"The Last O.G." Premieres as #1 Comedy, Biggest Cable Comedy Debut Since 2015
Strongest TBS Original Premiere Ever
Tracy Morgan's Comeback Delivers 1.8M Total Viewers, 882K P18-49 in LSD;
Projected to Hit 1.25 Million in L7
He's back! TBS' The Last O.G. starring Tracy Morgan, Tiffany Haddish and executive produced by Jordan Peele has claimed cable's top comedy slot with Tuesday's premiere generating 1.8M total viewers and 882K 18-49 viewers in Live + Same Day and is expected to hit a Live +7 projection of 1.252M. The series is tracking as #1 among all cable comedies this year, including premium services. This marks the biggest cable comedy premiere since 2016, the largest scripted cable comedy premiere since 2015, and the strongest TBS original debut ever. More than 6.9M total viewers (3.3M 18-49) tuned into the show over a three-night, five-telecast launch on TBS and TNT following the NCAA Final Four tournament.
Hailed by Vanity Fair as "a perfectly calibrated mix of bawdy silliness and sincere feeling" and Forbes as "a triumphant, fully formed Tracy Morgan return," this series is the latest in a string of ratings successes for the network, which saw every original returning series showing ratings growth in 2017.
The Last O.G. centers on Tray (Morgan), an ex-con released from a 15-year prison stint to a changed and unfamiliar world. Returning to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, Tray discovers that his former girlfriend Shay (Tiffany Haddish) is married to another man and has been raising Tray's twins, who he never knew existed. The series is executive produced by Tracy Morgan, Jordan Peele for Monkeypaw Productions, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum, John Carcieri and Joel Zadak of Principato Young.
TBS, a division of Turner, is one of basic cable's top entertainment networks with young adults, and home to eight of the most popular and critically acclaimed comedies on cable - Angie Tribeca, The Detour, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, People of Earth, Search Party, Wrecked, The Guest Book , and The Last O.G. - as well as animated series Final Space, American Dad! and Tarantula. TBS' slate of unscripted series includes competition series Drop the Mic and Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker's Wild. Upcoming comedies include Miracle Workers and Close Enough. TBS also presents late-night in the form of CONAN, starring Conan O'Brien, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. In addition, the TBS lineup includes popular comedy hits like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, Bob's Burgers, The Big Bang Theory, New Girl and 2 Broke Girls; blockbuster movies; and live coverage of Major League Baseball's regular and post-season play, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and ELEAGUE, Turner's eSports gaming competition.
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