Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Family ties: The New York Times looks at the television death and unexpected resurrection of Seth MacFarlane's Family Guy:

"Family Guy was revived because of an unusual turn of events. While the show was on hiatus, reruns of it on Cartoon Network proved unexpectedly successful, especially among a prized television demographic group: men 18 to 34. The series drew more young men in its late-night Cartoon Network slot (it is usually on at 11 p.m. or later) than two of its broadcast competitors, CBS's Late Show With David Letterman and NBC's Tonight Show With Jay Leno. (At the end of this month Cartoon Network plans a special week of shows, including appearances by a costumed Mr. MacFarlane portraying several of his characters.)"