Tuesday, January 29, 2019

New Comedy Central Comedy Premieres Big; YouTube Gets More Liza on Demand

The Other Two

Comedy Central continues to chase its wildest ratings dreams, delivering a huge Thursday night with the series premiere of The Other Two attracting 2.25 million total viewers, including streaming and replays. The scripted comedy from former Saturday Night Live head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, which received rave reviews from critics and a Certified Fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes, drew a gross average audience of 849,000 total viewers across three telecasts on Thursday, along with 1.4 million views of the pilot on YouTube. The 10:30 p.m. premiere on Comedy Central posted a 0.23 P18-49 LSD rating and improved on year ago time period levels with key female demos: W18-49 (.21, +28%), W18-34 (.20, +29%) and W25-54 (.23, +28%). 

 The final season premiere of Broad City attracted a gross average audience of 734,000 total viewers across two plays on Thursday, while #BroadCity was in the top 10 Twitter Trends for an hour after it premiered. Broad City posted a .34 P18-49 rating, up +31% from the same 10 p.m. time period in 2018. Compared to last season's finale, this season's premiere was up +13% with P18-49 and +61% with W18-49 (.30 rating). Forty-five percent of the P18-49 audience was female, which is a higher composition than any prior season average. The two premieres continue Comedy Central's January hot streak, following success for original programming including Drunk History, Corporate, Ron Funches: Giggle Fit and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. 


Liza on Demand

YouTube announced that it has ordered a second season of the popular series Liza on Demand produced by Above Average Productions. Since its debut on June 27, 2018, the first episode of Liza on Demand has generated over 20 million views. The eight-episode, half-hour series will begin production this spring and debut on YouTube Premium in 2019. In Liza on Demand, viewers follow the chaotic misadventures that ensue as the eponymous character takes on various tasks and odd jobs, as she tries to get ahead in the gig economy. Featuring a young diverse cast, season one took satirical stabs at topics like gender bias and romantic tropes. Season two promises even more laughs and misadventures as Liza takes on a brand new set of challenges. Series star Liza Koshy (Freakish, Jingle Ballin', Boo! a Madea Halloween) is set to return for a second season along with cast member Travis Coles (By the Book, Superstore, Great News). Koshy has two wildly successful YouTube channels with a cumulative audience of more than 24.1 million subscribers and 2.5 billion-plus views. She is also a co-creator and executive producer of the series.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, February 16

Henry Danger - "Grand Theft Otto" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Piper's school parrot, Otto, starts to repeat that Henry is Kid Danger, Henry and Jasper have to stall until Ray, Charlotte and Schwoz can find a way to fix things.

Cousins for Life - "Super Ivy" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Leaf creates a graphic novel with a superhero based on his sister, Ivy; when the publisher insists on changing the lead character to a boy, the kids must convince the publisher that girls can be heroes too.

Knight Squad - "Love at First Knight" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
As Warwick's infatuation with the Princess becomes a liability during training, Arc and Ciara help him focus by setting him up with another beautiful princess, but she may not be as sweet as she seems.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 11)

Friday, February 15

  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Watch Tracy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rosie O'Donnell (Gimme a Break!) - Rosie appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He talks about Fox's The Masked Singer and Netflix's You Complete Me, Ho on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) - Brian appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris talks about The Enemy Within on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Cavemen/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings. Jerry and his wife Rebecca Romijn talk about the 2019 American Rescue Dog Show on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Happy Days) - Henry stops by The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Hudson Street/Full House) - Lori talks about When Calls the Heart on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Dan Cortese (What I Like About You/Veronica's Closet) - Dan is part of the panel on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Daniel Radcliffe (Miracle Workers) - Daniel is a guest on Couch Surfing at 8am.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season

01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 2 - Volumes 6-10
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
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