If you’re anything like us, you were nervous about last night’s TV debut of the Young Offenders.
The 'movie turned TV series' feat has a history of being a hit or a miss.
But not to worry, the debut episode was the top programme for 15 to 44-year-olds last night.
The first episode of the brand new 6-part series on RTE 2 had a 36 percent share of its audience.
Some #YoungOffenders stats today from RTE
277,000 viewers for Ep 1 last night
Top programme for 15-44yr olds
36% share for 15-34yr olds
68% share among males 15-24
16,600 live, on-demand streams on the Player (84% live, 16% on-demand)#Cork— Eoin English (@EoinBearla) February 9, 2018
The show, which follows the adventures of Cork teenagers Conor and Jock, has even been commissioned for a second series.
Am I the only one that thinks The Young Offenders is 10000x better than Derry girls but it doesn’t get half the recognition— Niamh Hargan (@NiamhHarganMcG) February 8, 2018
Just watched first episode of @YoungOffenders_ on iPlayer! SOOO good!— Harry Judd (@mcflyharry) February 2, 2018
Great to see @YoungOffenders_ on da tellyFebruary 8, 2018
the first episode of #theyoungoffenders was brilliant and loved they got pj gallagher to play the principal 😂😂😂😂😂👏👏👏👏👏— hi i am louise and i am running with lions🇱🇹 (@LouiseODonoghu2) February 8, 2018
#youngOffenders is easily one of the best sitcoms in ages. Episode 2 made me laugh so hard I had to pause it so not to miss any.— Tiernan Douieb (@TiernanDouieb) February 9, 2018
The first episode of the young offenders series is good, the two boys are hilarious— RL (@RhysLacey_) February 9, 2018
Absolutely loving the young offenders, film was good and the tv series is absolutely hilarious! @bbcthree— George (@spires27) February 9, 2018
We have watched it three times already !! Well done. Excellent
— Sharon Murray (@SharonAherne) February 9, 2018