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September 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The season premiere of ABC’s controversial new sitcom blackish debuted in first place in its time period among total viewers and the key 18-49 age group, according to overnight ratings by Nielsen Research. The show drew 10.79 million viewers, a tad less than the 10.93 million that ABC’s Modern Family, which preceded it, pulled in. It also left social network posters all atwitter. The overwhelming number of tweets were positive. One commented: "Was nervous about @black_ishABC. Turns out it’s funny and honest without the buffoonery." On the other hand many felt that it, in the words of one viewer, "just reinforces stereotypes and bad concepts of other races." But one viewer, taking a look at the reaction to the show on Twitter, summed it up this way: "Black viewers loved it. White people were offended on behalf of blacks." Still others said that they would take a wait-and-see approach to the series. "Very interested in seeing where #blackish goes. So much to be discussed & portrayed. Feels good to see a primetime show I can identify with," tweeted one viewer.