Ratings: Taye Diggs’ Surprise ‘All American’ Exit Boosts Ratings 35% for CW Drama’s Follow-Up Episode

The Grim aftermath of coach Billy Baker’s death attracted 671,000 total viewers

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A week after Taye Diggs’ surprise exit from “All American,” the CW sports drama’s ratings were up 35% over last week for Monday’s follow-up episode, according to official live + same day Nielsen data.

As viewers tuned in to witness the grim aftermath of the death of father figure and coach Billy Baker, “All American” drew in 671,000 total viewers — up 21.3% from last week’s 553,000 total viewers — and scored 0.23 ratings score in the key demo, marking a 35.3% increase from last week’s 0.17 rating score.

The widespread buzz from Diggs’ departure also boosted its spinoff series, “All American: Homecoming,” which received 444,000 total viewers — up 12% from last week’s total viewership of 396,000 — and a 0.14