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+.”
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.
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.
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.