Parks and Recreation opened its farewell season on Tuesday night with 3.8 million total viewers and a 1.5 demo rating, improving on bothits previous premiere (3.3 mil/1.3) and finale (2.7 mil/1.0).
All told, it was Parks‘ most watched episode since Feb. 2013 and its highest-rated half hour since May 2013. The 8:30 episode retained 3.3 mil and a 1.5. TVLine readers gave the double-pump an average grade of “A-.”
Continuing the Peacock’s night, Marry Me (2.2 mil/0.7) dipped a tenth, About a Boy (2.8 mil/0.9) ticked up a tenth and Chicago Fire (6.6 mil/1.5) slipped two tenths to a season low.
ABC | Leading out of a special Shark Tank telecast (7.3 mil/1.8), Agent Carter (5.1 mil/1.5) slipped 26 and 21 percent from its premiere. Forever (4.6 mil/1.0) dipped a tenth to tie its series low.
CBS | NCIS (19.6 mil/2.8) was steady, NCIS: New Orleans (16.1 mil/2.2) slipped three tenths and Person of Interest (10 mil/1.6) dipped a tenth.
FOX | MasterChef Junior (4.9 mil/1.7) and New Girl (2.9 mil/1.4) each dipped, while Mindy Project (2.4 mil/1.1) ticked up in both measures.