Adult Swim Sets All-New Basic Cable Records for January Total Day Delivery of Key Young Adults
January 30, 2007
Adult Swim�s reign among adults 18-34, adults 18-24, men 18-34 and men 18-24 charted new network and ad-supported basic cable records for January, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research. Scoring double-digit growth vs. January last year, the late-night network set new benchmarks for ad-supported cable�s best January total day delivery of adults 18-24, men 18-24 and men 18-34. In addition to posting its own new network records, Adult Swim also ranked #1 among all ad-supported basic cable networks in January for total day delivery of adults 18-34, and extended its run as the #1 network among men 18-24 for 22 consecutive months. Adult Swim also ranked #7 among ad-supported basic cable for total day delivery of adults 18-49.
Highlights of Adult Swim�s overall January performance include the following:
ADULT SWIM (Monday-Thursday, Saturday, 11 p.m.-6 a.m.; Sunday, 10 p.m.-6 a.m.) in January �07 vs. the January �06 time period
� Adults 18-34 delivery (366,000) increased by 8%, and ratings (0.5) were unchanged
� Adults 18-24 delivery (228,000�a new basic cable record) improved by 18%, and ratings (0.8) by 14%
� Men 18-34 delivery (238,000�a new basic cable record) expanded by 16%, and ratings (0.7) by 17%
� Men 18-24 delivery (146,000�a new basic cable record) jumped by 20%, and ratings (1.0) by 11%
Across the final week in January �07, Adult Swim also ranked #1 for total day delivery among the four key demos, charting significant double-digit increases across the board. Among the week�s highlights, Adults 18-34 delivery (396,000) increased by 17% and ratings (0.6) by 20% vs. the same time period last year.
Additionally, Adult Swim programming in January accounted for six of the Top 50 programs of the month among adults 18-34, and 16 of the Top 50 telecasts of the month among men 18-34, more than any other network.
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: 1/01/07 � 1/28/07
SOURCE: Turner Entertainment Research from Preliminary Nielsen Media Research data, based on most current data available (Live+SD data 01/15-28/07 and final Live +7 prior to those dates). 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.