South Park’s best performance since 1998

From the Comedy Central Press Release:

3.6 Million Total Viewers (P2+) And 6.0 Rating Among Men 18-24
Represent The Series’ Best Performance Since 1998

2.3 Rating Among Persons 18-49 Is Best Since 2000

“South Park” Is The #1 Original Series In Cable Among Men 18-24, Men 18-34 And Men 18-49

The season began with apologies to Jesse Jackson, ended with Abe Lincoln and featured Hillary’s snuke, Al Gore’s worst nightmare, the instant classic “Imaginationland” trilogy and, oh yeah, a second Emmy® Award in between. “South Park’s spectacular season 11 earned remarkable ratings, recording the most-watched (total viewers) and highest-rated (Men 18-24) season since 1998, as well as the highest-rated season since 2000 among Persons 18-49.

Spurred on by the aforementioned trilogy (scheduled to be released by COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment in March 2008), the 11th season of “South Park” was watched by 3.6 million total viewers (P2+), up +4% versus last year’s 10th anniversary season and the most-watched season among total viewers since 1998. The series posted a 2.3 rating among Persons 18-49 (up +6%, vs. season ten) which was the series’ best performance since 2000 in this key demographic. Year-to-date, “South Park” is the #1 original series in cable among Men 18-24, Men 18-34 and Men 18-49. The series’ 6.0 rating among Men 18-24 is its best since 1998 and up +34% vs. season ten. In its timeslot (Wednesdays, 10:00-10:30 p.m.), the series has been the most watched program in all of television among Men 18-24 and ranked #1 in cable among Men 18-34, Men 18-49 and Persons 18-49.