Russell Tovey’s New Sitcom a Ratings Success

Big news for Being Human‘s Russell Tovey: his brand-new sitcom was a big success with viewers in the UK. Check this out from The Guardian’s ratings report from Tuesday: “…New comedy Him & Her, starring Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani, launched on BBC3 with 567,000 (3.6%, BBC HD 54,000/0.3%). This was the channel’s best ever ratings for a new sitcom’s launch episode.”

BBC describes Him & Her as an “anti-romantic comedy” featuring Tovey and Solemani as “a young couple deeply in love, often in bed and rarely in employment.”

Perhaps scenes like this one are the reason for the show’s big ratings – language in the clip is potentially NSFW.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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