NICKELODEON'S "SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS" AND "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" TOP TV WITH KIDS AND TOTAL VIEWERS
NEW YORK - Nov. 5, 2012 - Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) nabbed top honors for the week of Oct. 22-28, 2012, with SpongeBob topping all TV with kids 2-11 and TMNT winning its time period for the second straight week by double digits among K 2-11 across all TV.
The Oct. 27 episode of TMNT averaged a 5.6/1.9 million with kids 2-11 and 3.6 million total viewers, posting the best kids 2-11 ratings since its Sept. 29 launch. The show was number-one in its 11 a.m. (ET/PT) time period with both demos on all TV, easily surpassing the next closest competitor (The Disney Channel) by +22% with K2-11 and +42% with total viewers.
TMNT also continues to grow its audience; season to date the series is averaging a 5.4/1.8 million with K2-11 (+15% over last year's time period) and 3.5 million total viewers (up +14%).
SpongeBob SquarePants hit a high for the week of Oct. 22-Oct. 28, as the top kids' show on all TV for the second straight week. "Ghoul Fools," which aired on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 10:30 a.m. (ET/PT), averaged a 6.4/2.1 million with kids 2-11 and 4.1 million total viewers. The episode also was the most viewed kids' programming among total viewers for the week.
Nickelodeon was basic cable's top-rated network in total day with kids 2-11 and total viewers for the week of Oct. 22-28, 2012.
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