Court TV's Waters series draws 1.2 mil


Court TV's back-to-back premieres of its first-ever scripted series, "'Til Death Do Us Part," starring John Waters, drew 1.2 million total viewers and 526,000 adults 18-49 from 10-11 p.m. Monday. That marks a 27% improvement in the slot from a year ago in total viewers and a 33% increase in the demo. The numbers helped Court TV rank in the top 10 among basic cable networks for the night. Meanwhile, Adult Swim is setting network records in its overall weekly ratings thanks in part to Nielsen Media Research's decision to start measuring college-student viewing. The network had its best-ever weekly performance in adults 18-34 (518,000 viewers, up 40% from the same week last year), adults 18-49 (659,000, up 34%), women 18-34 (211,000, up 67%) and women 18-49 (276,000, up 52%). In addition, adults 18-24 (284,000) grew by 18%, men 18-34 (307,000) increased by 26%, and men 18-24 (173,000) grew by 7%.