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‘South Park’s Pandemic Special Viewership Grows In Live+3; Episode Ranks No. 1 On Cable In Key Demos

‘South Park’s Pandemic Special Viewership Grows In Live+3; Episode Ranks No. 1 On Cable In Key Demos

South Park: The Pandemic Special continues to post strong numbers for Comedy Central.

In Live+Same Day, the supersized special episode of Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s venerable animated series drew 2.3 million total viewers and a 2.1 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic, the show’s highest L+Sd demo number in seven years.

After three days of playback, the special’s viewership grew to 3.23 million, with the 18-49 rating rising to 2.89, the highest L+3 demo number for a South Park episode in four years.

The episode, which tackled the Covid-19 pandemic and skewered Disney, Donald Trump and cops, also ranked as the No. 1-rated ad-supported cable telecast of the year — scripted or unscripted — across key demos: men 18-49 (3.64), adults 18-34 (2.74) and 18-34 (3.34).

The Pandemic Special was simulcast on ViacomCBS sister Entertainment and Youth brands MTV and MTV2, amassing 4.05 million L+Sd total viewers across the premiere on Comedy Central,

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