The general conscious
among both reviewers and viewers seems to be that Aaron McGruder’s absence from Season Four of The
Boondocks was very obviously noticeable in
the premiere episode Monday night.
However, that didn’t
stop people from watching the show. In fact, Monday’s season premiere garnered the show’s
highest ratings ever, and was the most-watched primetime program on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim in five
The first airing
of the episode drew some 1.4 million viewers in the 18-34 demo of adults, and the
show was No. 1 on all of broadcast and cable programs in that same
demo, “up 50% from viewers in the key demos.“
even beat out NBC’s The Voice and
the NBA playoffs on TNT.
the ratings will continue on this level after
the general disappointment of the opening episode will be seen in future episodes.