https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/20 ... re-ratings
menime123 wrote:I loved it! Debuted with 10.2 million viewers which is pretty good for a show that went off air 11 years ago!
And something even more remarkable: Will & Grace‘s Season 9 premiere last night was up from the comedy’s eighth-season opener 12 years ago, on September 29, 2005 (9.81 million). In total viewers, last night’s opener outperformed both the Season 7 and Season 8 averages for Will & Grace, which aired at a time when the total number of original scripted series was less than half of what it is today, DVR was in its infancy and SVOD was nonexistent, with Netflix still exclusively in the DVD-by-mail business. Even in the adults 18-49 demographic, Will & Grace’s return is down a modest 17% from its last season premiere 12 years ago. That is less than the declines many returning series have been posting vs. last year.
The ‘problem’ is US comedy is lacking as of late - Modern Family aside, there isn’t a half hour sitcom that ever successfully captured the audience Friends and W&G left behind. Sure there are comedy shows, but people like to laugh - and to keep laughing, particularly in times of uncertainty.
The opening episode feels like it’s picked up exactly where it left off (give or take a finale) and is perhaps more ballsy than ever. What’s not to love? There are genuine laugh out loud moments that just shine, they aren’t afraid to pack a punch against establishment and each of them are as crazy as ever. Although I wanted more Karen
The key is how well it performs over the next few weeks. If it retains its audience I wouldn’t be surprised to hear season 10 gets a few more episodes and that season 11 has been ordered.
But for now... #MakeAemericaGayAgain