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‘Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell’ Scores Best Ratings Ever Heading Into Nightly Broadcast

'Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell' Scores Best Ratings Ever Heading Into Nightly Broadcast

This should please fans of his show…

I haven’t been a regular watcher of W. Kamau Bell’s series on FX; I did watch a few of the early episodes, and wasn’t immediately hooked on his style. And with so much else competing for my time, I never really returned to it. 

I’ve caught a few clips from the show here and there, usually when friends share on Facebook or Twitter share. And I’d say that I probably appreciate his interview segments with guests more than his stand-up routine.
But no matter, I’m happy for the brotha, and glad to see that the show continues to blossom, and attract attention. And a hat-tip to Chris Rock for giving him a chance.
I’ll start to work my way back into the series, especially in light of recent news that FX promoted the show from a weekly to a nightly series on its spin-off network, FXX, scheduled to launch this fall, and also, today’s news that the series scored its best ratings ever on May 30.
When it returns this fall to a nightly program, it’ll be going directly up against The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, at 11pm, every night. 
The ratings details via press release from FX:


In spite of going head-to-head with the NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals, and post-game coverage on May 30, TOTALLY BIASED with W. KAMAU BELL scored its best ratings yet.

· Totally Biased delivered Series Highs in Total Viewers (577,000) and Women 18-49 (178,000)

· Notched its Second Most-Watched Telecast Ever Among Adults 18-49, Men 18-49 and ALL Key 25-54 demos

· Week-to-week, Totally Biased vaulted to new heights, showing double-digit growth in all key demos:

+90% among Adults 18-49

+109% among Women 18-49

+79% among Men 18-49

On this week’s all-new Totally Biased (Thursday, June 6 @ 11pm), Kamau welcomes journalist and author Alison Stewart as his guest.

This summer, W. Kamau Bell and writers from Totally Biased will unleash the 10-city Totally Biased Stand Up Tour with W. Kamau Bell, a prelude to the September unveiling of Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell as a nightly strip on the new channel, FXX.

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