TBS Comedy 'Men At Work' Off To OK Start

TBS last night premiered its first original series using its high-flying off-network comedy, The Big Bang Theory, as a launching pad. New comedy Men at Work drew 2.65 million total viewers, 1.63 million adults 18-49 and 851,000 adults 18-34 at 10 PM. That was up 14% in 18-34 and 7% in 18-49 from the Big Bang Theory repeats TBS ran in the Thursday 10 PM slot for the past four weeks. (Big Bang served as a lead-in to Men At Work last night). Additionally, the guy-oriented series created by Breckin Meyer garnered more men 18-34 (395,000) than any previous TBS original sitcom premiere, good news for TBS’ male-skewing late-night talk show Conan. (TBS’ aired a second episode of Men at Work at 10:30 PM, averaging 2.29 million total viewers, 778,000 (18-34) and 1.43 million (18-49).

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In the main ratings categories, Men At Work was behind most of TBS’ noteworthy sitcom premieres in the past 5 years, Are We There Yet? (3.2 million viewers, 1.6 million adults 18-49), Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (5.8 million viewers), Perry’s Meet The Browns (4.0 million viewers) and  The Bill Engvall Show (3.9 million), but they all premiered at 9 PM vs 10 PM for Men At Work. Men edged one other half-hour TBS comedy that premiered at 10 PM, the 2006 My Boys (1.78 million total viewers; 1.63 million adults 18-49; 756,000 adults 18-34) The Sony TV-produced Men at Work centers on four buddies who work together at a magazine.

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