When Comedy Gets Blue, Ratings Rise

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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.