[05/07/03 - 12:00 AM] 'Family Guy' Sets Record for Cartoon Network By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)
CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) - While it may not have succeeded on FOX, "Family Guy" is quickly becoming a ratings favorite on cable's Cartoon Network as part of the channel's Adult Swim lineup. The April 30 telecast of the animated comedy was the most-watched program in the history of network in adults 18-34 and men 18-34. It was also among the top 20 programs (16th) of all of ad-supported cable television in adults 18-34 for the week of April 28 - May 4.
Such numbers marked triple digit gains for Cartoon Network in year-to-year comparisions. Its adults 18-34 rating (1.4) and men 18-34 rating (1.9) were up 367% and 533% respectively from the same time period last season. In total, the channel's Adult Swim lineup (Sunday-Thursday, 11 p.m.-2 a.m.) is up 133% in adults 18-34 (0.7 average rating) and 150% in men 18-34 (1.0 average rating).
"Family Guy," which joined Cartoon Network on April 20, airs Sunday-Thursday at 11:30/10:30c.
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