Monday night’s line-up (8-10 p.m.) of animated comedies ranked as the evening’s #1 television destination for boys 2-11 and boys 6-11. Compared to the 2009 time period, average boys 6-11 delivery (373,000) increased by 9% and ratings (2.9) by 7%, kids 9-14 delivery (405,000) increased by 4% and ratings (1.7) by 6%, and boys 9-14 delivery (318,000) increased by 29% and ratings (2.6) by 30%.
Corus Entertainment’s kids networks usher in 2011 with six new series and a brand new programming block Big Fun Movies on YTV. Highlights include: Pound Puppies featuring the voice of Betty White and the Canadian original production Almost Naked Animals on YTV; and two exclusive Canadian premieres on Nick including T.U.F.F. Puppy starring Jerry Trainor (iCarly). Treehouse reclaims everyone’s favourite ponies with the series premiere of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and The Adventures of Chuck and Friends based on the famous Tonka toy.
The Hub, a television network for children and their families, has formed an independent advisory board comprised of leading professionals with prominence in a broad range of specialized fields related to child development, education and family media. Announcement of the advisory board was made by Margaret Loesch, President and CEO of The Hub.
Deadline.com reports that Disney Channel has renewed Fish Hooks for a second season. They have also picked up Disney Television Animation’s Gravity Falls for a spring 2012 premiere.
Delivering the week’s No. 1 TV telecast with “Shake It Up” and 5 of the Top 6 overall, Disney Channel stood as TV’s No. 1 network in Total Day among Tweens 9-14 (495,000/2.0 rating), topping runner-up Nickelodeon by a solid 16% (426,000/1.7 rating).
Cartoon Network’s prime time performance over the week increased across all kid demos compared to the same 2009 time period—average kids 6-11 delivery (535,000) grew by 11% and ratings (2.2) by 10%, kids 2-11 delivery (775,000) grew by 15% and ratings (1.9) by 19%, and kids 9-14 delivery (407,000) grew by 3%and ratings (1.7) by 6%. Total Day kids 2-11 delivery (481,000) and ratings (1.2) also increased by 3% and 9%, respectively.
“Transformers Prime” Sets Ratings Records for The Hub (Week of November 29 – December 5, 2010 Highlights)
The Hub, a television network for kids and their families, generated significant week-to-week audience gains with its five-part mini-series premiere presentation of the original animated series “Transformers Prime.” The special multi-part event (Monday-Friday, November 29-December 3, 6:30-7 p.m. ET) and its encore presentations included best-ever individual program ratings for the network among Households and Persons 2+. The Hub is a joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc.
The 38th Annual Annie Award Nominations were announced today. Winners will be announced on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California.
Nick at Nite will host a celebrity-filled premiere week of its original stop-motion animated comedy series, Glenn Martin, DDS, beginning Monday, Dec. 20 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) with brand new episodes every evening at 10:00 p.m. packed with celebrity guest stars including Fergie, Elijah Wood, Jimmy Kimmel, Bradley Whitford, Cheri Oteri, Jason Alexander, George Takei, Don Johnson, Ashley Tisdale, Jennette McCurdy, Chris Parnell, Paul Adelstein, Fran Drescher, Allison Janney, Jonathan Frakes, Rob Riggle, DJ Qualls and Patton Oswalt.
Thanks to Cynopsis Kids, here’s a rundown of Disney XD and Nicktoons ratings from each day last week (Thanksgiving week). Monday – Sunday’s ratings only account for 6am-11pm, so following each day’s results is a summary of what each network aired.
Under ordinary circumstances, dogs can make us feel happy, less stressed, even healthier. But these dogs also help kids feel less alone, more confident, more independent. They can act as a kid’s eyes, legs or hands; they can turn on the lights, open the door, warn someone about food they’re allergic to — or even calm them down when they are anxious. They’re called service dogs. On Sunday, Dec. 5, at 9:00 p.m., Nickelodeon premieres the Nick News with Linda Ellerbee special, “Good Dog,” featuring kids who have these unique dogs in their lives.
Nickelodeon notched another win as the top basic cable network for kids and total viewers in November, according to Nielsen Media Research (11/1/10-11/28/10) for total day. Nick at Nite and Nickelodeon’s digital networks posted strong monthly performances as well: Nick at Nite scored its most-watched November ever among total viewers and was number one among Women 18-49; and Nicktoons and TeenNick each reached record November performances among their respective key demos.
The Hub, a television network for kids and their families, generated significant time period increases the week of November 22-28 with special holiday weekend programming, including highly anticipated sneak preview presentations of two of its original animated series, “Transformers Prime” and “G.I. Joe Renegades,” according to Nielsen Media Research data. The Hub is a joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc.
Cartoon Network’s prime time performance across November 2010 expanded across all kid demos compared to November 2009—average kids 6-11 delivery (545,000) grew by 7%and ratings (2.2) by 5%, kids 2-11 delivery (772,000) grew by 4% and ratings (1.9) by 6%, and kids 9-14 delivery (430,000) and ratings (1.8) both grew by 6%.
Among key programming highlights for the month, a one-hour special event presentation YOUNG JUSTICE (Friday, Nov. 26, 7-8 p.m.) scored significant gains compared to the same time period last year, particularly among older boys and teens.