Winning: Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’ Becomes Biggest Cable Comedy Debut Since 2013

Posted September 13, 2016
ATLANTA -- Pictured: (l-r) Brian Tyree Henry as Alfred Miles, Keith Standfield as Darius, Donald Glover as Earnest Marks. CR: Matthias Clamer/FX

Via FX

Ever since FX began running the promo trailers for their new Hip Hop based series ‘Atlanta,’ I was instantly ready for it. Upon the show’s premiere last Tuesday I instantly became a fan, and apparently so did the rest of the world.

With only one episode in (well two if you count that episode one featured two 30 minute segments in the full hour it premiered), the series has apparently brought in major ratings for the network. In fact, it is officially the strongest primetime comedy debut since Inside Amy Schumer in 2013.. Via Complex:

According to the stats surrounding last week’s double-episode premiere, the answer is a very firm hell yes. FX Networks announced Tuesday that Atlanta bagged the “best audience of any basic cable primetime scripted comedy” in more than three years in the coveted 18 to 49 demographic.

When measured under the Live+3 (i.e. DVR-esque viewing included) criteria, that brings Atlanta‘s total audience for the series premiere to an impressive 3 million. As for that braggable 18 to 49 demographic, 1.9 million of the premiere’s viewers fell within that range.

Atlanta now stands as the most critically acclaimed comedy series of the year, currently resting atop a Metacritic score of 90.

Kudos to Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino and the rest of the cast! We are looking forward to episode 3 tonight (Sep 13)

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