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Twelve seasons in and the Paddy’s Pub gang is still breaking records.
Deadline reports that the recent season 12 premiere of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia broke records for FXX, the young FX-offshoot comedy channel. The premiere was the most-watched telecast in the channel’s three-year existence.
The episode, titled “The Gang Turns Black”, saw the gang in a musical-inspired episode while simultaneously tackling issues of racism. It set a record for FXX with 1.14 million Live+3 viewers in the 18-49 demo, up 7% from season 11’s premiere.
FXX doubled down on It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia‘s continuously rising success when it extended Sunny‘s order through to season 14 back in April. The long running comedy series is joined on FXX by Man Seeking Woman, You’re The Worst, Major Lazer, Archer (recently moved from FX) and reruns of The Simpsons along with a slew of other classic comedies in syndication.
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia was created by Rob McElhenney, and stars McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson and Danny DeVito. McElhenney, Howerton and Day executive produce the series with Michael Rotenberg, Nick Frenkel, Tom Lofaro, Scott Marder and David Hornsby.