Tuesday TV Ratings: NEW GIRL Returns Up, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE and DADS Decent in Debuts

     September 18, 2013

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Tuesday evening’s TV ratings are in from Fox’s comedy lineup.  Briefly:

  • New Girl kicked off its third season on Fox with a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and 5.56 million viewers, which is up slightly from the 2.8 garnered in the season two premiere.
  • A James Franco-infused season two premiere of The Mindy Project hit a 1.9 rating and 3.95 million viewers, which is down from its series premiere 2.4 rating but up 46% from its season one finale.  However, it should be noted that the season two premiere was made available free online a week in advance.
  • The much derided new Fox comedy Dads debuted to a so-so 2.1 rating and 5.57 million viewers, building on the 1.7 rating that Raising Hope garnered in the same timeslot last year.  Read Allison’s review here.
  • Finally, the promising new Andy Samberg-led comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine scored a solid 2.5 rating in the demo and 6 million viewers.  However, next week Fox’s comedy lineup will face off against NCIS and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., so it’ll be interesting to see how well everything holds.  Read Allison’s review of Brooklyn Nine-Nine here.

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