Comedy Central’s new series “Awkwafina is Nora From Queens” has proven to be a smash hit for the cable channel.
Awkwafina headlines the half-hour scripted comedy inspired by her real-life growing up. Raised by her Dad (BD Wong) and Grandma (Lori Tan Chinn) alongside her cousin (Bowen Yang), Nora Lin leans on her family as she navigates life and young adulthood in outer borough-NYC.
The premiere episode drew a .31 rating among Adults 18-49 and 489,000 total viewers for its January 22nd debut, the network’s highest-rated season one premiere since 2017. Among its target demo of women 18-49, it’s the channel’s best primetime performer since 2016.
The series has already earned an early second season renewal.