Looks like you really love Atlanta. The new comedy created by rapper/actor Donald Glover scored some big ratings on it’s debut viewing and the second episode was the talk of Twitter on Tuesday night.
FX Networks has released the first numbers on Atlanta and they are looking pretty good.
The premiere telecast (Tuesday, September 6, 2016; 10PM-10:35PM) was basic cable’s most-watched scripted primetime comedy debut in Adults 18-49 (1.2 million) since the April 2013 series premiere of Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central). In Total Viewers, Atlanta was basic cable’s second most-watched scripted primetime comedy series premiere in the last two years (1.8 million), behind only Wrecked (TBS) earlier this year. The premiere telecast was followed immediately by the second episode, which held 90% of Total Viewers (1.6 million) and 92% of Adults 18-49 (1.1 million).
Among FX Networks series, Atlanta is FX’s most-watched original comedy series premiere in both Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers since Wilfred’s premiere in June 2011. The Live+3 lift of the series premiere of Atlanta in Adults 18-49 (72%) and Total Viewers (68%) was one of the highest among FX comedy series premieres, behind Baskets in Adults 18-49 (80%) and Total Viewers (69%). In January, the series premiere of the FX comedy series Baskets was the most-watched basic cable primetime comedy series premiere since 2014 in both Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers on a Live+3 basis.
Atlanta [is] currently the most critically acclaimed comedy series of the year with a Metacritic score of 90.
On Tuesday night’s episode the lead character Earn showed just how real the struggle is. He started out the episode trying to buy a kid’s meal at Zesto’s and tried to take his baby mama out on a date with just $62 in his bank account. C’mon brah.
Paperboi also showed that he was about that life when he went all the way out in the woods to make a drug deal with none other than the Migos.
Check out what some were saying about it.
Atlanta airs on FX on Tuesdays at 10 p.m.