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Comedy Central’s ‘The President Show’ Debuts With 639,000 Viewers

Comedy Central’s late night series The President Show debuted Thursday with more than 600,000 viewers, the network reported Friday.

The series, in which creator Anthony Atamanuik stars as President Donald Trump hosting his own late night show, averaged 639,000 viewers in its 11:30 time slot, up 121% versus the prior four-week time period average, according to network officials.

The weekly series, which also features Peter Grosz as Trump sidekick Vice President Mike Pence, is produced by Clone Wolf Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.