Nick at Nite Scores Highest-Rated and Most-Watched February Ever Among Adults 18-49
New York, NY, February 28, 2006 � For February 2006, Nick at Nite scored its highest-rated and most-watched February in the network�s 20-year history among its target audience of Adults 18-49. Bolstered by the network�s roster of modern hit sitcoms such as The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Roseanne, the network finished the month with double-digit gains in rating and delivery over last year, and was the Number One network in all of basic cable among A18-49, W18-49, A18-34, W18-34 and W25-54 in total programming day.
According to Nielsen Media Research (1/30/06-2/26/06), Nick at Nite averaged a 0.7/705,000 among A18-49 during total programming day, a +17% ratings increase and a +15% delivery increase over February 2005. The network drew an average of 1.5 million persons 2+. Among W18-49, Nick at Nite posted a 0.9/482,000, up +13% in rating and +16% in delivery over last year.
Nick at Nite�s Valentine�s Day Fresh Prince of Bel Air marathon -- �Hottie and The Prince� � (2/6/06, 10 p.m.-1.a.m. ET/PT) averaged a 0.7/777,000, up +40% in rating and +39% in delivery over last year�s time period. Among total viewers, the program delivered over 1.7 million total viewers, up +21%.
Nick at Nite Originals was created in 2003 to develop original programming that meets what the network refers to as the "Four F�s" criteria: programming that is Family-Friendly, Funny and Familiar. Nick at Nite Originals produces Fatherhood (June 2004), a show based on Bill Cosby�s best-selling book of the same name. Nick at Nite also produced Hi-Jinks, the network�s hidden-camera series in which adults play good-natured pranks on kids of all ages, which returns to the network in its second season in February 2006. And last May, Darlene Westgor was crowned �The Funniest Mom in America� when the network aired Nick at Nite�s Search for the Funniest Mom in America, which returns for a second season in April 2006.
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Currently seen in more than 88 million U.S. homes, Nick at Nite features timeless hit comedies: "The Cosby Show" � this Emmy Award-winning sitcom is one of the network�s highest-rated shows: "Full House" � this popular family comedy launched on the network in October and is one of the highest-rated and most popular syndicated programs in television; and "Roseanne," one of the most talk-about and celebrated sitcoms in television history.
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