By Kate Ward
Updated June 28, 2010 at 04:17 PM EDT

Futurama‘s June 24 return to the small screen garnered record ratings for Comedy Central. According to the network, the animated show attracted 2.9 million viewers total, making it the highest-rated and most-watched animated series premiere — with the exception of South Park — for Comedy Central. The series was also Thursday’s highest-rated show among men 18-34.