or


[05/29/03 - 12:00 AM]
'Family Guy' Does It Again as 'Adult Swim' Beats the Broadcast Talk Shows
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) - Just one month after setting a record in adults 18-34 for cable's Cartoon Network, "Family Guy" did it again last week, beating its previous record by 16,000 viewers. The May 22 broadcast of the former FOX animated comedy managed a 1.4 rating and 900,000 viewers in the demographic, up 250% and 291% respectively vs. the same time period last year.

That stellar performance has helped the network's "Adult Swim" lineup hit triple digit gains in adults 18-49 (0.7 rating, up 133% and 423,000 viewers, up 138%) since bowing as a Sunday-Thursday strip on January 12. All the key demographics also experienced massive gains: adults 18-24 (0.9 rating, up 125% and 243,000 viewers, up 176%), men 18-34 (1.0 rating, up 233% and 306,000 viewers, up 229%) and men 18-24 (1.4 rating, up 180% and 182,000 viewers, up 219%).

Most shocking however is that as a whole "Adult Swim" has beaten every one of the late-night broadcast network talk shows in delivery of men 18-24 and other key demographics in the past month. Here's some highlights taken from the week of April 28 - May 1:

-- Vs. CBS' "The Late Show with David Letterman" (11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.) "Adult Swim" beat "Letterman" in adults 18-24 by 72% (321,000 vs. 187,000), men 18-24 by 198% (253,000 vs. 85,000) and men 18-34 by 73% (412,000 vs. 238,000).

-- Vs. CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn" (12:30-1:30 a.m.) "Adult Swim" beat "Kilborn" in adults 18-24 by 74% (214,000 vs. 123,000), men 18-24 by 325% (170,000 vs. 40,000) and men 18-34 by 80% (237,000 vs. 132,000).

-- Vs. ABC�s "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (12-1 a.m.) "Adult Swim" beat "Kimmel" in adults 18-24 by 63% (268,000 vs. 164,000), men 18-24 by 114% (216,000 vs. 101,000) and men 18-34 by 23% (312,000 vs. 254,000).

-- Vs. NBC�s "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.) "Adult Swim" beat "Leno" in men 18-24 by 58% (253,000 vs. 160,000).

-- Vs. NBC�s "Late Night with Conan O�Brien" (12:30-1:30 a.m.) "Adult Swim" beat "O'Brien" in men 18-24 by 7% (170,000 vs. 159,000).

-- Vs. NBC�s "Last Call with Carson Daly" (1:30-2 a.m.) "Adult Swim" beat "Daly" in men 18-24 by 4% (81,000 vs. 78,000).

-- On its own "Family Guy" topped "Leno" and "Letterman" in adults 18-24 by 11% (384,000 vs. 347,000) and 127% (384,000 vs. 169,000) respectively, not to mention men 18-24 by 104% (287,000 vs. 141,000) and 259% (287,000 vs. 80,000).

And just when you think things can't get any better for "Family Guy," 20th Century Fox Home Video is reporting the series' recent release of DVD has sold over 400,000 copies. While nowhere near the 1 million plus series like "The Simpsons" and "Sex and the City" have sold, it's still an amazing feat for a program that only produced 50 episodes.





  [may 2003]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· FAMILY GUY (FOX)
· SEX AND THE CITY (HBO)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)









[04/18/14 - 12:09 PM]
First Lady Michelle Obama and Kellie Pickler Guest Star on "Nashville"
Said installment revolves around a charity concert at Fort Campbell.

[04/18/14 - 11:25 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" to Celebrate 40th Anniversary on Feb. 15, 2015
Past and present cast members, as well as special and musical guests from the show's incredible five-decade run, will appear on the telecast, with the specific lineup of guests to be determined in the coming months.

[04/18/14 - 10:56 AM]
New truTV Series "The Carbonaro Effect," Starring Comic Magician Michael Carbonaro, Set To Premiere Thursday, May 15th at 10pm ET/PT
The new 12-episode and hilarious series follows Carbonaro as he tricks, amazes and amuses the unsuspecting public.

[04/18/14 - 10:21 AM]
TLC Stitches Up Season Two, And Says I Do to More "Something Borrowed, Something New"
Season three, currently scheduled to premiere in November, promises to deliver more tears shed over old shredded threads.

[04/18/14 - 10:13 AM]
Video: "The Normal Heart" - Trailer (HBO Films)
The trailer will air this Sunday, April 20 just before "Game of Thrones" at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/18/14 - 10:02 AM]
Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Becky G, Zendaya, R5 and Fifth Harmony to Perform at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards
"Disney Channel Presents The Radio Disney Music Awards," a television special originating from the event, will be presented Sunday, April 27 on Disney Channel.

[04/18/14 - 09:32 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for 7th Season in July
Season 7 will also introduce new judge, Lois Burwell, a renowned Academy-Award winning makeup artist known for her work on Lincoln, Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, War Horse and War of the Worlds.

[04/18/14 - 09:30 AM]
Shakira to Sing "Empire" from New Self-Titled Album on Live Tuesday, April 22 Telecast of "The Voice"
In addition to the Grammy Award-winning Shakira, "The Voice" coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will perform a song with their respective teams on the April 22 telecast.

[04/18/14 - 08:43 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Scores Its Best-Ever Numbers at 11:35 p.m.
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, April 17.

[04/18/14 - 08:42 AM]
"Parenthood" Jumps 18% Versus Last Week in 18-49, Making It Its Top Episode in Three Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 17.

[04/18/14 - 08:22 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Scandal" Finale Powers ABC Into the Top Spot
The Alphabet takes home the adults 18-49 crown but falls just short as the most-watched network.

[04/18/14 - 08:17 AM]
ABC Wins Thursday with "Scandal" Posting Best-Ever Season Finale Numbers
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 17.

[04/18/14 - 08:06 AM]
Celebrities, Renovating Families and Fixer-Uppers Take Center Stage in Nine New Series on HGTV
Among the network's latest additions: "Genevieve's Renovation," "Sold on the Spot" and "The Brothers Big Reno Project."

[04/18/14 - 07:45 AM]
Ed Stafford Returns to Discovery in All-New Epic Series, "Marooned" Premiering Wednesday, April 23 at 10PM ET/PT
Ed strive to prove to himself that he can tackle the challenges of any environment, once again with nothing except his camera - and find everything he needs to not just survive, but thrive in some of the world's toughest environments.

[04/17/14 - 09:31 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for April 17
Next week, on Wednesday, April 23, the Top Six get a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll as they perform two songs each - one country and one rock!