Nickelodeon's "Victorious" and "How to Rock" Score Basic Cable's Top Spots with Tweens;
"SpongeBob SquarePants" is Kids' Number-One Show
NEW YORK - Feb. 14, 2012 - Nickelodeon nabbed the top spot for the week (2/6/12-2/12/12) in total day with this week's "Crush Night," featuring Valentine's Day-themed premieres on Saturday, Feb. 11 8-9 p.m. Victorious "The Worst Couple" (8 p.m. ET/PT), drew 3.4 million total viewers and claimed basic cable's top spot for the week with tweens 9-14 (7.2/1.5 million), more than The CW's Vampire Diaries and Fox's Fringe. Additionally, Nickelodeon's latest live-action offering, How to Rock (9 p.m. ET/PT), posted 2.9 million total viewers and took basic cable's number two spot for the week with tweens (6.1/1.3 million). Nickelodeon won the top spot among all basic cable for the week, averaging 1.7 million total viewers in total day.
SpongeBob SquarePants continues to be the most absorbing show on cable TV with kids, scoring the top spot for the week with kids 2-11 (6.5/2.3 million) and kids 6-11 (6.7/1.4 million).
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