April 2012

Adventure Time

Cartoon Network Ratings Highlights for April 2 – 8, 2012

For the second week this month, Cartoon Network ranked as television’s #1 network among boys (2-11, 6-11, 9-14) in Early Evening Prime (7-9 p.m.). The network charted significant double-digit delivery growth across all kids demos in both Prime and Total Day, ranging from 14% to 47%. In Prime (7-9 p.m.), average kids 2-11 delivery (869,000) grew by 14%, kids 6-11 (636,000) by 31% and kids 9-14 (514,000) by 47%. In Total Day, average kids 2-11 (628,000) grew by 29%, kids 6-11 (439,000) by 44% and kids 9-14 (338,000) by 46%. Read more →

iGo One Direction

New “iCarly” With One Direction Scores 3.9 Million Viewers

Nickelodeon’s hit live-action series iCarly scored for the net last week with “iGo One Direction” (Saturday, April 7, at 8 p.m. ET/PT), guest-starring UK pop sensation One Direction in their television acting debut. The half-hour episode drew 3.9 million total viewers and ranks as the week’s number-one kids show with total viewers on basic cable and scored the top spot for the week with kids 6-14 (7.1/2.2 million) and tweens 9-14 (7.9/1.6 million). Read more →

Disney Channel

Disney and Common Sense Team for Anti-Cyberbullying Campaign

For a proactive, far-reaching campaign that encourages kids and families to take a stand against cyberbullying, Common Sense Media teamed with Disney’s Friends for Change, the popular initiative that inspires kids to make a difference in their world. Public Service Announcements geared towards kids age 6-14 and their families, each featuring the stars of Disney Channel and Disney XD hit series, will be presented multiple times per day beginning THURSDAY, APRIL 5 on Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney.com. The messages were developed under the guidance of Common Sense Media, an independent non-profit organization which helps parents and teachers manage the media and technology in kids’ lives. For more information, each PSA directs viewers to www.Disney.com/commonsense. Read more →

Motorcity

“Motorcity” Premieres April 30 on Disney XD

Disney XD is set to premiere “Motorcity,” a turbo-charged animated series set in futuristic Detroit, controlled by an evil billionaire who bans personal freedoms, including automobiles. Now it’s up to The Burners, a group of rebels led by 17-year-old Mike Chilton, to customize their fleet of cool hot rods and set out to stop Kane from taking over their last oasis of freedom, a subterranean refuge dubbed Motorcity. The series, created, executive produced and directed by noted animation veteran Chris Prynoski (“Metalocalypse”), premieres MONDAY, APRIL 30 (9:00–9:30 p.m., ET/PT). Read more →

ThunderCats

ThunderCats “The Trials of Lion-O, Part 2″ Images & Description

The other cats remain trapped in Mumm-Ra’s Pyramid and, believing Lion-O is dead, attempt to escape to prevent Mumm-Ra from getting the Eye of Thundera out of the sword. Lion-O has two trials left: Panthro and Tygra, but he fails to defeat the latter. Pleading for a chance to save his friends, Jaga grants him life until sunrise to try and save his friends … and stop Mumm-Ra. Read more →

Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Master

“Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters” Premieres June 2 on The Hub

The Hub TV network, a television network for kids and their families, will premiere the all-new, action-packed animated series “Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters” Saturday, June 2. Featuring the voice talents of popular actors Scott Wolf (“Party of Five”), Freddy Rodriguez (“Ugly Betty”), John DiMaggio (“Pound Puppies,” “Futurama”), Oded Fehr (The Mummy) and Phil LaMarr (“Mad TV”), the half-hour series from Hasbro Studios is a re-imagination of the wildly successful Duel Masters property in Japan developed by Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro, Inc. Read more →

Adventure Time

“Adventure Time” Season 4 Premiere Scores Top Ratings

Adventure Time, Cartoon Network’s hit animated comedy series returned Monday night, April 2 (7:30 p.m.) with its fourth season, scoring as the #1 telecast of the day among all targeted kids—ages 2-11, 6-11 and 9-14—earning double and triple-digit growth vs. last year’s time period, according to Nielsen Media Research. The season’s first half-hour episode “Hot to the Touch” also out-paced all kids competition, by double and triple digits ranging between 20% and 353%, and propelled Cartoon Network’s entire Monday night prime time (7-9 p.m.) line-up of animated comedies to #1 on all television among kids 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14, as well as boys 2-11, 6-11 and 9-14. Additionally, Adventure Time attracted more than 2.6 million viewers 2+, up a remarkable 96% vs. the same time period last year. Read more →

Doc McStuffins

Disney Junior Ratings Highlights for March 26 – April 1, 2012

For the week of March 26, 2012, Disney Junior on Disney Channel delivered the week’s #1 TV series in target preschoolers aged 2-5 with newcomer “Doc McStuffins” and the Top 3 TV series in Boys 2-5 with “Doc McStuffins,” “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” and “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.” Moreover, on the heels of its week-ago record debut, “Doc McStuffins” accounted for the week’s Top 2 TV telecasts in Kids 2-5 (Top 5 among preschool series only) and the Top 3 TV telecasts in Boys 2-5. Also impressive, the Disney Junior block delivered the week’s Top 5 preschool telecasts in Women 18-49 (see below). Read more →

Kids' Choice Awards 2012

Nick’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2012 Scores 6.2 Million Viewers

Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards was a slime-filled extravaganza watched by more than 11 million total viewers over this past weekend. Hosted by Will Smith, the Saturday-night live premiere (March 31, 8p.m. all times ET/PT) ranks as basic cable’s number-one telecast for the week (3/26-4/1), averaging 6.2 million total viewers. It also took the top spot for the week with kids and tweens on all TV, averaging a 7.9/2.8 million K2-11, 11.0/2.3 million K6-11 and 11.3/2.3 million T9-14. Read more →

Regular Show

Cartoon Network Ratings Highlights for March 26 – April 1, 2012

Carrying its 1Q’12 winning performance into April, Cartoon Network once again claimed television’s #1 network on all TV for the week among boys (2-11, 6-11, 9-14) in Early Evening Prime (7-9 p.m.), charting solid delivery growth across all kids demos in both Prime and Total Day ranging between 2% and 19%. In Prime (7-9 p.m.), average kids 2-11 delivery (859,000) grew by 2%, kids 6-11 (606,000) by 9% and kids 9-14 (473,000) by 16%. In Total Day, average kids 2-11 (534,000) grew by 3%, kids 6-11 (345,000) by 8% and kids 9-14 (281,000) by 19%. Read more →