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® and Peabody® 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® and Peabody® 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.
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