'Key & Peele' Is Best Series Launch For Comedy Since 2009


Critically loved sketch series Key & Peele debuted to the biggest
audience (2.1 million viewers) of a Comedy Central series launch since 2009, when its male-drawing lead-in, Tosh.0, debuted.

Tosh.0's fourth-season debut just ahead of Key & Peele drew 3.1 million total viewers to its season
premiere, along with a 2.3 adult 18-49 rating, 4.1 men 18-34 rating and a 4.6
men 18-24 rating, the MTV Networks outlet said.

Scoring big with young men, Tosh.0 was the No. 1 series in
prime on Tuesday night across all of television with men 18-34 and men 18-24,
scoring the best rating among men 18-24 for any of the series’ season
premieres, Comedy Central said.

Key & Peele’s 2.1 million total included a 2.6 men 18-34
rating and a 3.3 men 18-24 rating to finish as #1 in its timeslot with both
demographics across all of television, again according to Comedy, citing
Nielsen ratings.

For the night, the inaugural episode of Key & Peele
finished behind only Tosh.0 in all of television for Tuesday prime among men
18-24.#KeyAndPeele was the #1
trending topic on Twitter during its premiere play, Comedy said.

Daniel Tosh’s Tosh.0 delves into
all aspects of the Internet from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly
ingenious in this weekly, topical series.
The series premiered on June 4, 2009 and is the most-watched and
highest-rated series on Comedy Central.