Cartoon Network has much to celebrate this year. What started as the first 24-hour, all-animation cable network has turned 20 years old and, in the process, set new viewership records. (There's some great live-action shows on the lineup now, too.) Cartoon Network is on track to have its most-watched year in its history in several categories, including kids 9-14 years old during the 7-9 p.m. timeslot. In addition to the various timeslot numbers, annual total day viewership grew network-wide 4-16%.
CartoonNetwork.com is also having a stand-out year, ranking No. 1 among kids 6-11 in the Kids Entertainment category for seven of the last 10 months.
"We're extremely grateful to our audiences for helping to make 2012 one of the most successful in Cartoon Network's 20 year history," said Cartoon Network President and Chief Operating Officer Stuart Snyder. "It's truly been a remarkable year to remember, one that we're confident will fuel continued growth."