On March 28, 2005, Atlanta-based Turner Broadcasting System began recording Adult Swim Nielsen ratings separately from Cartoon Network for demographic purposes.Promotions for Adult Swim are targeted towards the college age and those in their twenties and thirties, constituting the majority of their viewers.
On July 6 of that year, Adult Swim had its first broadcast on a Friday with an all-night marathon of Family Guy with one episode, Peter's Two Dads, rerunning the April Fools gag of that year, running the first half-hour of Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters in a small square on the bottom left hand corner.
Angus Oblong, creator of The Oblongs, said new episodes of the series will return to Adult Swim. This has happened two times since 2014, from October 26 to November 29, 2015 and September 26, 2016 to December 5, 2016.
On February 5, Turner Broadcasting and marketer Interference, Inc.
announced that they would pay million in amends: one million to the city of Boston, and one million in goodwill funds.
"The 'packages' in question are magnetic lights that pose no danger.
They are part of an outdoor marketing campaign in 10 cities in support of Adult Swim's animated television show Aqua Teen Hunger Force.During early mornings in December 2000 (while Space Ghost Coast to Coast was on hiatus), several new Williams Street series made unannounced "stealth" premieres.Sealab 2021, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and The Brak Show all premiered unannounced; Several creators and writers of Adult Swim shows at the San Diego Comic Con 2006 Adult Swim panel.The next day, Boston authorities arrested two men involved with the incident.Peter Berdovsky, 27, a freelance video artist from Arlington, Massachusetts, and Sean Stevens, 28, were facing charges of placing a hoax device to incite panic, as well as one count of disorderly conduct, according to CNN (which is also owned by Turner Broadcasting System).The network was granted its own Nielsen ratings report from Cartoon Network due to targeting a separate demographic.