As reported by Vulture’s Josef Adalian, Inside Amy Schumer drew a higher Nielsen rating among males 18 to 34 than any other TV offering Tuesday night. The show’s 2.0 rating (UPDATE: According to a Comedy Central representative, the final rating was a 2.44) bested even that of its lead-in, the forever-bro-friendly collection of online humiliations and incredulous facial expressions that make up Tosh.0. The sketch series didn’t boast cable’s largest overall viewership—that, as ever, belonged to a repeat of The Big Bang Theory—but in the qualified standards of a network that Inside Amy Schumer itself identifies as “male-skewing,” this is still a major victory. (Regardless of that same sketch’s satirical implication that these viewers are tuning in less because of Schumer’s sense of humor and more because of her looks.)
Suggesting that the show can continue looking to its audience for comedic fodder: Female viewers in the same age bracket did not rate the premiere a “would bang” on a scale of 1 to 10, with the episode’s rating coming in at a comparatively small 0.5 among adult women under 34. Then again, maybe that’s an indication that the young women of America demand more than one Paul Giamatti appearance per episode.
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