ABC’s been having some great success with their Wednesday night comedy line-up but the execs have been trying to find a show that can fill the gap between The Middle and Modern Family. Last season’s Better with You didn’t measure up so cancelled that and are now trying Suburgatory.
Last night’s premiere, per the fast affiliate numbers, brought a 3.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.81 million viewers. That was a pretty solid number, especially leading out of The Middle which had a 2.6 demo rating. It ranked in second place for the timeslot.
Year-to-year, the network was up by 32% in the demo when compared to the series premiere of Better with You. We’ll have to wait to see if viewers come back for more in the coming weeks but this was a positive start and a good sampling for the new series.
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