encore. On the competitive front, The Last Ship ranked as basic cable’s #1 scripted program for the week among adults 25-54.
In its second season, Murder in the First has reached an average of 6.9 million viewers per episode across TNT’s multiple platforms. The drama garnered a combined audience of 4.6 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery for its June 15 episode and encore, including 1 million adults 18-49 and 1.3 million adults 25-54.
TNT’s powerful new drama series Proof has reached 8 million viewers across TNT’s multiple platforms since its June 16 debut. The show launched with a combined audience of 5.5 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery for its premiere telecast and encore, including 1.1 million adults 18-49 and 1.5 million adults 25-54.
Driven by its original programming, TNT won the week as basic cable’s most-watched network in primetime and scored Top 5 rankings with key adult demos.
Adult Swim continues to rank as basic cable’s #1 network in total day delivery among adults and men 18-24, 18-34 and 18-49.
Childrens Hospital (Friday, 12a) was basic cable’s #1 program in its timeslot among adults and men 18-24.
The season premiere of Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever (Sunday, 12a) ranked as basic cable’s #1 program in its time period among all key adults and men.
For the third week in a row, Cartoon Network ranked as television’s #1 network in total day delivery (6a-8p) among kids 6-11. The network also ranked as television’s #1 network in total day delivery among kids 9-14 and all key boys. Total day delivery grew by 13% among kids 6-11 over the previous year.
Steven Universe (Monday-Friday, 6p) ranked as television’s #1 program in its time period for the week and charted double-digit year-over-year delivery gains between 19%-27% among all key demos. Additionally, the Monday night telecast was basic cable’s #1 telecast of the week among all key boys.
Cartoon Network programming accounted for 20 of the Top 25 telecasts among boys 6-11.
For the third week of June, TBS ranked as one of basic cable’s Top 3 networks in primetime delivery of adults 18-34, as well as one of the Top 5 networks with adults 18-49.
TBS’s brand new sitcom Clipped launched June 16 and has so far reached 3.6 million viewers across TBS’s linear, on-demand, digital and mobile platforms. The comedy opened with a combined audience of 3.3 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery for its premiere telecast and encores, including 1.5 million adults 18-49 and 550,000 adults 18-34.
NBA TV‘s comprehensive free agency coverage generated significant audience increases, with last week’s primetime viewership growing by +32% and total day audience by +6% over the comparable week last year.
On July 1, NBA TV delivered its most-viewed first day of free agency ever, with a +104% increase in primetime viewership and a +91% gain in total day viewership over last year. Additionally, NBA TV garnered double digit increases across all key demos last week in primetime (+53% among adults 18-49, +59% with men 18-49 and +100% among men 18-34) and total day (+20% for adults 18-49, +21% among men 18-49 and +58% in men 18-34).
NBA TV’s week-long Free Agency Fever studio show delivered an increase of +59% in total viewership when compared to the same telecast windows last year, including its expanded 2-11:30 p.m. (ET) live programming block, which was +186% over 2014. Additionally, premiere episodes of The Starters increased by +158% when compared to the same time period a year ago.