Cartoon Network�s My Gym Partner�s a Monkey Tops FRIDAYS Ratings in 3rd Week
Gym Partner Ranks as #1 Program of the Night in Prime Time on All Television�Broadcast and Cable�with Boys 2-11
Saturday Night TOONAMI Block Also Heating up Delivery, Ratings Among Tweens 9-14, Kids 6-11
Cartoon Network�s newest half-hour original animated series, My Gym Partner�s a Monkey (Friday, 9 p.m.), has already climbed to the top of the prime time FRIDAYS line-up, scoring huge double-digit delivery and ratings among its target kid audiences vs. the 2005 time period, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research. The new comedy program from Cartoon Network Studios also ranked as the #1 program of the night in prime time on all television�broadcast and cable�with boys 2-11. My Gym Partner�s a Monkey details the everyday adventures of a 12-year-old boy who is accidentally transferred to an all-animal middle school, where animal inhabitants of the local zoo and aquarium send their young offspring, making him the only human student.
Additionally, TOONAMI on Saturday nights (7-11 p.m.) propelled Cartoon Network delivery and ratings to significant growth vs. the same time period last year. In fact, TOONAMI programming accounted for 7 of the top 10 basic cable telecasts on Saturday night among boys 6-11 and boys 2-11.
Highlights of Cartoon Network�s delivery and ratings performance include the following:
My Gym Partner�s a Monkey (Friday, 9 p.m.) vs. the same time period in 2005
- Kids 6-11 delivery (1,003,000) increased by 42% and ratings (4.1) by 41%
- Kids 2-11 delivery (1,478,000) roared ahead by 26% and ratings (3.7) by 23%
- Boys 6-11 delivery (734,000) jumped by 43% and ratings (5.9) by 44%
- Boys 2-11 delivery (1,017,000) and ratings (5.0) both bounded ahead by 35%
- Even Girls 6-11 delivery (269,000) grew by 39% and ratings (2.3) by 44%
TOONAMI (Saturday, 7-11 p.m.) vs. the same time period in 2005
- Tweens 9-14 delivery (635,000) and ratings (2.6) both improved by 13%
- Kids 6-11 delivery (637,000) expanded by 9% and ratings (2.6) by 8%
- Boys 9-14 delivery (535,000) and ratings (4.2) both surged by 24%
TOONAMI programs accounted for 7 of the top 10 basic cable programs on Saturday prime time for boys 6-11, 2-11
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 88 million U.S. homes and 160 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.�s ad-supported cable service offering the best in original, acquired and classic animated entertainment for kids and families. Overnight from 11 p.m.-6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34.
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: 3/06/06-3/12/06
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 110,200,000 homes.