Zach Galifianakis may play a loser clown on “Baskets,” but he’s a winner with his new FX comedy.
Thursday’s premiere of the series, which has film star Galifianakis playing a shlubby guy forced to get a job as a rodeo clown after obtaining expensive circus training in France, drew 1.8 million total viewers over a three-day period, according to Nielsen.
That’s the most-watched comedy premiere for any basic cable series since 2014.
What’s the appeal for viewers in this dark comedy? Well, “Baskets” was generally well reviewed (a solid-if-not-stellar score of 67 out of 100 on the aggegregation site Metacritic.com) and was co-created by Louis C.K., who rose to major stardom with “Louie.”
What did you think of “Baskets”? Will you keep watching?