After three years of anticipation and two renewals for further seasons earlier than audiences even obtained to see the present, Dan Harmon’s grownup animated comedy “Krapopolis” lastly arrived with two episodes on Fox on Sunday night time, bringing a stable viewers with it.
A median 3.6 million viewers tuned in to the primary episode of “Krapopolis” on Sunday night time, in keeping with Reside + Identical Day information from Nielsen. Titled “All Hail the Goddess of Likability!,” the premiere scored a powerful 1.2 score amongst adults aged 18-49.
As is typical, viewership dropped with Episode 2 of “Krapopolis,” which aired instantly afterwards. Titled “The Stuperbowl,” the episode drew 1.8 million viewers on common, and a 0.5 amongst adults 18-49.
The “Krapopolis” premiere benefitted from airing instantly after Fox’s telecast of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs-Chicago Bears recreation. NFL video games at all times supply vital boosts to the programming that succeeds them, and Sunday’s recreation supplied significantly buzzy lead-in: Taylor Swift appeared to cheer on Chiefs tight finish Travis Kelce, who she is rumored to be courting, which prompted a frenzy on-line and will have led to a viewership bump.
“Krapopolis” additionally advantages from being the primary new scripted sequence of the autumn, because the WGA strike (coincidentally nearing its finish as of Sunday night time) and SAG-AFTRA strike have compelled broadcasters to rely largely on unscripted programming and repeats.
This information makes Episode 1 the highest-rated telecast for an unique comedy in 2023, beating the 1.0 report beforehand set by NBC’s “Night time Court docket” reboot in January — although the “Night time Court docket” premiere nonetheless had a a lot larger viewership complete with 7.4 million.
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- Dan Harmon’s ‘Krapopolis’ Attracts 3.6 Million Viewers as First Scripted Premiere of the Fall, Highest-Rated Comedy Telecast of 2023
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