Ratings: FXXcellent Start for It’s Always Sunny and The League In New Cable Home

It's Always SunnyThat extra X marked the ratings spot for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League, as both comedies successfully segued from FX to new spin-off net FXX Wednesday night.

Sunny‘s Season 9 opener drew 760,000 total viewers, with 648K landing in the 18-49 sweet spot (or 80 percent of its previous premiere’s delivery in that demo). In Adults 18-34, the comedy enjoyed 85 percent retention, while with Men 18-34 it in fact improved (by 8 percent).

The League‘s Season 5 “kick-off” built on its lead-in — maybe as more people frantically tracked down FXX on the dial? — by drawing 790,000 total viewers, with 687K in 18-49 (dipping just 6 percent from Season 4 premiere) and 540K in 18-34 (down 8 percent).

Compared to its Season 4 averages, The League returned higher in all key demos.