Nickelodeon’s ‘Double Dare’ Reboot Is Most-Viewed Series on Kids’ TV in 2018

Nickelodeon’s Double Dare attracted an average of 1.4 million viewers during its premiere week—making it the most-viewed series on kids’ TV this year.

In an indication of the reboot’s multi-generational appeal, Double Dare ranked number one in its timeslot among kids and teens between ages 2 and 14 on both impressions and share, and the June 25th premiere was Nick’s best series launch among adults 18-49 in more than five years, according to Nielsen*.

The iconic game show, which airs weekdays at 8 pm, is hosted by digital creator and actress Liza Koshy. Each episode features two teams as they battle for prizes through mind-bending trivia questions and physically demanding stunts, including the legendary obstacle course (replete with the human hamster wheel, the wringer, and the Double Dare nose). Original host Mark Summers is back, this time providing color commentary.

“Ratings for the first full week indicate that kids, new viewers and adults alike are showing up for Double Dare and loving it,” said Sarah Levy, COO of Viacom Media Networks and interim head of Nickelodeon. “Liza Koshy and Marc Summers have great chemistry. The kid contestants are totally relatable to our audience. And The Loud House lead-in is a winner, ranking at number one with kids on all TV for the week.”

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Younger, Drunk History and Lip Sync Battle Return as South Park Turns 20 – See What Else We Have Coming This Quarter

by Stuart Winchester, Viacom
I Love Kellie Pickler returns to CMT. The VMAs bring (no doubt) another many moments that we will be talking about for years. South Park turns one year short of legal drinking age. Drunk History, Younger, and Lip Sync Battle all come back. The BET Hip Hop Awards return. And Paramount continues to release major films, starting with Florence Foster Jenkins on Aug. 12 and Ben-Hur on Aug. 19. As we wrap up Q3 2016, browse the calendar below to see exactly when and where these and dozens of other shows are scheduled to drop as we continue our momentum into the final part of our fiscal year. All dates are subject to change.
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CMT Programming Execs Take On WESTDOC Conference for TV Producers, Creators

Designed to sell reality programming to television, WESTDOC recently wrapped its fourth annual conference in Los Angeles. CMT’s Head of Development, Jayson Dinsmore, as well as Vice Presidents of Development Melanie Moreau and Julia Silverton, participated in multiple panels and pitch sessions, giving the network a notable presence during the three-day event.  Read More