Grown-ish, Freeform’s spin-off of the hit ABC show Black-ish, got lots of love from audiences, with a solid debut on January 3rd that scored some of the network’s highest numbers yet for an hour-long season premiere.
Yeah, it extra broke the internet. But just in case you missed it:
- Freeform’s “grown-ish” was Wednesday’s No. 1 most social cable series
- In the first 3 days after its launch, “grown-ish” generated 4.5 million views across linear and digital platforms, making the series the best digital debut in Freeform history
- The “grown-ish” debut opened as Wednesday’s No. 1 scripted series on cable TV among Women 18-49, Women 18-34 and Females 12-34
Critics and fans dug the James Baldwin references, and shared their excitement about Freeform’s first successful black show.
Grown-ish also killed it on linear, and continued to trend throughout its premiere. Check out some of the best celebrity reactions:
Blackness, exciting characters, weed, alcohol, lit college parties, multicultural friends, diverse cast, real conversations, with a sprinkle of wokeness and the comedy Oh yeah #grownish is that show pic.twitter.com/wh856PEqu1
— BlackBrokeWoke (@BlackBrokeWoke) January 4, 2018
#Grownish just explained college in one line: “Everyone acts like they have it all together when we don’t have it all together “ 😭
— Imani Steele (@steelei824) January 4, 2018
I really like #Grownish a lot so far. It isn’t going to be what #ADifferentWorld was for our generation. It’s going to be what it needs to be for this generation. It’s authentic, diverse & realistic. Let’s let it stand on its own. pic.twitter.com/jrs3Ufi4N0
— Sherri Williams (@SherriWrites) January 4, 2018
Congratulations to all of the talented people making Grown-ish happen. We can’t wait to see where it goes!
Catch Grown-ish every Wednesday at 8/7c, only on Freeform.