TBS Ranks #1 on Basic Cable with Adults 18-49 in Prime for the Quarter; TNT Scores Four of Basic Cable's Top 15 Original Dramas
Both Networks Extend Last Year's Success with Original Programming
With one week left in Q1 2014, TBS is topping the charts as basic cable's #1 network in primetime among adults 18-49 for the quarter-to-date, extending its success in the demo it won in 2013. TNT is also extending its 2013 success by charting four of basic cable's Top 15 original dramas for Q1 2014, with Major Crimes, Rizzoli & Isles, Perception and Dallas. In addition, TBS claims three of basic cable's Top 10 original comedies for the quarter, including Cougar Town, Men at Work and Ground Floor, which also ranks as one of basic cable's Top 10 new series with key demos.
Complete details about TBS and TNT's ratings achievements for Q1 2014 are included below.
TBS's Ratings Success in Q1 2014
TBS ranks as basic cable's #1 network on basic cable in primetime delivery of adults 18-49 for the quarter-to-date, continuing its success in the same demo the network won for all of 2013.
TBS is on track to claim three of basic cable's Top 10 original comedies for the quarter among total viewers, adults 18-34 and adults 18-49:
- Cougar Town
- Ground Floor
- Men at Work
Leading TBS's original sitcom slate is Cougar Town, which has drawn 1.9 million viewers in Live + 7 blended delivery so far this quarter, with 1.2 million adults 18-49 and 606,000 adults 18-34 .
TBS's new original sitcom Ground Floor chalked up 1.8 million viewers this quarter. The series ranked as one of basic cable's Top 10 new originals this quarter with key demos, averaging 1.1 million adults 18-49 and 640,000 adults 18-34.
Season three of TBS's Men at Work has averaged 1.7 million viewers in Live + 7 blended delivery, including 1.0 million adults 18-49 and 488,000 adults 18-34.
The sophomore season of TBS's geeky competition series King of the Nerds has drawn 1.4 million viewers in Live + 7 blended delivery, including 962,000 adults 18-49 and 485,000 adults 18-34 this season.
In late night, TBS's CONAN is showing growth over Q4 2013, drawing 851,000 viewers in Live + 7 blended data (+2% vs. Q4). The growth was even stronger in key demos, with adults 18-34 growing by +12% to 332,000 and adults 18-49 increasing by +5% to 556,000.
TBS continues to draw strength from its telecasts of the hit comedy The Big Bang Theory, which once again ranks as basic cable's #1 off-net series among total viewers and adults 18-49.
TNT's Ratings Success in Q1 2014
TNT is home to four of basic cable's Top 15 original drama series for the quarter-to-date:
- Major Crimes
- Rizzoli & Isles
Major Crimes leads TNT's winter slate of scripted dramas with 7.4 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery, making it one of basic cable's Top 3 original series for the quarter. Major Crimes also scored 2.2 million adults 25-54, ranking among the Top 10 originals for the quarter.
Rizzoli & Isles currently ranks as one of basic cable's Top 10 original series this quarter, with 5.1 million viewers and 1.6 million adults 25-54 in Live + 7 blended delivery.
Rounding out TNT's entries on the list of Top 20 original dramas this quarter are Perception, averaging 2.9 million viewers as it wraps up its third season, and Dallas, which has garnered 2.6 million viewers so far in season 3.
On the unscripted front, TNT's real-life investigation series Cold Justice is averaging 1.8 million viewers in Live + 7 blended delivery for the quarter-to-date. Now in its second season, the series has grown its Live + Same Day deliveries by +5% among adults 25-54 and +19% among adults 18-49 compared to season one.
TNT is television's destination for drama. Seen in 101 million households and ranking among cable's top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes, Falling Skies, Perception, Dallas and Franklin & Bash. TNT's upcoming slate of scripted dramas includes the original series Legends, The Last Ship and Murder in the First, as well as Transporter The Series, which will make its U.S. television debut on the network this fall. TNT also features dramatic unscripted originals like Cold Justice, Boston's Finest, Marshal Law: Texas, APB with Troy Dunn, Private Lives of Nashville Wives, Save Our Business and Inside Job, as well as the upcoming On the Menu, Wake Up Call and Life Flight. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Hawaii Five-0, Castle, The Mentalist, Bones and Supernatural; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R); blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
TNT is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
TBS is basic cable's reigning champion among young adults in primetime. Available in 101 million households, TBS features original scripted comedies like Cougar Town, Ground Floor, Sullivan & Son and Men at Work, as well as American Dad!, which will become a TBS original series in late 2014. TBS also features original unscripted series like King of the Nerds and Deal With It, as well as the upcoming CeeLo Green's The Good Life, Funniest Wins and Bam's Badass Game Show. In late night TBS, is home to the Emmy(R)-winning series CONAN, starring Conan O'Brien, and The Pete Holmes Show. The TBS lineup also includes popular contemporary comedies, such as The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy, along with blockbuster movies and championship sports.
TBS is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.