FX's New Original Comedy Series MARRIED is Ratings Hit
Television viewers blissfully embraced Married life, as FX's newest original comedy series starring Nat Faxon and Judy Greer from Executive Producer Andrew Gurland scored 1.5 million Total Viewers and 1.1 Million Adults 18-49 in its initial run (7/17/14, 10:00-10:30 PM). Its two encore telecasts combined to deliver an audience of 2.2 million Total Viewers and 1.6 million Adults 18-49 (Live+3 basis).
Married's premiere made it FX's #4 most-watched original comedy series debut in delivery of Adults 18-49 behind Wilfred, Lucky and Archer. Additional top ranks across FX's original comedy roster for a premiere episode include #2 in Women 18-34, #3 in Women 18-49, and #4 in Adults 18-34 and Women 25-54 (Live+3 basis).
Episode 2 of Married, "The Shower," airs tonight, July 24 at 10:00 pm e/p. AJ and Jess hijack Russ and Lina's night out. (Written by Andrew Gurland and Salamo Levin; directed by Jesse Peretz.)
(SOURCE: THE NIELSEN COMPANY; NOTE: ALL RATINGS, RANKERS AND COMPARISONS ARE ON A LIVE+3 MEASUREMENT.)
Married is a half hour comedy about being miserably in love. Russ and Lina Bowman can barely remember what life was like before kids, debt, and suburbia rained on their romance - but every once in a while, in between the arguments about their declining sex life and who's driving carpool, they are reminded what drew them together in the first place - they're best friends. The show also features Russ and Lina's friend AJ, who is recently divorced and pretending he's over his wife, and their other friend Jess, who is Married to a much older man who can't keep up with her.
Married stars Nat Faxon as "Russ," Judy Greer as "Lina," Brett Gelman as "AJ" and Jenny Slate as "Jess." Paul Reiser guest stars as "Shepard," Jess' husband. The series was created by Andrew Gurland (The Virginity Hit, Mail Order Wife), who wrote and directed the pilot and serves as Executive Producer/Showrunner, alongside Executive Producers Peter Principato and Paul Young. The series is produced by FX Productions.
FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel of FX Networks, a business unit of FOX Networks Group. FX Networks is comprised of FX, FXM and FXX, its newest channel, which debuted on September 2, 2013. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in more than 97 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including Sons of Anarchy, Justified, The Americans, The Bridge, Tyrant and The Strain; the miniseries American Horror Story; the critically-acclaimed limited series Fargo; the acclaimed hit comedy series Louie and Archer; and scripted comedies Married and You're The Worst, and recently ordered The Comedians and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. The network's library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FX's roster of acquired hit series includes Two and a Half Men, Anger Management and, coming in 2014, Mike & Molly.