‘Abbott Elementary’ Season 2 Premiere Ratings Steady

With much Emmy love, the ABC comedy “Abbott Elementary” went back into session Wednesday with a season 2 premiere that kept pace with last spring’s freshman finale.

According to time zone-adjusted Nielsen Live + Same Day data, Season 2 episode 1 averaged a 0.6 rating among adults aged 18-49 and 2.8 million total viewers, making it ABC’s highest-rated show during Wednesday primetime. .

That marks a solid start to the new school year for “Abbott Elementary,” which earned a 0.6 rating and 2.8 million viewers in the similar Nielsen stats for the Season 1 finale in April.

In fact, the second season premiere of “Abbott” could even continue with the first season premiere, which aired immediately after Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear’s third “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” special and got a 0.6 rating and 2.9 million total viewers.

And if the Nielsen rendition for the second season of “Abbott” is anything like the first, it will continue to grow beyond the “Live” window, especially when it comes to bringing in younger viewers: after 35 days of watching over linear and digital platforms like Hulu, “Abbott Elementary” season 1 averaged 8.11 million viewers and a rating of 2.73, per ABC.

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The first season of “Abbott Elementary” received seven Emmy nominations and a total of three awards, including one from creator and star Quinta Brunson for writing comedy, one for casting the show and the other for supporting roles. by actress Sheryl Lee Ralph.

Read Variety‘s exclusive interview about the fun cameo in the season 2 premiere of “Abbott Elementary” here.

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