After a lengthy hiatus, The Boondocks returned to Adult Swim on Monday night (April 21) to record breaking ratings. It was the most watched show on television that night.
Like The Game, which set ratings records when revived by BET, another comedy series targeting black audiences came back roaring after a lengthy break from television. Last night’s Season 4 bow of the Sony Pictures TV-produced animated series The Boondocks on Adult Swim set series highs across all key demos, including adults 18-34 (1.40 million) and adults 18-49 (1.9 million), up 50% from the show’s previous season averages. It was Adult Swim’s most-watched primetime telecast among key adult demographics in at least five years. The Boondocks premiere was the No. 1 TV program in all of television last night — broadcast or cable — among Adult Swim’s target 18-34 demographic, topping NBC’s The Voice (1.36 million) and TNT’s NBA Playoffs coverage (1.16 million).
Despite the record audience, many old fans considered the new episode to be lackluster. The storyline revolved around a troubled R&B singer named Pretty Boy FLizzy that was clearly inspired by Chris Brown.
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