Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Nickelodeon UK Announces "Sam & Cat" As Their Best Series Launch Ever

The Nickelodeon UK Press Office has announced the fantastic Nickelodeon UK News in Tweet (post) on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUKPR) that the UK premiere of Nick's brand new buddy comedy series "Sam & Cat" on Monday 14th October 2013 at 6:00pm on Nickelodeon UK and Nickelodeon HD UK was Nickelodeon UK's best series launch ever in Nick UK's 20 year history! Ratings wise, the Nickelodeon channel (Nick UK) & Nickelodeon network ranked #1 for the day and #2 across all channels in the 6:00pm-6:30pm time-slot!:
Sam & Cat was our best launch EVER. Nickelodeon channel & network ranked #1 for the day and #2 across all channels in the 6pm-6.30pm slot
Additionally, the success of the British premiere of the very first episode of "Sam & Cat", "#Pilot", was also seen online through social media activity, with Nickelodeon UK's custom hashtag, #TEAMSAMANDCAT, trending in the UK for around two hours post the premiere!

UPDATE (Wednesday 16th October 2013): The Hollywood Reporter has announced Nickelodeon UK's ratings for the British debut of the very first episode of "Sam & Cat", "#Pilot"!

The UK premiere of "Sam & Cat" on Nick UK on Monday 14th October 2013 at 6:00pm (BST (GMT+1)) drew an average of 240,100 kids and 293,700 overall viewers. The figures include live and immediate DVR viewing. The performance is up 228 percent from the network's average for that time slot among kids aged 4-15. Nickelodeon U.K. was the top kids channel and number two across all channels in Britain in the 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday time slot, according to network data. "Sam & Cat" also ranked as the top-rated show on Monday across all U.K. kids networks. As of Tuesday (15th October 2013) afternoon, 276,200 kids and 331,800 total viewers have watched the first episode of "Sam & Cat".

The series follows total opposites Sam Puckett (Jennette McCurdy) and Cat Valentine (Ariana Grande). After quickly becoming friends and roommates, they find themselves babysitting three younger kids, which give Sam and Cat the idea to start Sam & Cat's Super Rockin' Fun-Time Babysitting Service. Already proving to be a hit in the United States and with episodes featuring the UK's own Sophia Grace and Rosie, "Sam & Cat" is the latest series from Dan Schneider, creator of "iCarly" and "Victorious".

In addition to catching the new show on Nickelodeon, McCurdians and Arianators can visit nick.co.uk/samandcat for additional information on the show, clips, games and exclusive episodes of "The Lil' Sam & Cat Show", the animated short companion webisode show which will premiere online every Tuesday from 15th October. Fans on Twitter can also use #TEAMSAMANDCAT to follow all of the very latest "Sam and Cat" news.

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Catch brand new episodes of "Sam & Cat" every Monday at 6:00pm (replayed at 7:00pm on Nick UK's plus-one (+1) timeshift channel, Nickelodeon +1), with encores throughout the week!
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