Here we are, Fresh Off the Boat is already up to Episode 6, and yes, you can catch up online in a number of ways. (Watch Episodes 1 and 2, Episodes 3 and 4, Episode 5, and if you haven’t downloaded the pilot for free on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video, definitely do that, too.)
Great news about Episode 5’s ratings on (2/17), the ratings for Fresh Off the Boat actually went up compared to the previous week, solidifying the show as Tuesday night’s top sitcom. Even better, when taking into account the “Plus 7 Day” ratings of the special Wednesday night debut, Fresh Off the Boat emerged as the #3 sitcom behind Big Bang Theory and Modern Family.
According to FutonCritic:
In Wednesday’s 8:30pm half-hour, the debut of ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat grew to a 3.4 Adult 18-49 rating (up +0.9 rating points) and pulled in 10.0 million Total Viewers (up +2.1 million viewers) after 7 days of playback. The new ABC comedy moved ahead of CBS’ Mom (which had the benefit of a Big Bang lead-in) to finish as the week’s #3 highest-rated sitcom among Adults 18-49, behind only Big Bang and Modern Family. Meanwhile, its The Middle lead-in at 8pm matched a season-high L+7 rating, with a 2.9 in Adults 18-49 (a gain of +0.7 rating points from its 2.2 L+SD rating).
All that said, this episode is the first time it is pitted against NBC’s show The Voice, putting more pressure on a fairly difficult timeslot.
Remember aside from the ratings (which are most important), the network is also tracking legal downloads/streaming, as well as social media (Hashtag: #FreshOffTheBoat). So if you want to show the network your support, definitely watch, download, and tweet/post about it.
Multiple episodes are currently available for streaming using the “WATCH ABC” app for iOS. As of now, these downloads and streams are only legit available in the U.S./North America. Sorry to all our overseas readers that we can’t necessarily provide you links; you’ll just have to catch it on satellite for now.
EPISODE 6: Fajita Man (formerly titled “Shaq Fu”) (S1E6)
“Fajita Man” – Eddie is so desperate for a new video game named after his idol, Shaq, he goes to work at the restaurant. He expects special treatment since he’s the boss’s son, but is in for a surprise when Louis is determined to make him work hard for the money. Meanwhile, Jessica decides to look for a job of her own, on “Fresh Off the Boat,” TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Editor’s note: This episode was previously titled “Shaq Fu”
“Fresh Off the Boat” stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery and Ian Chen as Evan. Eddie Huang provides the voice over narration.
Guest starring are Lucille Soong as Grandma Huang, Paul Scheer as Mitch, Jillian Armenante as Nancy., Noel Gugliemi as Hector, Rachel Cannon as Deidre, Stacey Scowley as Carol-Joan, Trevor Larcom as Trent, Evan Hannemann as Barefoot Dave, Connor Rosen as Bed-Wetter Doug.
“Fajita Man” was written by Matt Kuhn. Matt Sohn directed. This program carries a TV-PG,D,L.
About the show:
It’s the ’90s and 11 year old, hip-hop loving Eddie (Hudson Yang) just moved to suburban Orlando from DC’s Chinatown with his parents (Randall Park and Constance Wu). It’s culture shock for his immigrant family in this comedy about pursuing the American Dream. Fresh Off the Boat is based on Chef Eddie Huang’s memoir Fresh Off the Boat.
Fresh Off the Boat stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery and Ian Chen as Evan.
Fresh Off the Boat is executive produced and written by Nahnatchka Khan and executive produced by Jake Kasdan for 20th Century Fox Television.