Ratings: Dads Pops, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Cops Good Numbers, Mindy Returns Up But Down

Ratings Dads Premiere on FoxWhat’s the saying about “No such thing as bad press”…?

Fox’s heavily derided Dads on Tuesday night premiered to 5.6 million total viewers and a decent-enough 2.1 rating, up 40 percent in the demo from Raising Hope‘s most recent numbers in the 8 o’clock time slot but well shy of what a special episode of New Girl did there a year ago. TVLine readers gave the premiere an average grade of “D+.”

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine then built on those numbers, debuting to 6 mil and a 2.5 — up 43 and 19 percent from Ben and Kate‘s September 2012 launch. TVLine readers say: “B+.”

UPDATE: Per finals, Dads (2.2) and B99 (2.6) each got adjusted up a tenth; no change for New Girl/Mindy.

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New Girl continued Fox’s night with 5.6 mil/2.9, up a tenth in the demo from its sophomore opener and rising 38 percent from its finale, while The Mindy Project‘s 4 mil/1.9 rating marks a 46 percent demo gain from its finale but a 21 percent drop versus from its series debut — though, yes, the premiere was available online. Also, Fox notes that Mindy was up 26 percent from its Season 1 average.

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Over on NBC, Million Second Quiz (5.2 mil/1.1) ticked up a tenth from its Monday installment, while America’s Got Talent (10.9 mil/2.4) rose 19 percent and a tenth week-to-week.

The CW’s Whose Line (2.43 mil/0.9) drew its largest audience since July 23, while Capture did 1 mil/0.4.

NEXT TUESDAY: NCIS, S.H.I.E.L.D., NCIS: LA, The Voice, Chicago Fire and Person of Interest and others join the mix.

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