The wingnuts will probably blame Obama for this: "The Boondocks" returned after a two-year hiatus and immediately scored its biggest demo ratings ever.
Aaron McGruder’s sharp-edged animated series drew 2.55 million viewers for Adults Swim Sunday, the show’s biggest overall tally since its first season in 2006. But the real story was in the demos.
"Boondocks," from Sony Pictures Television, had its best-ever numbers in adults 18-34 and adults 18-49. And it was tops in its 11:30 p.m. time slot in all TV — broadcast or cable — with adults 18-34.
Among men 18-24, "Boondocks" beat out every single TV series presentation, broadcast or cable, except for Fox’s one-hour "Family Guy" 150th episode special. Not surprisingly, the show substantially improved Adult Swim’s year-ago Sunday night average.
And since Nielsen ain’t the only way to measure a show’s impact these days, Sony sent along a couple of other stats touting the pop culture pop for "Boondocks." The show’s already been streamed more than 200,000 times on Adult Swim’s website. And on Sunday, "Boondocks"-related hashtags accounted for 5 of 10 trending topics on Twitter for a time.