Tender Touches

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Tender Touches
Tender Touches (2017) logo.png
Created by
Based onDave & The Crossword Guys
by Matt Harrigan
Voices of
Ending themeChris Michols
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Matt Harrigan
Mike Lazzo
Production company(s)Six Point Harness (season 2)
Williams Street
Original networkAdult Swim
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Original releaseDecember 19, 2017 (2017-12-19) –
Related showsFishCenter Live
External links
Tender Touches - Adult Swim

Tender Touches is an American adult animated series created by David Bonawits, Lauren Payne, and Maxime Simonet, that premiered on December 19, 2017, on Adult Swim.[1] Season 2 premiered on November 26, 2018.


In 2017, Adult Swim showcased their new television pilots including Hot Streets and Tender Touches as part of their "On The Green" tour across the United States.[2][3][4] The series is a parody of soap operas and was based on a segment from Bloodfeast created by hosts Dave Bonawits and Maxime Simonet of FishCenter Live fame.[4]

Broadcast and release[edit]


Season Time slot (ET)
2017–18 Weekdays at 12:30 am (episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Weekdays at 12:45 am (episodes 1.5, 2.5, 3.5, 4.5, 5.5)

Nielsen ratings[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedViewers (millions)Rank
First airedLast aired
15December 19, 2017 (2017-12-19)December 23, 2017 (2017-12-23)0.729[5][6]18[6]
25November 26, 2018 (2018-11-26)November 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)TBATBA

The first episode "Heated Floors" was watched by 0.729 million viewers on its first broadcast on Adult Swim and "Heated Floors: Operetta" was watched by 0.63 million viewers.[5][6] The program was rated TV-14 DLSV in the United States.[7] On Thursday, 21 December 2017, Tender Touches ranked third in the Top 3 after NBA basketball with 911,000 viewers.[8]


Foundation for Economic Education's Marianne March called the evening watching pilots for Hot Streets and Tender Touches, while a then-unaired episode of Squidbillies; "the perfect mix of childhood fun and adult humor."[2] Geek's Jose Rodriguez praised the show with "holy crap this show is hilarious [...] [I]t’s exactly the kind of offbeat, disturbing, and hilarious show that Adult Swim used to make.[3] Bubbleblabber's John Schwarz reviewed Tender Touches favorably, saying "you’re in for a real surprise."[4]


  1. ^ Adult Swim staff (December 18, 2017). "Adult Swim Schedule". Adult Swim. The Cartoon Network, Inc. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  2. ^ a b March, Marianne (September 22, 2017). "[adult swim] Was Built on Brilliant Branding". Foundation for Economic Education. fee.org. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Rodriguez, Josef (October 5, 2017). "NYCC: Adult Swim's On the Green Tour". Geek. Geek Media Ventures/Source Interlink Media. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Schwarz, John (December 17, 2017). "Adult Swim To Premiere Five Nights Of "Tender Touches" – Bubbleblabber". Bubbleblabber. bubbleblabber.com. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Bunch, Rebecca (December 19, 2017). "Monday Cable Ratings, 12/18/17: Holiday Baking Championship Ends Steady, The Yearly Show Low". The TV Ratings Guide. tvratingsguide.com. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  6. ^ a b c Metcalf, Mitch (December 18, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.18.2017". Showbuzz Daily. showbuzzdaily.com. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  7. ^ Adult Swim Content Rating Archive staff. "Tender Touches - Poprojo - Adult Swim Content Rating Archive". Adult Swim Content Rating Archive. Google Sites. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  8. ^ Welch, Alex (September 22, 2017). "Thursday cable ratings: NBA Basketball leads again, 'The First 48' holds steady". TV by the Numbers. Tribune Media. Retrieved January 3, 2018.

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