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“Annoying Orange” Premieres Well, “Hollywood Heights” Preview Doesn’t

Author: Nickandmore!

Cartoon Network’s official premiere of the new Annoying Orange TV series last night (8:30pm) scored 2.630 million total viewers, much better than the preview episode on May 28 (1.786 million). That held a large percent of Regular Show’s new episode at 8pm, which had 2.729 million total viewers.

(See more Annoying Orange ratings in the press release below.)

MAD, which followed Orange at 8:45pm, scored 2.351 million viewers – also up a lot from recent premieres.

The Hollywood Heights preview premiere on Nick@Nite at 9pm didn’t fare so well. Only 558,000 total viewers of which only 152,000 were adults 18-49, tuned in for the primetime drama. The same first episode is airing again each night this week at 9pm before the “official” premiere next Monday. If things don’t improve, it’s going to be a long 16 weeks (80 episodes) for the network…

Elsewhere on this Monday night, Disney XD’s new episode of Kickin’ It at 8pm scored 462,000 viewers and the second season premiere of Mr. Young at 9pm scored 340,000 viewers. Pair of Kings returns next Monday between the two shows, which will more than likely boost each some.


via Cartoon Network press release:

Cartoon Networks’ ANNOYING ORANGE Premieres as Television’s #1 Telecast of the Day Among Boys 6-11;
#1 Telecast in its Time Period Among Kids 6-11, 2-11 & 9-14, Plus All Boys

  • Annoying Orange increased ratings & delivery by double digits–ranging between 22% and 57%–across all key kid and boy demos compared to the prior week and prior 4 weeks.
  • Annoying Orange out-performed all competition in its time period: among kids 2-11 (between 5% – 1275%); among kids 6-11 (between 2% – 1195%); among kids 9-14 (between 31% – 900%); among boys 2-11 (between 112% – 1478%); among boys 6-11 (between 125% – 1700%); and among boys 9-14 (between 186% – 1735%).
  • The Annoying Orange premiere (Tuesday, 8:30 p.m.) built upon its Regular Show premiere lead-in among kids/boys 6-11.

SYNOPSIS: Boasting more than 1 billion YouTube views to date, Annoying Orange is the Web sensation transformed into a new television series that follows Orange and his buddies as they go on a wide range of adventures taking them from the fruit stand to parts unknown and everything in between. From the Prehistoric Era to Colonial Times, Orange and the rest of the fruit stand gang are dropped into outrageous adventures and challenged to squeeze their way out of them. Joining Orange on his escapades are popular produce pals from the web series including the level-headed Pear, potential paramour Passion Fruit, resident goody goody Apple, the always upbeat Marshmallow and Orange’s nemesis the hulking Grapefruit. The only human to interact with this veritable fruit salad, and is a brand new character, Nerville (played by You Tube sensation Toby Turner), the proprietor of fruit cart where Orange and his crew “reside.”

Annoying Orange features guest voices by Michael Clarke Duncan, Jeffrey Tambor, Tim Curry, Tony Hawk, Malcolm McDowell, Billy Dee Williams, Leah Remini, Tom Kenny, John DiMaggio, Nick Swordson, Danny Trejo and Felicia Day.

Developed and produced by leading entertainment management and production company The Collective, Dane Boedigheimer (the creator of the Annoying Orange Web series) co-created the television series with Tom Sheppard (Emmy Award-winning writer for Pinky and the Brain). Conrad Vernon (director of Madagascar 3 and Monsters vs. Aliens) serves as executive producer along with Gary Binkow and Dan Weinstein of The Collective.