Not only did Black-ish pull solid ratings in its 9 p.m. series premiere Wednesday night, it managed to keep the majority of Modern Family’s audience from turning the channel…something ABC hasn’t been able to do in a number of years.
(Just ask fellow 9:30 Wednesday casualties “Happy Endings,” “Suburgatory,” “Cougar Town,” “Mr. Sunshine” and “Super Fun Night.”)
According to Nielsen numbers, Black-ish drew 10.8 million viewers, retaining 99 percent of Modern Family audience of 10.9 million – which, according to ABC, is the best a Modern Family lead-out has done…ever.
Reactions to the series premiere on Black Twitter were largely positive…