network profile

  • TBS comedies reach nearly 50 percent of all adults 18 to 49—equal to the combined reach of all comedies on ABC, NBC and CBS.1
  • In an average month TBS reaches 32.8 percent of adults 18 to 34 and 32.5 percent of adults 18 to 49.2
  • "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" on TBS ranks as the No. 2 program on all of television among African-Americans 18 to 49, second only to Fox's "American Idol."3
  • TBS captured eight of the top 10 comedies in the past year, making it the top destination for comedy lovers.4
  • TBS's Q108 prime-time median age was 34, which was younger than Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS and The CW.5

360° opportunities

  • TBS.com
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    • User-generated content
    • E-mail newsletter
  • The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas
  • Very Funny Festival in Chicago


Linda Yaccarino
Exec VP

Frank Sgrizzi
Senior VP

Joe Hogan
Senior VP

TBS is the network that helps viewers laugh and feel good by connecting them to comedy anywhere and any time.

TBS is the ultimate mood elevator. The TBS audience likes the feeling of a good laugh and believes that laughter is the best medicine. TBS' branded environments and quality programming create an emotional connection with viewers that delivers ratings and reach.

In 2007, TBS was the No. 1 network for comedy lovers. TBS is the home of some of the best comedies on TV, including the original series "My Boys," "The Bill Engvall Show," "Tyler Perry's House of Payne," "Frank TV" and "10 Items or Less," which build on our comedy foundation of "The Office," "Family Guy" and "My Name Is Earl." TBS' comedies offer advertisers a way to reach a young audience by associating with TV's greatest comedy hits.

TBS takes its ability to make young people laugh and brings it to life with two place-based multiplatform marketing opportunity events: the fourth annual Comedy Festival in Las Vegas and the inaugural Very Funny Festival in Chicago, the latter with our partners Just for Laughs. Ellen Degeneres will host both of these events, and TBS will air exclusive specials.

TBS' "very funny" brand not only drives viewers to the network, but also provides clients with customized multiplatform partnership opportunities.

TBS partners with advertisers to create the most value for brands through various innovative and unique custom platforms, such as 1-800-TBS FUNNY, the Department of Humor Analysis, TBS Headquarters and Bitcoms.


My Boys
"My Boys" is a smart, contemporary comedy series about a group of friends who love each other like family, supporting one another with a healthy dose of sarcasm and wit as they navigate the ups and downs of dating, breakups, career highs and lows—and everything in between.
The Bill Engvall Show
A family sitcom from the mind of America's favorite comedian, "The Bill Engvall Show" is a relatable, refreshing comedy series in the tradition of timeless sitcoms viewers know and love. Full of Bill Engvall's trademark family humor and unique take on parenting, marriage and kids, this is one very funny original series.
Tyler Perry's House of Payne
"Tyler Perry's House of Payne" is a comedy series about a multigenerational, working class family who experiences all of life's struggles with faith, love and, most importantly, humor.
Frank TV
Frank Caliendo, most famous for his John Madden impersonation, stars in a late-night sketch comedy. "Frank TV" will return later this year and showcases impressions of famous celebrities, comedians, politicians and actors.
10 Items or Less
It's a shopping cart full of laughs with TBS' original comedy series "10 Items or Less," starring John Lehr. A loosely scripted workplace comedy about an inept small-town grocery store manager and his quirky and dysfunctional crew, "10 Items" just finished its second season.

The Comedy Festival
Just for Laughs

Source: 1Nielsen Media Research. Nov. '07M-Su 6a-6a. Includes sitcoms and evening animation (6-minute qualifier). 22007 calendar year (1/01/07 -12/30/07). Average monthly cume based on 6-minute qualifier. Prime reflects (M-Sa 8p-11p/Su 7p-11p) time period (no overruns). Viewing is live. 3Q1 '08 (12/31/07-3/30/08). Prime reflects M-Sa 8p-11p/Su 7p-11p. "House of Payne" represents premiere telecasts. 4Apr. '07-Mar. '08. Prime reflects M-Su 8p-12a. Includes sitcoms and evening animation. 5Broadcast prime (M-Sa 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p). Q1 2008: (12/31/07-3/30/08). Final live+7 (12/26/05-3/9/08).