Comedy Dials 911! for Ratings

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Comedy Central locked up strong ratings with the July 23 series premiere
of Reno 911!.

The character-driven send-up of a cop drama recorded a 1.9 household rating
and some 2.2 million viewers during its debut at 10:30 p.m., according to
Nielsen Media Research data.

The half-hour unscripted series -- created by and starring Viva
and The State alumni Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney and
Thomas Lennon -- earned a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49 (1.5 million

Reno’s performance made it only the network’s second series -- besides
Chappelle’s Show
-- to ever build on a South Park