FOX’s ‘Our Kind of People’ Opens to Lukewarm Ratings

Published: Monday 27th Sep 2021 by Rashad

September 21 brought with it the highly anticipated premiere of Lee Daniels‘ latest FOX series, ‘Our Kind of People.’

Based on the 1999 Lawrence Otis Graham book, ‘Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class,’ the soapy drama stars Morris Chestnut, Yaya DaCosta, Joe Morton, Alana Bright, Kyle Bary, Nadine Ellis, Rhyon Nicole Brown, Debbi Morgan, and more as members of its main cast.

And while the exploration of Black opulence is one that got Twitter users chatting during the show’s premiere last Tuesday, that fanfare did not exactly translate to ‘Our Kind of People’ pulling the kind of ratings Daniels’ TV productions are accustomed to.

Viewership = 1.65 million

With opening viewership of 1.65 million, ‘People’ placed eighth on the list of the top 11 most-viewed primetime network programs that aired September 21.

On a more promising note, the Yaya DaCosta-led show’s viewership landed it at #2 for its hour – bested only by CBS crime drama, ‘FBI: Most Wanted’ (which raked in a whopping 7.12 million viewers).

Among all scripted shows that aired last Tuesday across cable and network television, ‘People’ was the 6th most-watched program.  Only CBS’ three ‘FBI’ iterations, FOX’s ‘New Amsterdam,’ and FOX’s ‘The Resident’ raked in more eyes.

Catch ‘Our Kind of People’ when it airs Tuesdays at 9p/8p CST only on FOX.


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  1. QuingB September 27, 2021

    Needs more promo & social media activity. I never heard of this show until now. I might check it out if it’s available for streaming. Otherwise, good luck Lee!! 😩

  2. Happy-n-Rich September 28, 2021

    By today’s standards, these ratings are actually not that bad.

  3. Anne September 29, 2021

    I thought the first episode was good, looks promising so far. Think people should give it a look.

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