[09/12/06 - 12:00 AM]
Adult Swim Still Growing Total Day Young Adult Delivery: #1 Among Adults 18-34, Adults 18-24, Men 18-24-76 Straight Weeks

[via press release from Cartoon Network]

Adult Swim Still Growing Total Day Young Adult Delivery: #1 Among Adults 18-34, Adults 18-24, Men 18-24�76 Straight Weeks

Charts More Programs in the Adults 18-34 Top 50 for the Week Than Any Other Ad-Supported Cable Network

Adult Swim continues to improve upon its record-setting performance last year by growing total day young adult delivery across the board, again ranking #1 among ad-supported cable with adults 18-34, adults 18-24 and men 18-24 (76 straight weeks), according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research. Only ESPN outperformed Adult Swim among men 18-34. The late-night network also ranked #3 for total day delivery of adults 18-49, and claimed 10 of the top 50 programs of the week among adults 18-34, more than any other basic cable network.

Highlights of Adult Swim�s performance last week vs. the same 2005 time period include the following:

ADULT SWIM (Monday-Thursday, 10:30 p.m.-6 a.m.; Saturday, 11 p.m.-6 a.m.; Sunday, 10 p.m.-6 a.m.)

- Adults 18-34 delivery (398,000) increased by 2%, and ratings (0.6) remained unchanged

- Adults 18-24 delivery (259,000) expanded by 12%, and ratings (0.9) by 13%

- Men 18-24 delivery (162,000) advanced by 8%, and ratings (1.1) remained unchanged

- Women 18-34 delivery (156,000) improved by 8%, and ratings (0.5) by 25%

- Women 18-24 delivery (97,000) grew by 20%, and ratings (0.7) by 17%

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.�s network offering original and acquired animated comedy and action series for young adults. Airing overnights six days a week for a total of 45 hours weekly, Adult Swim shares channel space with Cartoon Network, home to the best in original, classic and acquired programming for children and families, and is seen in 91 million U.S. homes.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.

RATING PERIOD: 8/07/06 � 8/13/06

SOURCE: Turner Entertainment Research from Preliminary Nielsen Media Research data, based on most current data available (Live+SD). Complete and final data (Live+7) will be available in two weeks. These television ratings data are reproduced here with permission from Nielsen Media Research. Reproduction of these data in volume, without permission from Nielsen Media Research, is prohibited.

NOTES: All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 111,400,000 homes.

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