All American Season 2: CW Orders More Episodes After Record Ratings

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The CW is rewarding All American with some more episodes. 

Fresh off the news that All American Season 2 launched with record ratings, the network has ordered three more episodes. 

This means that the sophomore run will consist of 16 episodes. FYI: All American Season 1 also spanned 16 episodes. 

A Difficult Decision -- Tall - All American Season 2 Episode 1

However, the series' fate was left up in the air after struggling to deliver strong ratings during its freshman run. 

Once the series launched on Netflix, it emerged as a success story, garnering a lot of younger viewers to become one of the most-streamed series on the streamer. 

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All American Season 2 Episode 1, which aired Monday, garnered 926,000 total viewers -- a series high. 

In the demo, it scored a 0.3 rating marking the show's highest-rated installment since November. 

Enjoying Himself - All American Season 2 Episode 1

Even more impressive is that All American Season 2 Episode 1 was up 35% in viewers, 95% in adults 18-34, and 66% in adults 18-49 vs. its series premiere last fall. 

Over its first season finale, All American returned up 72% in total viewers, 198% in adults 18-34, and 154% in adults 18-49. 

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A similar thing happened to Riverdale when it returned for its second season after a strong run on Netflix. The ratings ballooned to record numbers. 

Layla - All American Season 1 Episode 16

However, Riverdale failed to keep the boost for very long before trending downwards. Only time will tell how All American will fare, but this is a strong start. 

All American focuses on a rising high school American football player from South L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High. 

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Once there, he is thrust into a world he never thought he would be a part of. Daniel Ezra leads the cast as Spencer James. 

Billy - All American Season 1 Episode 16

Bre-Z, Greta Onieogou, Samantha Logan, Michael Evans Behling, Cody Christian, Karimah Westbrook, Monet Mazur, Taye Diggs, and Jalyn Hall also star. 

What are your thoughts on the series getting more episodes?

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Remember, you can watch All American online right here via TV Fanatic. 

Tune in Mondays at 8/7c for new episodes on The CW. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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All American Quotes

Olivia: You are such a hypocrite. Correct me if I'm wrong, but you messed around with Spencer knowing how I felt about him, knowing that you had a boyfriend.
Layla: That is not the same.
Olivia: No, you're right, it's not. I was messed up on drugs when I slept with Asher, what's your excuse? Maybe now you can finally admit that you're not Miss Perfect after all, but you're a messy human who screws up like the rest of us.

Spencer: What the hell are you doing?
Jordan: I'm picking you up.
Spencer: In your red car, in your red hat? You're like a Bloods poster board man, you're gonna get your head blown off! [laughs] I'm just playing. I'm just playing.