“WORKAHOLICS” RETURNS AND RACKS UP 2.7 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS
FOR THE NIGHT WITH THE PREMIERE OF “KROLL SHOW”
DRAWING 1.8 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS
ACROSS ITS PREMIERE NIGHT
“Workaholics” was #1 in all of TV for Wednesday Prime among Men 18-24
“Workaholics” and “Kroll Show” Finish #1 and #2 in Cable
Among Men 18-34 and Men 18-24 for Wednesday Prime
“Workaholics” Ranked as the #1 Series in Cable Last Night on both SocialGuide and TrendrrTV
With #Workaholics, #GetWeird and #JetSet All Trending Worldwide
During the Telecast of the New Episode
NEW YORK, January 17, 2013 – Young men overwhelmingly decided to #GetWeird last night with the return of COMEDY CENTRAL’s hit series “Workaholics” and were treated to the premiere of the #1 brand in comedy’s newest hit, “Kroll Show,” with the two series finishing as the #1 and #2 ranked shows in cable for Wednesday Prime among Men 18-34 and Men 18-24. Overall, “Workaholics” drew 2.7 million total viewers across three plays with 1.8 million total viewers tuning-in to the three plays of “Kroll Show.”
“Workaholics” returned last night for the second half of its third season as the #1 show in all of television for Wednesday Prime among Men 18-24 (4.32 rating) and the #1 show in cable among Men 18-34 (3.02 rating). The premiere play at 10:00 p.m. drew 1.7 million total viewers (1.4 million Adults 18-49 viewers). The series also ranked as the #1 series in cable last night on both SocialGuide and TrendrrTV which saw #Workaholics, #GetWeird and #JetSet all trend worldwide during the telecast of the new episode.
“Kroll Show” starring Nick Kroll saw its series premiere rank as the #1 show in all of television on Wednesday in its 10:30 p.m. timeslot among Men 18-34 (2.14 rating) and Men 18-24 (2.76 rating). The premiere play of “Kroll Show” drew 1.2 million total viewers (987,000 Adult 18-49 viewers). Versus the 2011 series premiere of “Workaholics,” “Kroll” was up across all key demographics, including Adults 18-49 (up +48%), Men 18-34 (+60%), Men 18-24 (+114%) and total viewers (+26%).
From the minds of the hilarious and irreverent Internet sketch group Mail Order Comedy, "Workaholics" is a single-camera comedy featuring three friends who work together from 9 to 5, live together from 5 to 9 and party together 24/7. Dress codes, deadlines and waking up before noon are not things these guys are used to. They do their jobs and sometimes they even do them well, but they show up late, leave drunk and always live for the day…even if they don’t know what day it is. Whether it’s Blake (Blake Anderson) dressed in a bear coat, Adam (Adam Devine) singing about Catherine Zeta Jones while high on mushrooms or The Ders (Anders Holm) celebrating his birthday with a drinking triathlon, the boys always seem to run into trouble wherever they go.
“Workaholics” was co-created by Mail Order Comedy's Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck and 5th Year’s Dominic Russo and Connor Pritchard. The series stars Anderson, Devine and Holm and is directed by Newacheck. Executive Producers include Mail Order Comedy, Kevin Etten, 5th Year's Russo and Pritchard, Avalon Television's Richard Allen-Turner, David Martin, Jon Thoday and Isaac Horne. The series is co-executive produced by Avalon’s Dan Lubetkin. Seth Cohen and Jackie Phillips are the Executives in Charge of Production for COMEDY CENTRAL.
About “Kroll Show”
Known for his role as “Ruxin” in the FX comedy “The League,” along with his stand-up specials and roles on “Community,” “Childrens Hospital,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Portlandia,” among other credits, Nick Kroll returns to COMEDY CENTRAL as the creator/writer/star of “Kroll Show.” Not just a sketch show, the series is ultimately Kroll’s smart and absurd take on of-the-moment pop culture topics like internet life, professional sports, nightclub culture and the television landscape.
Kroll (@nickkroll) fans will recognize many of their favorite characters, including “The Ed Hardy Boyz,” featuring Kroll as “Bobby Bottleservice” and Jon Daly as his sidekick, “Peter Paparazzo;” “Aspen Bruckenheimer” and “Wendy” (a.k.a. the “Rich Dicks”); and the incomparable “Fabrice Fabrice.” They’ll also be introduced to an entirely new part of the Kroll Universe as Nick transforms himself into an eccentric cast of characters throughout the season including “Dr. Armand,” the premier canine plastic surgeon; and “Gil Faizon,” an Upper West Side, middle-aged divorcé who's obsessed with Alan Alda, of the Oh, Hello Show, which Kroll created with John Mulaney.
Joining Nick for the first season of “Kroll Show” are a roster of well-known actors and comedians such as Fred Armisen, Tess Broussard, Andy Daly, Kathryn Hahn, Ed Helms, Rob Huebel, Andy Milonakis, Chelsea Peretti and Adam Pally, who showcase their comedic abilities when they make guest appearances and add an element of surprise to the show with fans never knowing who will pop up next.
"Kroll Show" is executive produced and written by Kroll, John Levenstein ("Arrested Development") and Jonathan Krisel ("Portlandia"), who is also directing. Jon Daly ("Happy Endings") serves as Supervising Producer and actor in the series. Jim Sharp and Monika Zielinska are the Executives in Charge of Production for COMEDY CENTRAL.
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