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Ricky Gervais' Travel Documentary Is A Hit Stateside!

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All right! Some good news for Ricky Gervais!

The comedian's travel documentary, An Idiot Abroad, which co-stars Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington and made its stateside debut on The Science Channel - has quickly become its highest rated series ever!

According to the stats, the series has pulled in 4.3 million viewers since its January 22nd premiere, and is its most-watched to date among P25-54!

Ha! Amazing!

We'll definitely need to check it out!

Congratulations, guys!

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26 comments to “Ricky Gervais' Travel Documentary Is A Hit Stateside!”

  1. 1

    It's hilarious!!!

  2. 2

    ricky gervais isnt in it haha! hes only in it to tell karl where he's going..
    its alll karl pilkington !!!
    at least loook it up!!

  3. 3

    i love karl pilkington! he's my favorite on the ricky gervais show =) it's so funny!

  4. 4

    One of the best shows I've seen lately. Hilarious.

  5. 5

    you frustrate me. u know nothing. this show is massive in the uk and u have no clue. ricky isn't in it btw - u see him briefly in each episode and hear his phone calls, it's about karl and his views on the wonders. do ur research! it sucks that u havent checked this out by now yet u watch the crappest things and promote the shitest ppl (like that vamp diaries chick..).. KARL!!!!!

  6. 6

    Karl and Stephen make me laugh just looking at them, this show is the best.

  7. 7

    Just saw the India episode yesterday. Friggin' brilliant. Got to hear Ricky's awesome laugh too:)

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  9. 9

    Karl Pilkington has a head like a FUCKING ORANGE!!

  10. 10

    That show is HILARIOUS. Love it. I would definitely recommend it!

  11. 11

    It's funny, but I think it's a bit contrived… I don't believe he's really that dumb… He's too sharp. It's a great show though… Although not as great as the UK's IT Crowd.

  12. 12

    It's pure brilliance, Perez - I've been salivating over seeing it ever since the promos for it first came out for it's Sky1 airings months ago. It's soooooo good!

  13. 13

    I can watch an episode (even the preview show) over & over & laugh like a loon each time. brilliant!

  14. 14

    Re: Khalid Al Moayyed – Holy Shyte.. calm down!!!!

  15. 15

    I'm going to have Stephen Merchant's babies.

  16. kimd says – reply to this


    These three..Gervais,Merchant and Pilkington…are my second favorite trinity ever.

  17. 17

    Can't wait! The previews are hilarious. I think I've listened to the podcasts and old XFM radio shows a million times (thanks Pilkipedia), so some new Karl material will be brilliant. Hope Australia gets the full version, not the censored Science channel version though. :-)

  18. 18

    It is the best show i have ever seen! I love Karl!! You have got to watch it!

  19. 19

    Whoever wrote this obviously hasn't watched the show… Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are in it briefly, and it stars Karl Pilkington! The China episode is great.
    It's hilarious, but I wouldn't want to watch it with American editing/censorship!

  20. 20

    it is hilarious!! karl always carries pickled onion monster munch hahah its a big hit here in the UK

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  22. 22

    i love this show

  23. 23

    Karl Pilkington = Legend

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  25. 25

    I just watched yesterday forbthe first time and I had a blast. I've already set my DVR to record the whole series. Too funny!

  26. uyeah says – reply to this


    What do you mean "good news for Ricky", as if he needs it. Everything he touches turns to gold. And Khalid, this may be massive in the UK but it just started in the US, so calm down.