Thanks to a substantial promotional push and high anticipation among viewers, the Young Justice special event presentation turned out major ratings for Cartoon Network. The following press details on the ratings have been provided by Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network. Continue reading below.
Among key programming highlights for the month, a one-hour special event presentation Young Justice (Friday, Nov. 26, 7-8 p.m.) scored significant gains compared to the same time period last year, particularly among older boys and teens. Boys 6-11 delivery (541,000) advanced by 15% and ratings (4.3) by 16%, and boys 9-14 delivery (466,000) advanced by 86% and ratings (2.6) by 85%. Kids 9-14 delivery (636,000) advanced by 70% and ratings (2.6) by 73%, while teens 12-17 delivery (463,000) advanced by 209% and ratings (1.9) by 217%. Young Justice also attracted more than 2,547,0000 viewers 2+, a dramatic 36% increase compared to the 2009 time period. Importantly, all kids and boys ratings and delivery grew by double digits from the first half-hour of the telecast to the secondincluding kids 6-11 delivery (716,000) by 16%, kids 2-11 delivery (969,000) by 13%, kids 9-14 delivery (636,000) by 13%.
YOUNG JUSTICE DELIVERS ACTION-PACKED RATINGS!
Season 1: Sneak Preview Episode #1: Pilot Friday, November 26, 2010 at 19: 00-20: 00 on Cartoon Network
-The one-hour special event of Young Justice made its debut on Cartoon Network delivering a 3.3 rating/11 share with Kids 6-11 averaging 2.5 million Total Viewers!
–Young Justice ranked #1 in its 19:00 time period with Boys 9-14 (4.3/16) and Male Teens 12-17 (3.2/14) and ranked #2 with Kids 9-14 (3.0/11), Kids 6-11, Boys 6-11 (4.9/16) and Girls 6-11 (1.7/6)on basic cable. (compared to 55 programs in the time period; iCarly movie on Nickelodeon ranked #1)
The animated series built in ratings with Kids 6-11 (+79%), Boys 6-11 (+61%), Kids 9-14 (+92%) and Boys 9-14 (+57%) coming out of its Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie.
–Young Justice doubled in ratings with Boys 6-11 (+14%), Kids 9-14 (+72%), Boys 9-14 (+80%) and Girls 9-14 (+54%) when compared to its year ago time period occupant Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins movie.
-Furthermore, Young Justice significantly improved its prior four week time period average (Batman: The Brave & The Bold/ Ben 10: Ultimate Alien) with Kids 6-11 (+18%), Kids 6-11 (+9%), Kids 9-14 (+44%), Boys 9-14 (+28%), Teens 12-17 (+73%) and Male Teens 12-17(+57%).
Young Justice is slated to become a regular fixture to the Cartoon Network Friday-night programming block beginning in early 2011, with an exact date set for announcement shortly. Click here to read a review of the Young Justice “Independence Day” special event published here at The World’s Finest, with additional images and video available to view here. Stay tuned for further Young Justice updates here soon at The World’s Finest, including exclusive content and much more.