Friday, November 23, 2007

'Frank TV' Premieres Strong For TBS

Frank Caliendo series draws better demo numbers than many network late night shows

November 23, 2007

Frank Caliendo, 'Frank TV'Frank Caliendo of 'Frank TV'

Frank Caliendo appears to be doing a great impression of a late night TV star.

Caliendo's sketch comedy series "Frank TV" premiered to an audience of 2.9 million viewers on Tuesday (Nov. 21) night.

Airing at 11 p.m., the relentlessly promoted series -- ask any baseball fan how often the ads ran during the postseason -- also hooked in 1.9 million in the 18-49 demographic and 1.1 million viewers between 18-and-32.

TBS boasted that those demographic numbers outdelivered the 2007-to-date averages for new episodes of such late-night series as "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," "The Colbert Report" and "MadTV."

"After a summer in which we celebrated the top-rated premieres of 'Tyler Perry's House of Payne' and 'The Bill Engvall Show,' TBS is keeping the fire burning into fall with yet another superb series launch," boasts TBS exec Steve Koonin. "With 'Frank TV' joining the line-up, we have proven once again that TBS is the television destination for outstanding comedy from some of the best talents in the business."