Matthew Perry Is Back! 'Go On' Pulls In 18.5 Million Viewers


Could 'Go On' be the series that Matthew Perry has be searching for since his departure from 'Friends'? The actor of course starred as the quick-witted Chandler on the long-running comedy series, though has struggled to cement himself in a similarly popular role since, despite a couple of well-received movies.

He was praised for his work in Aaron Sorkin's 'Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip', though that series was cancelled - some would suggest prematurely - after 22 episodes. A recent performance in 'Mr Sunshine' failed to land positive reviews, and speculation of an addiction to prescription drugs once again reared its ugly head. However, things could be turning round for the star, whose new show 'Go On' premiered its pilot episode after Nbc's primetime Olympics coverage on Thursday (August 10, 2012). The show pulled in a solid 18.5 million viewers, with a 6.4 rating among adults 18-49 from 11.00pm-11.30pm. That was down substantially from its Olympics coverage, though the numbers are still significant. The bar has well and truly been set for 'Go On', which will begin airing on Tuesday September 11, 2012. The show sees Matthew Perry play Ryan King, a sportscaster who joins a support group while trying to move on from his late wife's death.

The show will no doubt benefit from airing after the third season of 'The Voice' when it begins in September.


Contactmusic

Tags: Matthew Perry - Aaron Sorkin - NBC


Editors Recommendations

President Barack Obama And Wife Michelle Honor Late DJ Frankie Knuckles In Open letter

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have paid tribute to the late Chicago DJ...

President Barack Obama And Wife Michelle Honor Late DJ Frankie Knuckles In Open letter

We Still Don't Know When Letterman Is Leaving "Late Show" And Neither Does Stephen Colbert, Apparently

Stephen Colbert will be taking the reigns of the Late Show from David Letterman in 2015...

We Still Don't Know When Letterman Is Leaving

Neil Patrick Harris Rants At Fan During 'Hedwig' Show, But Was In Character The Whole Time

The 40 year-old actor's recent Broadway performance of 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'...

 Neil Patrick Harris Rants At Fan During 'Hedwig' Show, But Was In Character The Whole Time

Moogfest 2014 Gets To The Heart Of Electronic Music With Shows From Kraftwerk And Pet Shop Boys

Moogfest begins in just a few short hours; here's what you have to look forward to.

Moogfest 2014 Gets To The Heart Of Electronic Music With Shows From Kraftwerk And Pet Shop Boys

Snoop Dogg Gives Brian Williams' Rap Of 'Gin And Juice' The Thumbs Up

Don't worry Brian Williams, Snoop Dogg doesn't mind your questionable rendition...

Snoop Dogg Gives Brian Williams' Rap Of 'Gin And Juice' The Thumbs Up

Tori Spelling And Dean McDermott Work Out Their Issues In New Promo For "True Tori"

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott’s marital troubles are no secret, thanks to their reality...

Tori Spelling - Tori Spelling And Dean McDermott Work Out Their Issues In New Promo For

Iggy Azalea: Fans sexually assaulted me at shows

Iggy Azalea was forced to quite crowd surfing after allegedly being sexually assaulted by fans...

Iggy Azalea - Iggy Azalea: Fans sexually assaulted me at shows

From Bruno Mars To Lady Gaga: Ten Celebrities Who Have Changed Their Names

What’s in a name? Well for some celebrities things might have been very different if they...

From Bruno Mars To Lady Gaga: Ten Celebrities Who Have Changed Their Names

Lindsey Vonn And Elin Nordegren Are "Close Friends" In Hatred U-Turn

Lindsey Vonn and Elin Nordegren have finally settled their differences after months...

Lindsey Vonn And Elin Nordegren Are


More recommendations

Comments

Matthew Perry Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Matthew Perry

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All