via press release:
TBS Ranks #1 on Basic Cable with Adults 18-49 in Prime for the Quarter;
TNT Scores Four of Basic Cable’s Top 15 Original Dramas
Both Networks Extend Last Year’s Success with Original Programming
With one week left in Q1 2014, TBS is topping the charts as basic cable’s #1 network in primetime among adults 18-49 for the quarter-to-date, extending its success in the demo it won in 2013. TNT is also extending its 2013 success by charting four of basic cable’s Top 15 original dramas for Q1 2014, with Major Crimes, Rizzoli & Isles, Perception and Dallas. In addition, TBS claims three of basic cable’s Top 10 original comedies for the quarter, including Cougar Town, Men at Work and Ground Floor, which also ranks as one of basic cable’s Top 10 new series with key demos.
Complete details about TBS and TNT’s ratings achievements for Q1 2014 are included below.
TBS’s Ratings Success in Q1 2014
TBS ranks as basic cable’s #1 network on basic cable in primetime delivery of adults 18-49 for the quarter-to-date, continuing its success in the same demo the network won for all of 2013.
TBS is on track to claim three of basic cable’s Top 10 original comedies for the quarter among total viewers, adults 18-34 and adults 18-49:
– Cougar Town
– Ground Floor
– Men at Work
Leading TBS’s original sitcom slate is Cougar Town, which has drawn 1.9 million viewers in Live + 7 blended delivery so far this quarter, with 1.2 million adults 18-49 and 606,000 adults 18-34 .
TBS’s new original sitcom Ground Floor chalked up 1.8 million viewers this quarter. The series ranked as one of basic cable’s Top 10 new originals this quarter with key demos, averaging 1.1 million adults 18-49 and 640,000 adults 18-34.
Season three of TBS’s Men at Work has averaged 1.7 million viewers in Live + 7 blended delivery, including 1.0 million adults 18-49 and 488,000 adults 18-34.
The sophomore season of TBS’s geeky competition series King of the Nerds has drawn 1.4 million viewers in Live + 7 blended delivery, including 962,000 adults 18-49 and 485,000 adults 18-34 this season.
In late night, TBS’s CONAN is showing growth over Q4 2013, drawing 851,000 viewers in Live + 7 blended data (+2% vs. Q4). The growth was even stronger in key demos, with adults 18-34 growing by +12% to 332,000 and adults 18-49 increasing by +5% to 556,000.
TBS continues to draw strength from its telecasts of the hit comedy The Big Bang Theory, which once again ranks as basic cable’s #1 off-net series among total viewers and adults 18-49.
TNT’s Ratings Success in Q1 2014
TNT is home to four of basic cable’s Top 15 original drama series for the quarter-to-date:
– Major Crimes
– Rizzoli & Isles
Major Crimes leads TNT’s winter slate of scripted dramas with 7.4 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery, making it one of basic cable’s Top 3 original series for the quarter. Major Crimes also scored 2.2 million adults 25-54, ranking among the Top 10 originals for the quarter.
Rizzoli & Isles currently ranks as one of basic cable’s Top 10 original series this quarter, with 5.1 million viewers and 1.6 million adults 25-54 in Live + 7 blended delivery.
Rounding out TNT’s entries on the list of Top 20 original dramas this quarter are Perception, averaging 2.9 million viewers as it wraps up its third season, and Dallas, which has garnered 2.6 million viewers so far in season 3.
On the unscripted front, TNT’s real-life investigation series Cold Justice is averaging 1.8 million viewers in Live + 7 blended delivery for the quarter-to-date. Now in its second season, the series has grown its Live + Same Day deliveries by +5% among adults 25-54 and +19% among adults 18-49 compared to season one.