NBC's 'Welcome to Sweden' Out-Rates All Episodes of Last Summer's Original Comedies

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July 11th, 2014

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via press note:

  • The debut of “Welcome to Sweden” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.5million viewers overall from 9:01-9:30 p.m. ET) grew+50% week to week versus last week’s “Undateable” rating in the slot (with a 0.9 rating vs. 0.6). In the time period, “Welcome to Sweden” ranked #2 in adults 18-34 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox and was #2 outright among those networks in adults 25-54.   The debuting comedy retained 100% of its 18-49 lead-in from “Hollywood Game Night,” while equaling NBC’s top 18-49 rating in the slot since June 5 and delivering NBC’s biggest overall audience in the time period since May 29.
  • “Welcome to Sweden” out-rated every episode of all three of last summer’s original comedies on the Big 4 networks (NBC’s “Save Me” and Fox’s “Anger Management” and “The Goodwin Games”) in adults 18-49 and total viewers.
  • “Welcome to Sweden” is the second-highest rated summer comedy debut in five years (since ABC’s “The Goode Family” in 2009), behind only “Undateable” over that span) in 18-49 and total viewers and is NBC’s second-highest rated summer comedy debut in 10 years (since “Come to Papa” in 2004), behind only “Undateable” over that span) in 18-49 and total viewers.
  • “Working the Engels” (0.7/2 in18-49, 2.8 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET) grew +38% week to week in total viewers versus last week’s “Undateable” audience in the slot (2.755 million vs. 1.993 million).
  • “Working the Engels” tied for #2 in the time period among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults, men and women 18-34.
  • “Last Comic Standing” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) ranks #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in the time period in adults 18-49.  “Last Comic” finished #1 in the hour for an eighth straight telecast versus all competition on those nets excluding the NBA Finals.
  • “Hollywood Game Night” (0.9/4 in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall from 8-9:01 p.m. ET) grew from its first half-hour to its second by +11% in 18-49 (to a 1.0 from a 0.9).  “Hollywood Game Night” held steady or grew from half-hour to half-hour in every key ratings measure.
 
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