A new sitcom is off to a fast start in the ratings, claiming the title of cable’s top new comedy series of the year in the key demo of viewers 18-49. TBS announced that “The Detour,” which launched April 11, claimed the No. 1 spot by delivering 848,000 adults 18-49 in Live + 3, along with 1.5 million total viewers.
The show has done well in time-shifted viewing, gaining 37% in the 18-49 demo in L+3 vs. L+Same Day. Across all TBS platforms, the show has reached an average of 5.3 million viewers through its first two episodes, both of which premiered April 11.
The show about a road trip by a mildly dysfunctional family stars Jason Jones and Natalie Zea. TBS has already ordered a 13-episode second season.
New episodes premiere on Mondays.