Cartoon Network Celebrates Thanksgiving Ratings Feast With Young Justice, Firebreather
Cartoon Network has much to be thankful for following big ratings over the long holiday weekend. The premiere of new series Young Justice and the CGI-movie Firebreather both drew big audiences.
Young Justice, which introduces a team of teenage superheroes from the DC Comics universe, pulled 2.55 million viewers for a special one-hour preview on Friday night. That represents a 36 percent increase from the same timeslot last year, a good omen for the series, which begins weekly episodes in January.
The holiday began with a blast from Firebreather on Wednesday night. In addition to a total audience of 3.69 million viewers, the movie — which is based on an Image Comics series featuring a high school student coping with his half-human/half-dragon lineage — was the night's No. 1 program for all the kids and boys demographics.
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