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PBS KIDS #1 Educational Brand for Children

Outscored multiple media brands including Disney, Nickelodeon and Sprout

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For the 14th consecutive year, a nationwide survey found that parents rank PBS KIDS as the #1 educational media brand for children, significantly outscoring cable and commercial broadcast television networks.

The national poll was created by the research team at PBS and was conducted by telephone in January 2017 by Marketing & Research Resources Inc. (M&RR). Each year, PBS commissions research to measure its performance and value as judged by its most important stakeholder – the American people.

PBS KIDS was ranked #1 as the most educational media brand compared to a range of other broadcast and cable networks.

Sixty-two percent (62%) of respondents with kids age 18 and under named PBS KIDS the most educational media brand, significantly outscoring the second most highly rated kids brand, Sprout, which was considered most educational by 11%. Disney and Disney Jr. were called most educational by 8% and 2% of respondents, respectively. Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. were called most educational by 2% and 1% of participants, respectively. Cartoon Network was named most educational by 0% of those surveyed; 15% of survey respondents indicated, “I don’t know.”

Survey Methodology
This survey was developed by PBS and conducted by phone, including landlines and cell phone-only homes within the United States, by Marketing & Research Resources Inc. (M&RR) on behalf of PBS from January 3-10, 2017, among 1,002 adults ages 18 and older. The sample included 484 men and 518 women. Survey results are weighted to be nationally representative of the U.S. adult population.

About PBS
PBS, with nearly 350 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital content. Each month, PBS reaches nearly 100 million people through television and nearly 28 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS’ broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry’s most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. Decades of research confirms that PBS’ premier children’s media service, PBS KIDS, helps children build critical literacy, math and social-emotional skills, enabling them to find success in school and life. Delivered through member stations, PBS KIDS offers high-quality educational content on TV – including a new 24/7 channel, online at pbskids.org, via an array of mobile apps and in communities across America. pbs.org

About Marketing & Research Resources Inc. (M&RR)
Since 1989, M&RR has served businesses nationwide with comprehensive market research — vital to decision-making. Renowned within their industry, M&RR serves America’s major consumer product manufacturers, service companies and advertising agencies with research strategy and design, data collection, analysis and reporting. Each year, M&RR fields hundreds of telephone, mail and internet-based studies involving more than 1,000,000 respondents.

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