Sunday’s season six premiere episode of Rick and Morty on Adult Swim was a rating hit, winning its timeslot across all basic cable. It was Sunday’s #1 most-watched telecast for women 18-24 and 18-34 and non-sports telecast for male viewers 18-24 and 18-34.
It was also the #2 most-watched non-sports program overall on Sunday for viewers 18-49, second only to House of the Dragon.
Rick and Morty solidly commanded its 11:00 pm ET/PT timeslot, winning against key late-night cable competitors including Family Guy on FXX.
After season five’s climactic ending, the highly-anticipated season six premiere episode “Solaricks” follows Rick, Morty, and the rest of the Smith family as they deal with the fallout.
“A lot was going on this weekend between heat waves, holidays, and fantasy blockbusters, and fans still showed up for the best-made animated sitcom,” said Michael Ouweleen, president of Adult Swim and Cartoon Network.
Rick and Morty was the #1 comedy across all US cable in 2017, 2019, and 2021. Since its launch, Rick and Morty ranks as one of the top series for HBO Max, both domestically and globally. Lifetime to date, Rick and Morty have been viewed over 10B times globally, across linear, digital, and streaming.
New episodes of Rick and Morty will debut each week on Adult Swim at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.