via Nickelodeon press release:
NICKELODEON NABS BASIC CABLE’S TOP SPOT; BRAND-NEW FAMILY BRAINSURGE HITS HIGHEST CO-VIEWING MARKS ON ALL TELEVISION
NEW YORK–July 26, 2011–Nickelodeon secured the top spot for the week 7/18-24 as the number-one total day cable net with total viewers (2.3 million) and kids 2-11 (3.6/1.3 million), led by: high-performing episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, up in rating double digits over last year in every demo; and the preschool hits Dora the Explorer and Bubble Guppies–which rank as the top two series for kids 2-5 this week on all television.
The week also marked the debut of Family BrainSurge, which bested the closest kids’ competitor in the time period by double digits and raised its own time period levels +80% among kids 2-11 (1.7 million), +84% with kids 6-11 (1.2 million) and +53% with total viewers (2.8 million). Family BrainSurge also ranked as the top co-viewed program in prime-time on both broadcast and basic cable for the week with 56% of adults watching the show with kids 2-11.
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