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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.

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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