Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Rick and Morty Season 6 Premiere Is a Hit; FX Brings Comedy Specials to Hulu

Rick and Morty

As the new season of Rick and Morty unleashes around the world, fans have turned out in droves to celebrate Adult Swim's Emmy(R) award-winning animated comedy. Beginning now, fans in the U.S. and select global territories will be able to stream the season six premiere episode "Solaricks" via Adult Swim's YouTube channel until September 27. Viewership in the U.S. continues to grow since the September 4 premiere. After only three days post-premiere, the first episode of season six of Rick and Morty saw +57% growth in delivery with delayed viewing three days after its premiere, bringing its overall delivery to 1,033,000 viewers (Persons 2+).

The premiere episode saw similar gains across key adult viewers, with Adults 18-24 up +55% (90K), 18-34 +60% (335K), 18-49 up +65% (713K), and 25-54 +65% (731K). These delayed viewing gains skewed slightly higher with males, but even female audiences grew by almost +50%. Debuting in 112 countries in 38 languages, Rick and Morty also captured substantial international viewership. Rick and Morty has been the best performing animated show on HBO Max in Europe since the platform launched. The series is also in the top 10 best performing series on HBO Max in Europe in 2022. HBO Max in Latin America reported a Rick and Morty viewership growth of over 500% in the week following the debut of the season six premiere episode on the service.




Kate Berlant

FX is bringing two comedy specials exclusively to Hulu - Kate Berlant: Cinnamon in the Wind and Byron Bowers: Spiritual N***a. Both of the specials will be available Thursday, September 15 on Hulu. Kate Berlant: Cinnamon in the Wind. In her first live solo standup special, filmed in 2019, Kate Berlant (KATE, Would It Kill You to Laugh?, A League of Their Own) performs an absurdist set, in an intimate space, shared not only with the audience but the mirror reflection of herself. Directed by Bo Burnham, Kate's special distorts audience's expectations to her comedy, while also exploring her clairvoyant connection to the crowd and her inability to stop performing.

Byron Bowers

Byron Bowers: Spiritual N***a is Byron Bowers' first stand-up special. After a life-altering revelation while tripping on psychedelic mushrooms, comedian Byron Bowers (The Chi, Honey Boy, Concrete Cowboys, Kimi, Ten Year Old Tom) stumbles straight from the desert into the Decatur Boxing Club, to deliver an intimate set in his hometown Atlanta. Directed by Alma Har'el, Byron's special talks about his long journey to his first comedy special, the stigma of mental health, and how tripping on mushrooms made him understand his schizophrenic father and altered the way he feels about his Blackness.


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Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Ghosts - Season One The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

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10/18 - Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season
11/08 - Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
11/08 - Young Rock - Season Two (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/15 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Seven / The Complete Season Eight
11/22 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/29 - Ghosts - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
12/06 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection
12/13 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season
12/13 - Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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01/27 - Master of None - Season Three / The Complete Series
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