13 Adult Swim Facts To Keep You Up All Night

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13 Adult Swim Facts To Keep You Up All Night

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Adult Swim changed the entire game when it came to comedy in animation, live-action, and, sometimes, a mix of both – Space Ghost Coast To Coast late-night crew 4 life.

Over the past 20 years, there have been ups like Aqua Teen Hunger ForceTim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, and Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, and there have been downs. (Give us more than just the one episode of Korgoth of Barbaria, you cowards.) Its influence has even gone beyond the channel, as the only reason Seth MacFarlane blew up was due to the masses of people discovering Family Guy via Adult Swim reruns after it had been yeeted to the curb, which forced Fox to bring it back. (Along with a Brink's truck to MacFarlane's house).

On Adult Swim's road to success, there have been tons of details and behind-the-scenes stories that deserve a bit more attention. Such as ...

Creative Freedom

adult swim Creative freedom comes first Showrunners like Rick and Morty's Dan Harmon have raved about the level of creative freedom they are allowed, which is what many feel makes the programming so unique. CRACKED.COM

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Reruns

CRACKED.COM adult swim They owe their success to reruns Reruns of shows from other networks like Futurama, Family Guy, and King of the Hill were hugely responsible for the Adult Swim's early success. The viewers attracted by the shows also gave the untested original programming a fighting chance to build their audiences.

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Bumpers

CRACKED.COM adult swim The bumpers are outsourced to artists Much care is put into Adult Swim's famous bumpers, with some of them being outsourced to prolific internet artists and animators like Worthikids, partially as a way of finding new talent

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Declining Ratings

CRACKED.COM adult swim Adult Swim and Cartoon Network have seen a steady decline in ratings Both programming blocks have shrunk over 70% since 2014. A good chunk of lost viewership was in the key 18-49 demographic. It's all probably 12 oz. Mouse's fault.

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President

CRACKED.COM adult swim The current president is a branding veteran Before taking the reins as Adult Swim president in 2020, Michael Ouweleen served as chief marketing officer for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang. Не played a key role in developing each block's unique aesthetics.

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Humble Beginnings

adult swim Adult Swim only aired two nights a week when it started The programming block aired on Sunday and Thursday nights during the first years of operation. CRACKED.COM

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Separate Ratings

CRACKED.COM adult swim Cartoon Network and Adult Swim are counted separately in ratings Though they are on the same channel, the two are different enough to warrant separate Nielsen scores.

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Adult Swim Channel

adult swim There is a 24 hour Adult Swim channel (in Canada) The dedicated Adult Swim channel, which launched in 2019, was the product of Canadian company Corus Entertainment. Perhaps not coincidentally, Canada had just fully legalized weed around that time. CRACKED.COM

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