“South Park” And “The Simpsons” Both Set Ratings High Marks In Premiere Weeks

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TV is dead? Not so fast. Both season premieres for The Simpsons and South Park respectively DOUBLED their year over year overnight ratings with the latter becoming the #1 cable telecast of the entire week with 4 million viewers with Comedy Central accounting for more than half of that (personally, I love the 8 pm ET start time).This is also the highest-rated South Park telecast in seven years.

In the hour-long South Park special, Randy comes to terms with his role in the COVID-19 outbreak as the ongoing pandemic presents continued challenges to the citizens of South Park. The kids happily head back to school but nothing resembles the normal that they once knew; not their teachers, not their homeroom, not even Eric Cartman.

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