Fox’s Mulaney premiered on Sunday night to 2.3 million total viewers and a 1.0 rating, down 47 and 52 percent from what American Dad! did in the time slot a year ago and netting the lowest demo number of any fresh broadcast fare.
TVLine readers gave the new comedy an average grade of “C-.”
Opening Fox’s primetime line-up — which this week enjoyed no football lead-in — Bob’s Burgers returned to 3.2 mil and a 1.4 (up from its finale but down 25 percent from its previous premiere), The Simpsons (4.3 mil/2.0) fell 49 percent, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (3.3 mil/1.6) slipped 38 percent (but is still up versus its Season 1 average) and Family Guy (3.7 mil/1.9) dropped 57 percent.
Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time (8.6 mil/3.1) easily led all non-sports programming in the demo yet slipped 15 percent from its premiere, while Resurrection (6.2 mil/1.8) fell 27 percent and Revenge (4.9 mil/1.3) was down 13 percent.
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CBS’ numbers, which are tentative due to some football overrun, currently stand as follows: Madam Secretary (12.2 mil/1.7, up 21 percent); The Good Wife (10.5 mil/1.4, ticking up a tenth); and CSI (7.8 mil/1.3, down 17 percent in audience but steady in the demo).
NBC Sunday Night Football (18.1 mil/6.9) dipped 9 percent from last week’s preliminary numbers.