Ratings: Utopia Ticks Up, New Girl and Mindy Project Premieres Down

Utopia Ratings

Fox’s New Girl and The Mindy Project on Tuesday returned down sharply from their previous premieres, leading as they now are out of weaker, non-sitcom programming.

Utopia opened the night with 2.4 million total viewers and a 1.0 rating (per finals) — up a tenth in the demo week-to-week and improving slightly on Glee‘s most recent Tuesdays-at-8 numbers, but a far cry from the 6 mil/2.4 that Dads/Brooklyn Nine-Nine averaged here a year ago.

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Come 9 pm, New Girl — which TVLine readers gave an average grade of “B” — did 3.0 mil and a 1.7, down 44 and 41 percent from its previous premiere yet up sharply from its May finale (2.4 mil/1.2), which led out of Glee.

Similarly, Mindy (2.7 mil/1.3, average grade of “A”) was down a good 26 percent from its previous premiere but on par with its May finale (2.5 mil/1.3).

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Elsewhere….

CBS | Big Brother (6.9 mil/2.3) was flat week-to-week.

NBC | America’s Got Talent’s performance finale (11.5 mil/2.5) rose 16 and 32 percent week-to-week, topping Tuesday in the demo.

ABC | Dancing With the Stars (12.7 mil/2.2) slipped 7 percent and two tenths from Monday’s opener but commanded Tuesday’s largest audience. (Read recap.)

NEXT TUESDAY: CBS’ NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans and Person of Interest, NBC’s Chicago Fire, ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Forever and MTV’s Awkward all premiere.