Comedy’s Mencia Has a Mind for Ratings


Comedy Central said the debut of Mind of Mencia was its best series launch year-to-date.

The series, featuring stand-up comedian Carlos Mencia, was the third-highest-rated series debut in the network’s history, trailing only SouthPark and Reno 911!.

Mind of Mencia posted a 1.1 Nielsen Media Research household rating, a 0.9 among viewers 18-49 and an average of 1.2 million total viewers.

Comedy said Mind of Mencia retained more than 80% of South Park audience levels.