|‘Victorious’ Totals 8.3 Million Viewers Over Weekend
A new episode of Victorious, “Tori Goes Platinum,” (Saturday, May 19, 8pm ET/PT), drew 3.8 million total viewers and was number-one in its time period across key demos – K2-11(5.1/1.8 million), K6-11 (7/1.5 million), Tweens (7.3/1.5 million). The program bested direct competition by triple digits among kid and total viewers and totaled 8.3 million total viewers over the weekend.
|TNT Tops the Charts for the Third Consecutive Week
With 2012 NBA Playoffs leading the way, TNT topped the charts for the third consecutive week. TNT was basic cable’s #1 network last week with viewers and key demos in primetime. Wednesday night’s match-up between the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. the Los Angeles Lakers scored well over 7.4 million viewers, 2.7 million Adults 18-34 and 4.4 million Adults 18-49.
|‘Deadliest Catch’ and ‘The Devil’s Ride’ Earn Top 2 Spots
Deadliest Catch earned a 2.27 household and a 2.08 in Adults 25-54, delivering 3.25 million viewers. Excluding NBA Playoffs, Season 8’s seventh episode was the #1 primetime cable telecast among HH, P2+, P18+, P/M25-54 and P/M18-49 delivery. The Devil’s Ride earned a 1.11 household and a 1.03 Adults 25-54 rating, delivering 1.55 million viewers.
|Record Number of Viewers Flock to Season Finale of ‘Duck Dynasty’
The season finale of A&E’s newest hit series Duck Dynasty drew record ratings for the series with back-to-back episodes at 10pm and 10:30pm ET/PT. The 10:30pm episode of Duck Dynasty hit a series high of 2.6 million total viewers and 1.5 million in both the Adults 25-54 and 18-49 demos, according to Nielsen data.
|TruTV Hooks ‘South Beach Tow’ for Second Season
TruTV has renewed its reality series, South Beach Tow, for a second season of 13 episodes that will premiere in the fall. In its first season, the show averaged 1.5 million viewers, 786,000 adults 18- 49 and and 454,000 Men 18-49. The first-season finale of South Beach Tow airs Wednesday at 9:30pm.
|Stanley Cup Playoffs Coverage Up 21%
The 2012 Western Conference Finals averaged 1.02 million viewers for the four games on NBC Sports Network, up 18 percent over last year’s Western Conference Finals. Overall, the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs are averaging 973,000 viewers on NBC Sports Network through Tuesday, May 22, up 21% vs. last year (805,000).
|‘VH1 Storytellers’ Makes a Comeback
The 16th season kickoff of VH1 Storytellers with Jill Scott scored the highest rating for the franchise since Bon Jovi’s edition in 2000. The show averaged a .5 in the P18-49 demo with 723,000 total viewers during Monday night’s 11pm premiere. The premiere also ranked #1 in the franchise’s history among Women 18-49 impressions, averaging 463,000.
|ESPN to Present 2012 NBA Draft Lottery May 30
ESPN will present the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery Wednesday, May 30 at 8pm. Countdown and the Draft Lottery will precede ESPN’s exclusive coverage of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game Two at 8:30 pm. The Draft Lottery will determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks of the 2012 NBA Draft, which ESPN will televise on Thursday, June 28, at 7pm.