Fox’s ‘Our Kind of People’ Debuts With Disappointing Ratings

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The new Fox series Our Kind of People has a star-studded cast, and established executive producers calling the shots, yet the drama debuted Tuesday night with lackluster ratings.

The series premiered in the 9 p.m. hour with 1.62 million viewers, according to Nielsen figures. It aired opposite the season 3 premiere of CBS drama FBI: Most Wanted, which brought in 6.87 million viewers. FBI: Most Wanted was part of a three-show crossover to introduce the new drama FBI: International at 10 p.m., according to TVinsider.com. Also airing in the 9 p.m. timeslot was Supergirl on The CW, with about half a million viewers.

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Our Kind of People is set in the affluent Black community of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard. The story centers on a single mom who moves her family to the vineyard with hopes of taking her natural hair care line to the next level by connecting with the African American elite in Oak Bluffs.

The ensemble cast includes Yaya DaCosta, Morris Chestnut, Nadine Ellis, Joe Morton, Debbi Morgan, Lance Gross, and Raven Goodwin.

Inspired by Lawrence Otis Graham’s book “Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class,” the hour-long series is executive produced by Lee Daniels (Empire, Star) and Karin Gist (Mixed-ish, Star). Gist also serves as writer.

Additional executive producers include Marc Velez for Lee Daniels Entertainment, Pam Williams and Claire Brown for The Gist Of It Productions, Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens and Rodney Ferrell for Propagate and Montrel McKay. Twentieth Television and Fox Entertainment produce.