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Old 05-09-03, 03:26 AM
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Family Guy - Huge Hit on Cartoon Network!

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/cgi/go...wswire&id=5926

"'Family Guy' Sets Record for Cartoon Network
By Brian Ford Sullivan

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) - While it may not have succeeded on FOX, "Family Guy" is quickly becoming a ratings favorite on cable's Cartoon Network as part of the channel's Adult Swim lineup. The April 30 telecast of the animated comedy was the most-watched program in the history of network in adults 18-34 and men 18-34. It was also among the top 20 programs (16th) of all of ad-supported cable television in adults 18-34 for the week of April 28 - May 4.

Such numbers marked triple digit gains for Cartoon Network in year-to-year comparisions. Its adults 18-34 rating (1.4) and men 18-34 rating (1.9) were up 367% and 533% respectively from the same time period last season. In total, the channel's Adult Swim lineup (Sunday-Thursday, 11 p.m.-2 a.m.) is up 133% in adults 18-34 (0.7 average rating) and 150% in men 18-34 (1.0 average rating).

"Family Guy," which joined Cartoon Network on April 20, airs Sunday-Thursday at 11:30/10:30c."

Between this and the great sales for the DVD set, do you think there's a chance we'll see new episodes on Comedy Central? I mean, if a RERUN, which aired AFTER the DVDs were already out, pulls in its best adult numbers ever, imagine what a new episode might do!
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I'd hope someone picks it up for a few more episodes.
Old 05-09-03, 07:20 AM
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How has Futurama been doing in the time slot?
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How has Futurama been doing in the time slot?
Interestingly enough, a Futurama episode the week prior was briefly the most-wacthed telecast in Cartoon Network history with Adults 18-34, until this Family Guy epsiode came along.

Basically, both shows are really kicking ass on the network and seem to pull in an equal number of adults.
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Originally posted by Shemp
Basically, both shows are really kicking ass on the network and seem to pull in an equal number of adults.
My Tivo grabs them both every night. Good stuff.
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Originally posted by DRG
"Family Guy," which joined Cartoon Network on April 20, airs Sunday-Thursday at 11:30/10:30c."
That's the key right there -- nice consistent timeslot.

You can turn on Cartoon Network at that time and *know* that you're getting a Family Guy episode.

Fox moved and pre-empted Family Guy and Futurama so much, it's unbelievable. It became and incredible challenge just to find the show, and when you did, the odds were that it wouldn't air because football ran long or they wanted to show "World's Most Dangerous Farm Animal Attacks".

Both of those shows could have (SHOULD have) been huge hits that are still on the air today... instead of being "hits" in syndication and DVD. Fox is run by morons.
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Great news - it'd be great if this show got revived.
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Futurama kicks ass; i hope that show never leaves.
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Stupid FOX. The hot dvd set to get right now, the most watched show on Cartoon Network... um, howzabout a season 4, FOX?
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NOT ON FOX

they don't deserve it...

Interestingly enough, Seth has made some 'cryptic' comments about 'future projects' being influenced by both the DVD sale and the reception on Cartoon Network....
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the crew of both shows is now gone onto other things. it would be pretty tough to get another project going.
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Originally posted by bboisvert

Fox moved and pre-empted Family Guy and Futurama so much, it's unbelievable. It became and incredible challenge just to find the show...
I never had a problem finding the Family Guy on FOX. It was always very well advertised when it would be on. Not to mention the fact that I'm grown up enough that when I like a show, I can make it a point to KNOW when it's going to be on.
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I was wondering how it was doing. It's great to know that its doing so well.

I'm not holding my breath about new episodes, but a nice F you to Fox (or any network) over there bad programming decisions is always nice.
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Originally posted by Bust
I never had a problem finding the Family Guy on FOX. It was always very well advertised when it would be on. Not to mention the fact that I'm grown up enough that when I like a show, I can make it a point to KNOW when it's going to be on.
it might have been well advertised the first couple of seasons, but after that it wasn't ever advertised (atleast I never saw any ads for it and I watch a lot of Fox). It was also put on Thursdays, terrible time slot.
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I think his argument was more the fact that FOX treated these two shows like red-headed step children. They were constantly moved around and pre-empted. I loved Futurama and Family Guy and finally I get to watch them in order.
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The news keeps getting better for Family Guy:

'Family Guy' Does It Again as 'Adult Swim' Beats the Broadcast Talk Shows
By Brian Ford Sullivan


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 vieweres, 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.
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I bought the DVD box set of this, but still watch every night at 10:30.
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awesome! maybe someone will realize the show can suceed if its not moved around every week. maybe we'll get new episodes, though i doubt it
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on a side note, new futurama sunday. i'll start a new thread about that
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I never watched Family Guy but in my area, NFL football always went long and Futurama was never shown. If the game had just ended, Fox would have thier post-game show and not show Futurama. Basically, during Football season, we were lucky to see 3 episodes. You can't get good ratings if your not even shown. So what happens is there are episodes aring on Cartoon Network that I've never seen before.
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Originally posted by resinrats
I never watched Family Guy but in my area, NFL football always went long and Futurama was never shown. If the game had just ended, Fox would have thier post-game show and not show Futurama. Basically, during Football season, we were lucky to see 3 episodes. You can't get good ratings if your not even shown. So what happens is there are episodes aring on Cartoon Network that I've never seen before.
It was the same sad situation here. When Futurama was on at 8:30 after the Simpsons, it was great! Once they moved it to 7:00, and sports season started, it was practically NEVER on. There was absolutely no consistant way to follow the series. I've seen more consecutive episodes of Futurama on Adult Swim than I ever did on Fox.

I don't really care for Family Guy, but I love Futurama and the other Adult Swim shows. So a healthy Family Guy is a good thing: if the ratings keep building, there should be more spillover for Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Sealab, and maybe that will finally lead to complete season dvd sets! Woohoo!

I want Space Ghost Coast to Coast on dvd so bad I could cry.
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FG = hardcore fun. I'd love to see new episodes.
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Originally posted by F For Fake

I want Space Ghost Coast to Coast on dvd so bad I could cry.
Here's a tissue and a link-
http://forums.toonzone.net/showthrea...threadid=76719
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They are still kicking ass and taking numbers:


http://forums.toonzone.net/showthrea...threadid=76808

Family Guy (Monday-Thursday, 11:30 p.m.) posted Cartoon Network’s largest-ever delivery of adults 18-34 for a single telecast last Thursday (May 22), reaching a record 900,000 viewers, up 291% vs. the same time period last year. Adults 18-34 ratings that night (1.4) similarly grew by 250%.


http://forums.toonzone.net/showthrea...threadid=76907

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 vieweres, 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:

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I certainly don't trust FOX to go after this again.

I'd love to see Comedy Central go after it, though. If Family Guy could get away with what South Park can get away with ...

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