When Comedy Gets Blue, Ratings Rise


Comedy Central appeals to the Blue Collar viewer.

The network said Wednesday that Monday night’s premiere of its Blue Collar Comedy Tour was the most-watched movie in its history, drawing more than 2 million viewers and a 1.3 Nielsen Media Research rating in adults 18-49.

The movie, which was never released theatrically, features stand-up performances from Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Ron White and Larry "The Cable Guy," as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the comedians off-stage as they hang out at the local flea market and interact with their fans.

Comedy will air encore presentations of Blue Collar Comedy Tour Sunday at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.