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.
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).
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.