Comedy Central's series tend to come and go, but Workaholics will get to stick around for another year, earning a 10-episode second season today from the cable network.
How'd they do it? Since premiering a month ago, Workaholics has been #1 in its timeslot (10:30 p.m. Wednesdays) in all TV for men aged 18-24, according to Comedy Central and Nielsen Media Research. The series has averaged 1.2 million total viewers during its first four episodes.
Tosh.0 similarly has succeeded by becoming Comedy Central's most popular show among young male viewers.
And compared to Nick Swardson's Pretend Time, which is in a time-out, Workaholics beats it by almost a half-million viewers over all ages, and by .3 ratings points in adults 18-49.
From the network's press release, a couple of quotes:
"It's not only gratifying to know the audience for 'Workaholics' has grown week-by-week, but also rewarding to see how the show is changing the way people live and work," said Comedy Central's Kent Alterman. "Pretty soon, our national productivity will be so low, we will all have more leisure time."
‚ÄúOur parents think it‚Äôs ‚Äòvery tight butthole‚Äô that they don't have to pay our rent any longer,‚Äù said the series stars Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm and director Kyle Newacheck, who formed the Internet sketch group Mail Order Comedy before turning their online videos into TV's Workaholics. ‚ÄúWe couldn't agree more. Thanks Papa Alterman!"