The hour-long “Righteous Gemstones” premiere brought in 844,000 viewers across HBO’s platforms yesterday, including streaming services HBO Go and HBO Now.
The 10 p.m. airing alone averaged 593,000 viewers, making it the HBO comedy to launch with the highest linear-viewership tally since the 2016 premiere of “Vice Principals,” which also starred McBride and put up 1.2 million viewers.
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The comedy about a “televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work” stars McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam Devine, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Calvero, Tim Baltz and GregAlan Williams star.
“The Righteous Gemstones” is created, written, executive produced and directed by McBride. Jody Hill