'South Park' Season 17 Premiere is Highest-Rated Episode Since 2010

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September 26th, 2013

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via press release:

COMEDY CENTRAL® CRASHES PREMIERE WEEK
WITH THE RETURN OF “South Park

SEASON 17 PREMIERE GIVES “South Park” ITS HIGHEST-RATED EPISODE SINCE 2010
MAKING IT THE #1 SHOW AMONG MEN 18-34 AND MEN 18-24 IN ALL OF TELEVISION FOR THE NIGHT

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Versus Season 16 Fall Premiere, Ratings for “Let Go, Let Gov” Up +70% with Adults 18-49,
+76% with Adults 18-34, +100% with Men 18-34, +142% with Men 18-24 and +56% with Total Viewers
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Over 285,000 Full Episode Streams Recorded via SouthParkStudios.com Since Its Premiere
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“Key & Peele” is #2 Show in all of Television among Men 18-34 and Men 18-24
Up +37% with Adults 18-49, +49% with Adults 18-34,
+51% with Men 18-34, +58% with Men 18-24 Versus Last Week’s 3rd Season Premiere
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South Park” and “Key & Peele” Both Trended Nationally with Three Trending Topics Each
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NEW YORK, September 26, 2013 – After a year-long hiatus, “South Park” returned to Comedy Central last night for its 17th Season Premiere and registered its highest-rated episode since its 2010 Fall Season.  The Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning series, fresh off receiving its fifth Emmy® for Outstanding Animated Program, drew over 4.43 million Total Viewers (P2+) across three telecasts on premiere night and was the #1 series in all of television among the elusive young male demographics (Men 18-34, Men 18-24).  In addition, the Season 17 Premiere was the highest-rated series in Cable among the key Adult 18-49 demo for the night. (source: Nielsen Media Research, Coverage Ratings, 9/25/13, Live+SD)
The success of “South Park” and “Key & Peele” made Comedy Central the most-watched channel in all of television for Wednesday Prime among Men 18-34 and Men 18-24 and provided the #1 brand in comedy with its highest-rated night in Prime among these demos since September 19, 2011, the night that the “Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen” premiered.

 
  • Bill

    Nice, can’t wait to watch on my DVR

  • Chris_SAdvisor

    Considering that only two or three episodes are good per year, for the last few seasons, I hope they turn it around.

  • Kyle

    I’m curious about the “…across three telecasts”.
    Does that mean the viewership numbers of all three airings were added together to make 4.43 million? If they were, isn’t that a little misleading on how many viewers actually tuned in to watch the literal 10pm premiere? Or is there just something about cable ratings that I’m not privy to?

  • ToXiX

    I was very disappointed in South Park’s premiere. It was not very good at all.

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