from James Hibberd:
Comedy Central’s “Important Things With Demetri Martin” was the network’s most-watched series premiere since “Chappelle’s Show” in 2003.
The comedian’s Wednesday night debut (clip below) drew 2.4 million viewers and a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49. The adult demo number was the highest since 2003’s “Reno 911!” and “Things” was the fourth-highest-rated program of the night across all of cable. In fact, Martin’s premiere drew bigger numbers than its lead-out, “The Daily Show” (2.3 million, 1.2), where Martin used to appear as a “youth correspondent.”
Hibberd is starting to post more cable show information intraweek, and there is some additional detail for Tuesday and Wednesday in the post above including Nip Tuck, Top Chef, Real World and T.I.’s Road to Redemption so keep your eye on Hibberd’s The Live Feed for more intra-week Nielsen cable show ratings data reporting.