“Young Justice” Finale Top-Rated Cartoon Network Show, “Green Lantern: The Animated Series” Cracks Top Five
Both Young Justice: Invasion and Green Lantern: The Animated Series saw an increase in ratings as both celebrated animated series aired their respective finales on Saturday, March 16th, 2013 as part of the DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network. The block airs at 10:00am (ET/PT) on Saturday mornings, with re-airings the following Sunday. Turner Broadcasting released preliminary ratings data for the week of March 11th – 17th, 2013 for a bevy of Turner-owned networks, including Cartoon Network.
The Young Justice: Invasion series finale episode “Endgame” was the top-rated show for Cartoon Network for the week of March 11th – 17th, 2013, beating out other network stalwarts such as Regular Show, Adventure Time, and Dragons: Riders of Berk. The episode also beat a Sunday prime-time showing of the movie Dairy of a Wimpy Kid. The March 16th, 2013 Saturday, 10:30am (ET/PT) timeslot for the Young Justice: Invasion episode “Endgame” brought in an estimated 2.05 million viewers from an estimated 1.3 million households. The 10:30am (ET/PT) Sunday re-airing of “Endgame” on March 17th, 2013 brought in an additional 1.1 million viewers from 900,000 households. Click here to view exclusive content and media from this episode.
Young Justice: Invasion averaged an audience of 1.9 million viewers every Saturday since returning to Cartoon Network with new episodes in January 2013.
The finale episode of Green Lantern: The Animated Series “Dark Matter,” which aired Saturday, March 16th, 2013 at 10:00am (ET/PT), brought in an estimated 1.82 million viewers from 1.2 million households. The finale Green Lantern: The Animated Series episode beat out airings of Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Ben 10: Omniverse. The 10:00am (ET/PT) Sunday re-airing of “Dark Matter” on March 17th, 2013 brought in an additional 1.21 million viewers from 800,000 households. Click here to view exclusive content and media from this episode.
Green Lantern: The Animated Series averaged an audience of 1.7 million viewers every Saturday since returning to Cartoon Network with new episodes in January 2013.
Combining overall weekend performance, both Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice: Invasion pulled in three million viewers over the two airings of their respective finale episodes. While both airings were not the highest-rated outings for both series, the finale airings saw a notable uptick from the previous weeks’ airing.
Please note, the above data does not take into account legal iTunes (and similar media) episode downloads, or DVR and PVR airings. DVR and PVR recorded airings, on average, can increase a program’s viewership from 5 – 10%.
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