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Great Third Season Start to ‘Sunny’ September 17, 2007 7:00 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cable TV, FX, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, News, Nielsen TV Ratings.
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The third season premiere of the FX comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, got off to a very successful start this past Thursday, drawing 2.3 million viewers in its 10:00 p.m. timeslot.

Premiering in the fall instead of the summer, the series increased by 62% over its June 2006 second season premiere (1.7 million), which was at that point the most-watched show on the network.

In the demographics, gains were also notched among adults 18-49 (+77% –1.0 million to 1.8 million) and among adults 18-49 (+140% — 527,000 to 1.3 million).

The network aired a second episode of the series at 10:30 p.m. and it drew 1.9 million viewers (1.4 million among adults 18-49 and 1 million among adults 18-34)

For comparison, the second season of the show averaged 1.3 million viewers and 902,000 viewers among adults 18-49 so this was a very successful premiere for the network.

Source: Nielsen Media Research (via Hollywood Reporter)

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