“Abbott Elementary” Surpasses “Modern Family” in ABC’s Comedy Ratings

“Abbott Elementary” Surpasses “Modern Family” in ABC’s Comedy Ratings

It looks like we may have a new hit sitcom on our hands!

ABC’s ”Abbott Elementary” has been showing great success with each new episode. The workplace sitcom set a new record last month when the show’s debut episode topped ABC’s numbers as the first comedy premiere to quadruple ratings from its original air date. Now, the critically-acclaimed series has reached another milestone!

According to reports, episode two of the sitcom — which premiered on Jan. 4 — garnered “9 million total viewers and a 2.93 rating in adults 18-49 after 35 days of viewing across linear and digital platforms.” This marks the first time ABC has seen this high number of viewership since “Modern Family”‘s series finale in 2020.

The sitcom’s star studded cast includes, Quinta Brunson, Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lisa Ann Walter, and William Stanford Davis.


In a previous interview, Tyler James Williams revealed that he and legendary actress Sheryl Lee Ralph knew the show would be a hit!

“While shooting it, we looked at each other at one point and we both had that moment when we realized that this is something really special . . . After that first night, it was like, ‘Yeah, I think we better strap in. We may have a ride ahead of us.'”

“Abbott Elementary” was created and written by Quinta Brunson who also plays a lead character in the show. The sitcom follows a group of dedicated, passionate teachers in a Philadelphia public school, where they are determined to help their students succeed in life.

Quinta Brunson

“Abbott Elementary” airs on ABC on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.


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Authored by: Monique Nicole