Matt Peyton/Comedy Central
May 01, 2013 at 10:42 PM EDT

Comedy Central’s newest original show has scored big in the ratings.

Inside Amy Schumer, the latest original programming on the comedy channel, premiered as the number one entertainment series on cable in its time slot with 1.6 million total viewers.

The show rated especially well with young male viewers,  earning a 2.4 rating among men 18 to 34, despite being largely about the situations that girls find themselves in on a day-to-day basis. Our own review will tell you that Schumer is an actual Girl’s Girl, not a Cool Girl as so many comediennes try to be, and that seems to have struck a chord with audiences.

The premiere will encore tonight on Comedy Central, with repeat showings Thursday and Friday; it can also be streamed on Comedy Central’s website. The pilot has over 250,000 streams already. The season promises appearances by actors and comedians like Rob Schneider, Amber Tamblyn, and Abby Elliott.

Comedy Central has launched three original series this year, with Inside Amy Schumer garnering the highest ratings, ahead of male comedian-driven shows Kroll Report and The Jeselnik Offensive. Girl power!

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