"South Park" season opener a strong performer

Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:36pm EDT
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By James Hibberd

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The 14th season premiere of Comedy Central's "South Park" was the most-watched debut for the show since 1999.

The Wednesday episode, which mocked celebrity sex addiction, was seen by 3.7 million viewers.

The series launch of new show "Ugly Americans" drew a solid 2.1 million viewers and ranked as the network's most-watched premiere among its key young male demographic since "Important Things with Demetri Martin."

Overall, Wednesday was the most-watched night of the year for Comedy Central.