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‘Atlanta’ Season 2 Premiere Is Cable’s Most-Watched Scripted Comedy Telecast In Over A Year

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The Season 2 of Atlanta, also known as Atlanta Robbin’ Season, has debuted to very strong ratings.

According to the network the Donald Glover comedy had 1.8 million total viewers in Live+3 numbers and had 1.3 million viewers in the adults 18-49 demographic.

This puts it  7 percent above the Season 1 premiere and nearly 10 percent more the series’ Season 1 average.

According to the network, this marks the best basic cable primetime scripted comedy telecast in more than a year.

In Atlanta Robbin’ Season, two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families. Earn Marks (Donald Glover) is a young manager trying to get his cousin’s career off the ground. Alfred Miles aka Paper Boy (Brian Tyree Henry) is a new hot rapper trying to understand the line between real life and street life. Darius (Lakeith Lee Stanfield) is Alfred’s right-hand man and visionary.  Van (Zazie Beetz) is Earn’s best friend and the mother of Earn’s daughter. Donald Glover serves as Executive Producer, along with Paul Simms, Dianne McGunigle and Stephen Glover. Atlanta is produced by FX Productions.

The first season of Atlanta won two Emmy Awards as well as two Golden Globe Awards and AFI, Peabody, PGA, WGA, TCA, NAACP and Critics’ Choice Awards.

Source: Shadow & Act

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