After too many months away, Community returned to our TV’s last night. And surprise surprise…the ratings weren’t awful. In fact, it was the number 1 show for men 18-34 for the evening! Where were the women…?
According to The Wrap:
“Community” had a good return to NBC: The show, pulled from the midseason schedule amid low ratings, delivered NBC’s highest non-sports ratings in its timeslot in 14 months Thursday and was up 38 percent over the show’s average for original episodes this season. “American Idol” predictably won the night, as ABC’s “Missing” had a so-so premiere, according to preliminary numbers.
Airing at 8 p.m., “Community” had a 2.2/7 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. The Joel McHale-led ensemble comedy averaged a 1.6 rating earlier this season. NBC decided to bring the show back despite that low average, but has not committed to ordering a fourth season. Weighing in the show’s favor is its devoted core fan base and huge presence online.
This is good news fellow Greendale Human Beings! Could it be that Community might actually NOT be canceled this year? I can only hope and pray to Michael Jackson’s ghost as Tracy Jordan would recommend.
The episode itself was pretty good, not Critical Film Studies/My Dinner with Abed good, but good and I am excited for the rest of the season.
Below was my favorite exchange of the evening. Absolutely.
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