NBC’s Undateable received a virtual kiss at the doorstep with its Thursday night debut, averaging 3.8 million total viewers and a 1.3 demo rating — up sharply from Save Me‘s year-ago numbers and marking the best-rated summer comedy launch for any Big 4 network in five years.
In total viewers, the 9 pm episode (3.9 mil) drew the largest audience for a Big 4 summer comedy launch in seven years. TVLine readers gave the new sitcom an average grade of “C+.”
Opening NBC’s night, Hollywood Game Night (4.3 mil/1.2) delivered its most watched Thursday episode to date while scoring its best demo number since its Feb. 27 Thursday debut. Come 10 pm, Last Comic Standing (4.6 mil/1.6) dipped 15 percent and a tenth from its season opener.
Over on Fox, Hell’s Kitchen (4.5 mil/1.6) and Gang Related (3.2 mil/0.9) each added a few eyeballs while steady in the demo.
Elsewhere, ABC’s Black Box (3.6 mil/0.7) slipped to series lows, while CBS’s 9:30 repeat of The Millers (5 mil/1.2) outperformed time slot predecessor Bad Teacher.