ABC’s ‘Black-Ish’ Makes Strong Ratings Debut

Published: Thursday 25th Sep 2014 by Sam

ABC‘s new freshman comedy ‘Black-Ish’ has debuted with quite the bang. A coup that will no doubt have its lead stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross smiling today.

For, despite ample debate surrounding the show – which follows a family’s struggle to gain a sense of cultural identity while living in a predominantly white, middle-class neighborhood – its premiere ratings have been a resounding success.

Details below…

Deadline reports:

New comedy Black-ish (3.3, 10.8 million) was up a tenth in the demo from the debut of Super Fun Night in the post-Modern Family time period last fall but Super Fun Night had a stronger lead-in. Black-ish showed strong retention (99% in total viewers /89% in 18-49), the best-ever in total viewers for a regular comedy debut in the slot.

What does this all translate into? Put simply, the show is off to a solid start. Although, it may be worth waiting to throw the confetti; at least until it becomes clear how well the show is able to do on its own accord. And more specifically without the new season premiere bump of established smash ‘Modern Family’, which airs just before it.

Did you catch ‘Black-Ish’? If so, what did you think? Do you see it lasting the long haul?

Your thoughts?

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  1. FutureCIARA September 25, 2014

    ONLY because it premiered after Modern Family!

    Im not judging just sayin….
    I have’nt even gave this show a chance yet… It looks so stereotypical to me.

    • blue September 25, 2014

      my thoughts exactly, i dont wanna watch a black tv show, i want a comedy….if its like my wive and kids i could get into it but Anthony has a habit of being typecast

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  2. Rihboy September 25, 2014

    Did it garner more views than on the flop tour? Hbo special?

    • RiCi September 26, 2014

      $100 million. what a flop!!!!

  3. JaySon September 25, 2014

    So we’re gonna discuss everyone else’s ratings, huh Sam? Let’s talk about 888k that occurred Saturday night…LMAO!!

  4. LOL September 25, 2014


  5. September 25, 2014

    ill check it out.

  6. LB September 25, 2014

    “New comedy Black-ish (3.3, 10.8 million) was up a tenth in the demo from the debut of Super Fun Night in the post-Modern Family time period last fall “

    Too bad the Beyonce can’t say the same with her 800K viewers and 0.5 ratings FLOP!!!!!

    People would rather watch Sponge Bob, Bleach, Attack on Titan and reruns than the bore fest that was OTR tour LMAO

    • FutureCIARA September 25, 2014

      And SOUTH PARK!!!

      They slayed with their new season ratings that same night too! LMAO

      • LB September 25, 2014


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