Fox’s sneak preview of The Mick drew 8.6 million total viewers and a 2.8 rating (per finals), besting The Simpsons‘ most recent post-football demo number and leading Sunday’s non-sports programming in that measure.
In fact, the freshman comedy (which makes its regular time slot debut on Tuesday at 8:30/7:30c) matched NBC’s This Is Us as the highest-rated launch of the TV season. TVLine readers gave it an average grade of “B-.”
Leading out of that, Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s double-episode winter finale averaged 3.5 mil/1.3, up sharply from its most recent Tuesday airing and earning an “A-” grade.
NBC | Sunday Night Football (23.8 mil/7.4) was up from last week’s finals.
ABC | The Bachelor preview did 3.1 mil/0.8. Leading out of To Tell the Truth‘s Season 2 opener (3.7 mil/0.7), Conviction christened its new Sunday home with 2.06 mil and a 0.4, well below both its final Monday airing and its previous series lows.
CBS | Leading out of a Ransom preview (6.7 mil/0.8), a special Pure Genius episode (5.5 mil/0.7) drew a series low in the demo.