[09/21/16 - 02:35 PM]
"South Park" Season 20 Premiere Marks Hightest Rated Episode in a Decade
Comedy Central further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 14.

[via press release from Comedy Central]


Among Millennial Men, the 20th Season Premiere was the Highest-Rated Cable Premiere in 2016

NEW YORK, September 21, 2016 - Last week's 20th Season premiere of "South Park" earned the iconic series its highest-rated episode since 2006, and was followed by the premiere of "Legends of Chamberlain Heights" which scored Comedy Central's highest-rated series premiere since the January 2014 launch of the legendary "Broad City."

With 3.7 million total linear viewers (P2+, Live+3), "Member Berries," the season 20 premiere of the Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award-winning "South Park" (September 14), was up +27% vs. the Season 19 premiere and up +31% among Adults 18-49 (3.0 Adults 18-49 rating). Among Millennial Men, the episode was the highest-rated cable premiere in 2016 (5.9 Men 18-34 rating, 1.5 million Men 18-34 viewers; 6.7 Men 18-24 rating, 729,000 Men 18-24 viewers), up +39% among Men 18-34 and a remarkable +64% Men18-24 vs. its season 19 premiere. In addition to the strong linear performance, the premiere has recorded over two million full episode streams to date. (all data Live+3)

Following the 20th Season premiere of "South Park" last Wednesday was the series premiere of the new animated series, "Legends of Chamberlain Heights," which instantly joined #1 brand in comedy's Honor Roll with the highest-rated series premiere for Comedy Central among Adults 18-49 since the January 2014 premiere of "Broad City." Compared to the series premiere of "Moonbeam City," which launched behind "South Park" last year, the linear performance of "Legends" was up +21% among total viewers and pulled in ratings that were +17% among Adults 18-49. "Legends of Chamberlain Heights" has already been renewed for a second season. (all data Live+3)

"South Park's" historic season continues tonight with an all-new episode at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT in which the boys decide they have to take down Cartman and Skankhunt42 takes his reign of terror global (preview clip). Following "South Park" tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT is an all-new episode of "Legends of Chamberlain Heights" in which Jamal, Grover and Milk team up with classmates to simulate their best parenting techniques on synthetic, robotic babies (preview clip).

Trey Parker and Matt Stone are the co-creators of "South Park." Parker, Stone, Anne Garefino and Frank C. Agnone II are the Executive Producers of the Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award-winning "South Park." Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell and Vernon Chatman are Producers. Chris Brion is the Creative Director of South Park Digital Studios. "South Park's" Web site is SouthPark.cc.com.

"Legends of Chamberlain Heights" is executive produced by Bento Box Entertainment ("Bob's Burgers," "Brickleberry," "The Awesomes") co-founders Scott Greenberg and Joel Kuwahara, along with co-creator Brad Ableson ("The Simpsons," "Good Vibes") and showrunner Devon Shepard ("Everybody Hates Chris," "Being Mary Jane," "House of Lies," "Weeds"), with co-creators Quinn Hawking (Fox Sports, NFL Network) and Josiah Johnson (Showtime, NFL Network) producing.

Available on-air, online and on-the-go via the Comedy Central App, Comedy Central (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB).

Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in 180 countries. Viacom's media networks, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Channel 5 (UK), Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick and Paramount Channel, reach over 3.5 billion cumulative television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com. Keep up with Viacom news by following Viacom's blog at blog.viacom.com and Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/viacom.

  [september 2016]  


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