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The Hub Posts Triple-Digit Growth in Prime Time, Week Ending 2/3

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The HUB TV Network, the fastest growing children's cable network, continues to achieve impressive year-to-year gains for the week of January 28-February 3 with double- and triple-digit growth in Total Day and Prime, respectively.

Ratings increases for the week were propelled by original series, "My Little Pony Friendship is Magic" and "Littlest Pet Shop," strong stunting with marathons featuring Superman versus Batman, as well as "Animaniacs," and feature films "Stuart Little 2," "Batman & Robin," and "Superman III," which packed a punch for The Hub's key demos.

For the week of January 28, 2013, in Total Day, The HUB earned year-to-year delivery gains among Kids 2-11 (+62%, 55,000), Kids 6-11 (+64%, 23,000), Women 18-49 (+93%, 27,000), Adults 18-49 (+58%, 49,000), Persons 2+ (+59%, 132,000), and Households (+40%, 87,000).

Additionally, in Prime (Monday-Sunday, 8-11 p.m. ET), The HUB earned year-to-year delivery gains among Kids 2-11 (+106%, 64,000), Kids 6-11 (+26%, 29,000), Women 18-49 (+153%, 38,000), Adults 18-49 (+140%, 72,000), Persons 2+ (+83%, 190,000), and Households (+70%, 119,000).

Program Highlights (all times ET):

A new episode of "Littlest Pet Shop" (Saturday, 11:30 a.m.) earned year-to-year delivery gains among Kids 2-11 (+142%, 225,000), Kids 6-11 (+188%, 92,000), Women 18-49 (+65%, 81,000), Adults 18-49 (+86%, 121,000), Persons 2+ (+120%, 383,000), and Households (+44%, 192,000).

Saturday's powerhouse block of "My Little Pony Friendship is Magic" and "Littlest Pet Shop" (10 a.m.-12 p.m.) earned year-to-year delivery gains among Kids 2-11 (+34%, 189,000), Kids 6-11 (+59%, 94,000), Persons 2+ (+27%, 329,000), and Households (+1%, 201,000).

The Hub's "Superman Vs. Batman" stunt (Saturday, 12-4 p.m.), featuring "Superman: The Animated Series" and "Batman: The Animated Series," earned year-to-year delivery gains among Kids 2-11 (+24%, 94,000), Women 18-49 (+31%, 46,000), Adults 18-49 (+73%, 133,000), Persons 2+ (+75%, 290,000), and Households (+62%, 173,000).

The Hub's "Animaniacs" stunt (Sunday, 12-3:30 p.m.) earned year-to-year delivery gains among Kids 2-11 (+59%, 108,000), Kids 6-11 (+72%, 50,000), Women 18-49 (+182%, 48,000), Adults 18-49 (+78%, 87,000), Persons 2+ (+56%, 217,000), and Households (+59%, 138,000).

The Hub's network premiere of "Stuart Little 2" (Friday, 9-10:30 p.m.), earned year-to-year delivery gains among Kids 2-11 (+196%, 139,000), Kids 6-11 (+258%, 86,000), Women 18-49 (+26%, 44,000), Adults 18-49 (+55%, 79,000), Persons 2+ (+74%, 272,000), and Households (+75%, 170,000).

The Hub's Monday night "Batman & Robin" movie (8-10:30 p.m.), earned year-to-year delivery gains among Kids 2-11 (+400%, 75,000), Kids 6-11 (+162%, 34,000), Women 18-49 (+250%, 42,000), Adults 18-49 (+230%, 89,000), Persons 2+ (+186%, 232,000), and Households (+125%, 128,000).

The Hub's Wednesday night "Superman III" movie (8-11 p.m.), earned year-to-year delivery gains among Kids 2-11 (+58%, 30,000), Women 18-49 (+38%, 29,000), Adults 18-49 (+47%, 66,000), Persons 2+ (+78%, 169,000), and Households (+44%, 118,000).

(Source: The Nielsen Company, program based dayparts, most current, 1/28/13-2/3/13 vs. 1/30/12-2/5/12, growth by delivery)

THE HUB is a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and Hasbro, Inc., (NASDAQ: HAS) with a goal of entertaining, enlightening, empowering and educating children and their families. The cable and satellite television network features original programming as well as content from Discovery's library of award-winning children's educational programming; from Hasbro's rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties Built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The HUB lineup includes animated and live-action series, as well as specials, game shows, and family-favorite movies. The network extends its content through a robust and engaging online presence at www.hubworld.com. The HUB rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and is available in nearly 72 million U.S. households. The HUB Logo and name are trademarks of HUB Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.

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