Get out your abacuses, people. I’m throwing numbers at you like the Count. This post is brought to you by the number “!”
“Community” had a good return to NBC: The show, pulled from the midseason schedule amid low ratings, delivered NBC’s highest non-sports ratings in its timeslot in 14 months and was up 38 percent over the show’s average for original episodes this season.
Airing at 8 p.m., the Joel McHale-led ensemble comedy had a 2.2/7 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. It averaged a 1.6 rating earlier this season. [...]
Last night’s return spawned four different worldwide trending topic on Twitter, more than “American Idol,” one of TV’s highest-rated shows.
The 2.2/7 rating was NBC’s highest at 8 p.m. — aside from sports — since Jan. 27, 2011. [The Wrap]
I don’t want to read too much into this, but I would like to point out one thing: last night’s spike in the ratings coincides not only with the huge push by NBC and websites like this one to raise awareness, but also with the show’s first inclusion of Theo Huxtable doing choreography and singing along to a song by Boyz II Men. I’m not saying that every episode of “Community” should feature sitcom stars from the 80s and 90s performing Boyz II Men songs, but I think … wait. No, I am definitely saying that. LOUDLY. Six seasons and New Jack Swing tour.
In conclusion, this GIF forever and ever amen.