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5.5 Million Tune in to U.S. Debut of Jeff Dunham’s “Controlled Chaos”09/28/2011
5.5 MILLION TUNE IN TO U.S. DEBUT OF JEFF DUNHAM’S “CONTROLLED CHAOS”
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(Los Angeles) Global standup comedy sensation and multimedia phenomenon Jeff Dunham has triumphed yet again as the premiere Comedy Central airing of his fourth TV special, “Controlled Chaos,” drew 5.5 million viewers on Sunday night September 25 and a 2.6 rating with viewers 18-49.
Chart numbers for the home market DVD & Blu-ray sales of “Controlled Chaos,” which hits stores on Tuesday, September 27, jumped #1 Comedy in comedy titles and #5 in all DVDs/Blu-ray title sales. “Controlled Chaos” is being released by Comedy Central Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.
Dunham also stoked a significant buzz with the special, coming in as the third most-talked about cable show that night behind the premiere of the second season of the acclaimed HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” and a pivotal episode of the six Emmy Award winning show “Breaking Bad.” The statistics were measured by Trendrr.tv, a comprehensive television index that ranks shows by their activity across a number of social networks.
The American premiere of “Controlled Chaos” was part of an unprecedented same-day worldwide debut of a comedy special that saw the show bowing in a dozen territories around the globe, including Canada, U.K., Holland, Sweden, France, Australia and other nations.
The initial overnight feedback on “Controlled Chaos” attests that Dunham’s already amazing popularity continues to surge, and confirm that his remarkable home market sales numbers of more than 7 million units to date on his three previous specials and TV series will quickly add more millions. The observation by The New York Times Magazine on Dunham’s success that “huge would be an understatement” is even becoming an understatement itself as his across-the-board popularity and sales figures continue to display an even steeper upward trajectory.
Ever since Dunham debuted his first self-produced comedy special, “Arguing With Myself,” in 2006, he leapt from the comedy club circuit into theaters and not long after arenas and other major venues in North America and overseas. For three years running he has been the highest-earning live comedy act in North America as well as for two years in a row worldwide in the wake of three tours of Europe as well as visits to South Africa and Australia. His Internet presence is just as significant with more than half-a-billion worldwide views of his online clips, nearly 6.5 million Facebook followers, and being the #1 comedian on MySpace. He also scored last year as an author when his unique autobiography, “All By My Selves” – just released as a trade paperback on September 6 – spent three weeks on The New York Times Book Review bestsellers list.
“Controlled Chaos” will air again on Saturday, October 1 at 10 PM Eastern & Pacific Times/9 Central/8 Mountain. (Times subject to change. Check local listings to confirm.) He now takes his all new Controlled Chaos live show on tour into 2012.
Further information on Jeff Dunham is at: www.jeffdunham.com.