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

Wednesday, April 14

The Goldbergs - "Who's Afraid of Bree Bea?" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After realizing there may be trouble in lovers’ paradise for Erica and Geoff, Beverly involves herself in their relationship as well as Barry and Joanne’s to make sure everyone stays together. Meanwhile, Adam and Brea are cast opposite of each other in the school play, but their excitement for one another’s success grows dim when one starts to outshine the other onstage.

Home Economics - "Mermaid Taffeta Wedding Dress, $1,999" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The Hayworth family is invited to the wedding of longtime family friend Spags. When Connor enlists Tom’s help to write and re-write a wedding toast, things take an unexpected turn between the brothers. Sarah realizes Denise is upset they never had a real wedding, while Marina meticulously plans her drinking schedule for a night out without the kids.

The Conners - "Regrets, Rehabs and Realtors" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dan encounters a surprise visitor who shares some unsolicited advice, leaving him feeling guilty. Meanwhile, Darlene welcomes a new employee to Wellman Plastics.

Call Your Mother - "The Prime of Miss Jean Raines" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Before Sharon leaves town, she and Jean decide to plan a trip to Vegas. Meanwhile, Celia and Freddie have a serious conversation about whether or not they want kids.

United States of Al - "Pilot" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Marine veteran Riley, home at last after serving in Afghanistan, is happily reunited with his friend Awalmir, who goes by Al, the interpreter with his unit, after a long struggle to get him a visa to travel to the United States from Afghanistan.

United States of Al - "Repair/Tarmim" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Al uses his skills as a translator to try and repair the tense relationship between Riley and his estranged wife, Vanessa. Also, Lizzie is heartbroken when she is at a party and loses her late fiancĂ©’s dog tags.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 12)

Wednesday, April 14

  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Watch Terry on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (How to Be a Gentleman/Veronica's Closet/The Larry Sanders Show) - Mary is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Margaret Cho (All-Americna Girl) - Margaret will be on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Topher Grace (Home Economics/That '70s Show) - Topher chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Dylan McDermott (No Activity/LA to Vegas) - Dylan appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jonh Corbett (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll/United States of Tara) - John talks about Rebel on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jason Biggs (Outmatched/Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason will be on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kyra Sedgwick (Call Your Mother) - Kyra appears on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Emma Kenney (The Conners/Roseanne) - Emma talks about Shameless on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole talks about Netflix's Nailed It and TBS' Wipeout on Access Daily, so check your local listings.


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

Corporate - Season 2 Fam - The Complete Series Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series Til Death - The Complete Series

01/22 - Corporate - Season 2
01/22 - Corporate - Season 3
02/02 - Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - The Complete Series (2021 Retail Release)
02/16 - Fam - The Complete Series
02/23 - Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series
03/02 - Blue Mountain State - The Complete Series
03/02 - Happy Together - The Complete Series
03/02 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-4 (DVD) (Blu-ray)
04/20 - 'Til Death - The Complete Series

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