"RICK AND MORTY" PREMIERE #1 MOST-VIEWED CABLE PROGRAM WITH YOUNG VIEWERS
Most-Watched Non-Sports Program For Sunday, September 4, Second Only to House of the Dragon
Sunday's season six premiere episode of Rick and Morty on Adult Swim was a ratings hit, winning its timeslot across all basic cable. It was Sunday's #1 most-watched telecast for women 18-24 and 18-34 and non-sports telecast for male viewers 18-24 and 18-34. It was also the #2 most-watched non-sports program overall on Sunday for viewers 18-49, second only to House of the Dragon.
Rick and Morty solidly commanded its 11:00 pm ET/PT timeslot, winning against key late-night cable competitors including Family Guy on FXX.
After season five's climactic ending, the highly-anticipated season six premiere episode "Solaricks" follows Rick, Morty and the rest of the Smith family as they deal with the fallout.
"There was a lot going on this weekend between heat waves, holidays and fantasy blockbusters, and fans still showed up for the best made animated sitcom," said Michael Ouweleen, president of Adult Swim and Cartoon Network.
Rick and Morty was the #1 comedy across all US cable in 2017, 2019, and 2021. Since launch, Rick and Morty ranks as one of the top series for HBO Max, both domestically and globally. Lifetime to date, Rick and Morty has been viewed over 10B times globally, across linear, digital, and streaming.
New episodes of Rick and Morty will debut each week on Adult Swim at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.
ABOUT RICK AND MORTY:
Rick and Morty is the Emmy(R) award-award-winning half-hour animated hit comedy series on Adult Swim that follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Rick Sanchez is living with his daughter Beth's family and constantly bringing her, his son-in-law Jerry, granddaughter Summer, and grandson Morty into intergalactic escapades.
It's season six and Rick and Morty are back! Pick up where we left them, worse for wear and down on their luck. Will they manage to bounce back for more adventures? Or will they get swept up in an ocean of piss! Who knows?! Piss! Family! Intrigue! A bunch of dinosaurs! More piss! Another can't miss season of your favorite show.
Rick and Morty stars Justin Roiland (Solar Opposites), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live), and Spencer Grammer (Greek). The series is created by Dan Harmon (Community) and Roiland, who also serve as executive producers.
ABOUT ADULT SWIM:
Adult Swim is the leader in adult animation and #1 destination for young adults for over fifteen years, offering critically-acclaimed, award-winning original and acquired series such as Rick and Morty, Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal, The Eric Andre Show, Three Busy Debras, Tuca & Bertie, and Joe Pera Talks With You. Fan favorite anime block, Toonami, airs on Saturday nights and has expanded beyond acquisitions, producing original series including Fena: Pirate Princess, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Shenmue the Animation, Uzumaki, and new seasons of FLCL. The annual Adult Swim Festival reaches a global audience, and features performances by top musicians and comedians. Adult Swim airs nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also reaches fans via HBO Max. Connect with Adult Swim on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tik Tok. Subscribe to Adult Swim on YouTube.