‘South Park’ Pandemic Special Notches 7-Year Ratings High

Coronavirus-themed episode pulled in 4.05 million viewers across ViacomCBS networks

The “South Park” pandemic episode reached 4.05 million total viewers on Wednesday night, marking the highest-rated episode of the animated comedy in seven years.

The episode, titled “The Pandemic Special,” earned a 2.06 rating among adults under 50, according to Nielsen’s live-plus-same-day measurement. That number marks a 168% increase over last season’s average rating of 0.77.

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Reid Nakamura

Reid Nakamura

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