Saturday, August 13, 2022

‘Truth Be Told’ Struggles in Friday Premiere

Tone Bell (L) and Mark Paul Gosselaar in NBC's "Truth Be Told"
Tone Bell (L) and Mark Paul Gosselaar in NBC’s “Truth Be Told”

*New NBC comedy “Truth Be Told” got off to a sluggish start on Friday.

Its lead-in “Undateable” held steady with its modest season premiere, averaging 3.2 million viewers, but the launch of “Truth Be Told” had even less. The freshman comedy averaged a weak 0.7 rating in the key demo and 2.6 million viewers for its first episode.

By comparison, ABC’s comedies “Last Man Standing” and the popular “Dr. Ken,” co-starring Tisha Campbell-Martin, each averaged a steady 1.3 rating among adults 18-49 at 8 and 8:30 p.m., respectively. Combined with “Shark Tank,” which also nabbed a 1.3 rating in the key demo, ABC locked another demo win for Friday.

“Truth Be Told,” co-starring Tone Bell and Bresha Webb, follows two diverse couples, that are also best friends and just so happen to be neighbors – each with unique observations about the world based on their respective backgrounds.

Below, Bell talks about being able to pitch the show’s creator/writer, D.J. Nash, upon whom the series is based.

“Truth Be Told” airs Fridays at 8:30 p.m. on NBC.

Watch a clip below:

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