Right wing evangelical heads must be exploding after learning that “Boondocks” creator Aaron McGruder’s “Black Jesus” beat most television shows on Thursday. It raked in a solid 0.9 rating among adults 18 to 49 at 11 p.m., according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The weed-smoking “Black Jesus” topped ABC’s “Rookie Blue,” Fox “Gang Related,” NBC’s “Welcome to Sweden” and “Working the Engels.” The show also topped all orginal competition on cable TV for the day.
The premiere of “Black Jesus” was also very strong, with nearly two million viewers.
Compton-living “Black Jesus,” played by Gerald “Slink” Johnson, enraged many Christian groups because of the crass portrayal of Jesus Christ. While I found it offensive, there are more important things worth focusing on, rather than a television show.