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Nickelodeon has finished Third Quarter 2002--its most-watched quarter ever with total viewers--as the number-one basic cable network among total viewers and kids 2-11 in total day, extending its position at the top spot to seven years (28 consecutive quarters). According to Nielsen Media Research for 3Q ’02 (7/1/02-9/29/02), Nickelodeon recorded its biggest audience levels for a quarter ever, delivering 1.8 million total viewers on a 24-hour basis--+6% over its prior-year average and +38% ahead of number-two-ranked Lifetime Television (1.3 million total viewers).Read Article
Supported by a growing line-up of prime time original series and strong afternoon and late-night franchises, Cartoon Network concluded the 2001-2002 television season charting significant growth in all of its targeted demos.Read Article
Diaper-less at last, venturing far beyond the sandbox, Nickelodeon’s perennial tots are tweens – and not just for a day – in Rugrats’ first-ever spin-off series, All Growed Up, now in production in Los Angeles. The animated TV history-makers whose 10th anniversary special All Growed Up toppled records last July – a whopping 70 percent of all kids 2-11 tuned in – will continue their adventures above rug level on the cusp of teen-hood in the 13-episode series. Debut of the new Nick show from Klasky Csupo, Inc., which will run concurrently with Rugrats, is slated for the 2003-04 season.Read Article
With this past Saturday, Sept. 14, marking the start of the new 2002-03 kids’ season, Nickelodeon won the daypart against all broadcast and basic-cable competition among kids 2-11 and 6-11, increasing its overall kid 2-11 performance by +20% over last year. For Sept. 14, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (all times ET/PT), Nick earned a 5.2/21 national rating and share (2.1 million average kid viewers) among kids 2-11, led by the highest-rated kids show on any network, SpongeBob SquarePants.Read Article
Drawing a third of all kids watching cable TV last Friday night and placing first with kids among broadcast and basic-cable television, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius, raked in record ratings for its Friday, Sept. 6, 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT) debut. Ranking as Nickelodeon’s highest-rated premiere in the network’s 23-year history, Jimmy Neutron easily established itself among the gallery of Nick hits that includes SpongeBob SquarePants and the network’s previous premiere record-holder, ChalkZone.Read Article
The continent-spanning pop culture phenomenon/TV series Speed Racer slips into SLAM, Nickelodeon’s new high-velocity Sunday programming block set to premiere August 25 (4-6 p.m. ET/PT).Read Article
Nickelodeon GAS: Games and Sports for Kids is going to camp with a twist (and a jump and a wheelie) this summer on weekdays during the GAS Goes to Camp one-hour block beginning Monday, July 8, at 1 p.m. (all times ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.Read Article
Finishing Second Quarter 2002 first in total day (27 straight quarters) and second in prime time among all basic cable, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite recorded its most-watched 2Q ever (1.6/1.3 million HH/1.8 million total viewers) among households and total viewers on a 24-hour basis, up +14% in rating, +18% in delivery and +20% in total viewers over last year. Also, the network’s first-place finish in total day represents a +33% lead over tied-for-second LifeTime Television (1.2/1.0 million HH) and Cartoon Network (1.2/964,000 HH).Read Article
Nickelodeon’s 2002 TEENick Summer Concert Series sizzles this summer with original performances by some of today’s most popular teen musical artists including Lil’ Romeo, B2K, 3LW, O-Town, Mario and Avril Lavigne. Up and coming artist Lil’ J hosts the series and kicks off the first show on Sunday, June 23, at 8:30 pm (ET/PT) with a performance by Lil’ Romeo. The series will air on Sundays at 8:30 pm (ET/PT) throughout the summer.Read Article
Nickelodeon’s 2002 TEENick Summer Concert Series sizzles this summer with original performances by some of today’s most popular teen musical artists including Lil’ Romeo, B2K, 3LW, O-Town, Mario and Avril Lavigne. Up and coming artist Lil’ J hosts the series and kicks off the first show on Sunday, June 23, at 8:30 pm (ET/PT) with a performance by Lil’ Romeo. The series will air on Sundays at 8:30 pm (ET/PT) throughout the summer.Read Article