TBS has once again scored a major triumph on the original series front with its new late-night sketch comedy series FRANK TV, which last night delivered 2.9 million viewers, according to preliminary numbers from Nielsen Media Research. The show, which stars master impressionist Frank Caliendo (MadTV), also outdelivered the 2007-to-date premiere telecast averages among key adult demos for such popular late-night series as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
“After a summer in which we celebrated the top-rated premieres of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and The Bill Engvall Show, TBS is keeping the fire burning into fall with yet another superb series launch,” said Steve Koonin. “With FRANK TV joining the line-up, we have proven once again that TBS is the television destination for outstanding comedy from some of the best talents in the business.”
Ratings highlights for the premiere of FRANK TV on TBS:
Last night, TBS’s premiere of FRANK TV scored a strong 2.1 coverage household rating and averaged 2,872,000 viewers; 2,050,000 households; 1,084,000 adults 18-34; 1,856,000 adults 18-49 and 1,715,000 adults 25-54.
Among TBS’s targeted adults 18-34 and adults 18-49 demographics, FRANK TV outdelivered the 2007-to-date averages for new episodes of such late-night series as The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, Last Call with Carson Daly, The Late Late Show with Craig Furguson, Jimmy Kimmel Live and MadTV. It also beat the 2007-to-date average for new episodes of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno among adults 18-34.