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'Uncle Grandpa' Wins Ratings Race

Uncle Grandpa, the newest original animated comedy series from Cartoon Network Studios, rapidly becomes Cartoon Network’s new hit.


Uncle Grandpa, the newest original animated comedy series from Cartoon Network Studios, is rapidly becoming Cartoon Network’s new hit. The series premiere on Monday, Sept. 2 at 8 p.m. (ET, PT) scored as the number one telecast of the week on all television among boys 6-11. The momentum continued into the next week, when Uncle Grandpa won the day on Monday, September 9—number one telecast among kids 6-11 and boys 6-11. The 8 p.m. (ET, PT) telecast also ranked number one in its timeslot among kids 6-11, kids 9-14 and all targeted boy demos.

Uncle Grandpa is a show about everyone’s “magical” uncle and grandpa who travels around the world in a mystical RV. His mission is to help people however, wherever and whenever they need it. Through his child-like and innocent ways, he finds unusual solutions to everyday situations, even if there was never an issue in the first place. An eternal optimist, Uncle Grandpa’s glass is always full of something delicious and he’s always ready to greet the day (and everything and everyone) with his signature, “GOOD MORNIN’!” Uncle Grandpa is created by Pete Browngardt (Secret Mountain Fort Awesome), who also voices the eponymous character. Audie Harrison (The Golden Compass) serves as creative director.

Fan-favorite character Pizza Steve has taken over Cartoon Network Friday nights from 7-9 p.m. (ET, PT) with Pizza Night with Pizza Steve. This new franchise showcases the weeks’ premiere episodes along with special Uncle Grandpa shorts and interstitials. The night of September 6 earned notable delivery gains, including double-digit growth among all key boys’ demos, vs. the same time last year.

Premieres of Uncle Grandpa continue every Monday night at 8 p.m. (ET, PT). Here’s what’s on tap for next Monday, September 16:

“Moustache Cream” -- When Uncle Grandpa and the gang are in a rush to purchase some emergency moustache cream, they face a formidable foe: Mart Mart.

“Nickname” -- When a kid wants a cool nickname, Uncle Grandpa tells him he has to earn it in the most legendary way ever: yard work!

Source: Turner Broadcasting

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.