CBCâ€™s original seriesÂ SCHITTâ€™S CREEKÂ premiered with 1.36 and 1.37 million viewers respectively tuning in to watch the back-to-back broadcast of episodes one and two last night. The half-hour single-camera comedy created by Eugene and Daniel Levy beat out American newcomer,Â Marvelâ€™s Agent Carter.Â SCHITTâ€™S CREEKâ€™s second episode was the most highly rated comedy and the most highly rated half-hour series of the night.
Canadians took to Twitter as theÂ #SchittsCreek hashtag trended throughout the night and into the morning.
The series centres around a wealthy family who suddenly find themselves broke and forced to live in Schitt’s Creek, a small, depressing town they once bought as a joke.Â With their pampered lives now abandoned, they must confront their new-found poverty and discover what it means to be a family, all within the confines of their new home.
SCHITTâ€™S CREEKÂ is commissioned by CBC, produced by Not A Real Company Productions Inc. and created by Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy.Â The executive producers are EugeneÂ Levy, Daniel Levy, Andrew Barnsley, Fred Levy and Ben Feigin.Â SCHITTâ€™S CREEKÂ is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.