‘Tosh.0’ Sets High Mark for Comedy

1/17/2011 12:01 AM Eastern

NEW YORK — Comedy Central’s Web humor-based series Tosh.0 set a ratings record
in its third season premiere on Jan. 11, drawing 3.6 million viewers.

The Jan. 11 premiere episode, hosted by comedian Daniel Tosh, eclipsed its prior
high of 2.7 million viewers set on July 28, according to network officials. Tosh also
set series-high benchmarks among adults 18-49 and men 18-34.

Following Tosh, Comedy Central’s new scripted series Onion SportsDome drew
1.5 million viewers in its Jan. 11, network premiere.

The series, based on satire publisher The Onion’s take on sports, posted tripledigit,
year-to-year network viewership increases in the 10:30 p.m. time slot among
adults 18-49, and double-digit increases among men 18-34 and men 18-24 compared
with the prior four-week period in the time slot, according to network officials.