boondocksLike The Game, which set ratings records when revived by BET, another comedy series targeting black audiences came back roaring after a lengthy break from television. Last night’s Season 4 bow of the Sony Pictures TV-produced animated series The Boondocks on Adult Swim set series highs across all key demos, including adults 18-34 (1.40 million) and adults 18-49 (1.9 million), up 50% from the show’s previous season averages. It was Adult Swim’s most-watched primetime telecast among key adult demographics in at least five years. The Boondocks premiere was the No. 1 TV program in all of television last night — broadcast or cable — among Adult Swim’s target 18-34 demographic, topping NBC’s The Voice (1.36 million) and TNT’s NBA Playoffs coverage (1.16 million).

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Based on Aaron McGruder’s comic strip, The Boondocks premiered on Adult Swim in 2005. Four years after the 2010 third-season finale, Adult Swim last month announced the series’ return for a fourth and final season without McGruder, who had served as showrunner on the first three seasons. Neither the four-year hiatus nor McGruder’s statement distancing himself from the new season seems to have deterred fans from coming back in droves.