No Need for Comedy to Dial 911!


Comedy Central said Thursday that the third-season premiere of Reno 911! was a ratings success.

The network said the episode, which debuted Tuesday at 10 p.m., earned a 1.5 Nielsen Media Research household rating and averaged 1.9 million viewers, along with a 1.2 and 1.3 million viewers in the 18-49 demographic.

Comedy said the season-three premiere tied the ratings figures for the second-season debut despite not having South Park as a lead-in.