Awkwafina’s Nora From Queens is a hit for Comedy Central

Awkwafina is Nora From Queens has amassed 3.8 million total viewers over its first week on Comedy Central, providing the cable network with its best primetime series premiere in more than three years.

If you missed the first episode, it’s also on Comedy Central’s YouTube.

The 3.8 million figure, btw, combines 2.2 million viewers on the TV with 1.6 million views on YouTube (that YT number is now 2.6 million, btw btw).

Golden Globe winner for her role in The Farewell, Awkwafina stars in the half-hour scripted comedy inspired by her real-life growing up in Queens, New York City. 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.

Comedy Central already has renewed it for a second season.

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