Enough about theatrical animation. How is Fox's Animation Domination doing? It seems pretty well.
[Thanks to the NFC playoffs,] "The Simpsons" jumped nearly 300 percent to a 6.8 rating in 18-49-year-olds, followed by the series premiere of Napoleon Dynamite which pulled an impressive 4.6 rating in the demo -- almost double that of recent time slot holder Allen Gregory. Family Guy and another Napoleon Dynamite rounded out the night with a 4.4 and a 3.6, respectively. Fox averaged 20.2 million for the night with a 8.0 rating among adults 18-49.
In the meanwhile, ABC and CBS are getting kicked in their scrawny, undernourished backsides ratings wise. Since ABC is owned by the Mouse, which ... so I've heard ... has quite a background with different kinds of cartoons, one would think that the alphabet network would try a frontal assault with some serious cartoon programming.
But such, sadly, is not the case.