The Lee Daniels-produced drama, ‘Our Kind of People,’ may not have courted the kind of audience the superstar director/producer is used to garnering for his television efforts upon its September 21 premiere, but he more than rebounded with the premiere of ABC’s ‘The Wonder Years’ the following night.
Viewership: 3.23 Million
Despite ranking seventh in the list of the 14 highest-rated primetime network television programs, ‘Wonder Years’ – which reeled in 3.23 million viewers – debuted as the night’s top-rated new comedy. Among network scripted series it competed with during its viewing hour, ‘Wonder’ ranked 4th.
A solid start, the coming-of-age comedy – which originally ran from 1988-1993 – was revamped to show the perspective of a Black family dealing with the social challenges of Montgomery, Alabama in the 1960s.
Narrated by award-winning actor Don Cheadle, the show stars Elisha “EJ” Williams, Saycon Sengbloh, Dule Hill, Laura Kariuki, and more.
Catch ‘Wonder Years’ when it airs Wednesday nights only on ABC.