Comedy Has a Walk in the Park

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The premiere of season No. 9 of Comedy Central’s SouthPark Wednesday night was the highest-rated and most-watched cable show among viewers 18-49, the network said Thursday.

SouthPark posted a 2.6 Nielsen Media Research household rating and a 1.9 among viewers 18-49, drawing 3 million total viewers and 1.9 million viewers 18-49, Comedy said.

According to Comedy, the second-place cable show on the night, USA Network’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, earned a 1.7 rating among viewers 18-49, drawing 1.8 million of that demographic.