Will Smith Hosts the 2012 Kids' Choice Awards LIVE March 31, 2012 @ 8PM
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NICKELODEON’S 25TH ANNUAL KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS TOPS THE WEEK IN BASIC CABLE, REACHES MORE THAN 11 MILLION VIEWERS

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NEW YORK – April 3, 2012Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards was a slime-filled extravaganza watched by more than 11 million total viewers over this past weekend.  Hosted by Will Smith, the Saturday-night live premiere (March 31, 8p.m.  all times ET/PT) ranks as basic cable’s number-one telecast for the week (3/26-4/1), averaging 6.2 million total viewers. It also took the top spot for the week with kids and tweens on all TV, averaging a 7.9/2.8 million K2-11, 11.0/2.3 million K6-11 and 11.3/2.3 million T9-14.

Additionally, the show’s 10 p.m. airing on Saturday averaged a solid 3.1/1.1 million K2-11 and brought in more than 2.5 million total viewers, followed by a Sunday, April 1, noon airing that scored a strong 3.8/1.3 million K2-11 and also more than 2.5 million total viewers.

The star-studded telecast scored the most votes ever with a record 223 million (+11%, over last year).  Votes were cast from Feb. 23–March 31, across Nick.com, Nick’s mobile site, brand-new iPhone/iPad/iPod ...read more

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Katy Perry

Katy Perry
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Ana Mulvoy

Ana Mulvoy
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Nathan Kress

Nathan Kress
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Willow Shields

Willow Shields
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Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne
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Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer
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Ryan Potter

Ryan Potter
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Jake Short

Jake Short
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Jaden Smith and Willow Smith

Jaden Smith and Willow Smith
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Kristin Stewart

Kristin Stewart
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Andrew Garfield

Andrew Garfield
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Carlos Knight

Carlos Knight
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Lucas Cruikshank

Lucas Cruikshank
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One Direction

One Direction
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Emma Stone

Emma Stone
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Will Smith

Will Smith
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Will Smith

Will Smith
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Halle Berry

Halle Berry
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Ludacris

Ludacris
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Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez
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Heidi Klum and Chris Colfer

Heidi Klum and Chris Colfer
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Victoria Justice

Victoria Justice
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Amandla Stenberg and Alexander Ludwig

Amandla Stenberg and Alexander Ludwig
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Chris Rock and Jada Pinkett Smith

Chris Rock and Jada Pinkett Smith
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Katy Perry

Katy Perry
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Cast of Victorious

Cast of Victorious
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Robert Downey Jr and Miranda Cosgrove

Robert Downey Jr and Miranda Cosgrove
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Taylor Lautner

Taylor Lautner
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One Direction

One Direction
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One Direction

One Direction
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Cee Lo Green

Cee Lo Green
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Selena Gomez and Katy Perry

Selena Gomez and Katy Perry
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Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber
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Big Time Rush

Big Time Rush
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Cast of Modern Family

Cast of Modern Family
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Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj
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