PBS Kids Programs Take Top 6 Spots for 2 to 5-Year-Olds
WIXOM, Mich. (October 24, 2012) — PBS KIDS preschool programs took the top six spots for children ages 2 to 5 in September 2012 according to Nielsen national program ratings, public TV ’s strongest ratings in 10 years. CURIOUS GEORGE was number one for the 9th consecutive month. THOMAS & FRIENDS, THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!, SUPER WHY!, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD and DINOSAUR TRAIN rounded out the top 6 honors of most viewed programming.
The programs all air on DETROIT PUBLIC TELEVISION as part of the 10 hours a day of programming on Channel 56, with additional airings later in the day on digital Channel 56.2. DPTV connects the PBS KIDS lineup with Great Start parenting messages, DPTV Kids Club activities, and Ready To Learn parenting workshops in disadvantaged areas.
Having premiered in September, for example, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD has quickly proven to be a favorite with children ages 2-4. The series was also PBS KIDS’ top program streamed online and on mobile and continues the important legacy of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.
81% of 2-8 year olds use the programming of PBS KIDS over the course of each year. TIME Magazine recently named PBSKIDS.org one of the “50 Best Websites 2012.”
Our programming is made available to all Americans over free TV like Detroit Public TV and is increasingly serving America’s children wherever they live, learn, and play – on TV, online, through mobile devices, and in the classroom.Detroit Public Television (DPTV) is the non-commercial, viewer-supported PBS-member station watched by more than 1.5 million people in Detroit and Southeast Michigan and another 1.2 million people throughout Canada. DPTV also manages WRCJ 90.9 FM, Detroit's classical and jazz radio station, in collaboration with the license-holder, the Detroit Public Schools. The radio station is located in the Detroit School of Arts. DPTV is licensed to the Detroit Educational Television Foundation and governed by a volunteer board of trustees from the local business, civic, and cultural communities.