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Adult Swim’s 'Black Jesus' Blows Away The Cable Competition

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act August 9, 2014 at 10:59AM

'Black Jesus' was a huge cable rating hit for Adult Swim dominating Thursday night
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Black Jesus

The premiere episode of Aaron McGruder’s controversial comedy show "Black Jesus" was a big hit for Adult Swim on the Cartoon Network.

Among total viewers, the show, which premiered Thursday night, pulled in just over 2 million viewers and topped all other cable programming competition on that same day.

It took the adult male demo and adult demo overall on its timeslot, and it also captured most of Thursday’s entire 18 to 49 male demo, across basic cable.

This, of course, will be a huge blow to organizations such as American Family Association, and One Million Moms, which had started campaigns to get Adult Swim to pull the show.

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