Fox Rolls Out New Shows, Wins Tuesday Night

Sep 18, 2013  •  Post A Comment

Fox continued its early rollout of the 2013-14 season Tuesday night, unveiling two new series and claiming a ratings win for the night, based on overnights for the key 18-49 demo.

TVbytheNumbers.com reports that Fox’s season premiere of "New Girl" was the top show of the night with a 2.9 average rating in 18-49. The new fall show "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" had a solid premiere with a 2.5 (later adjusted up to a 2.6 in Tuesday finals), and the controversial new show "Dads" delivered a preliminary 2.1 (later adjusted up to a 2.2). The season premiere of "The Mindy Project" managed only a 1.9, down from a 2.4 for the series premiere a year ago.

In preliminary numbers for prime time overall, Fox came in at No. 1 in adults 18-49 with a 2.3 average rating, followed by NBC (2.0 average), Univision (1.4), ABC (1.2) and CBS (1.1). CBS aired an all-repeat lineup.

NBC wound up on top in total viewers, averaging 9.0 million for prime time, followed by CBS (8.1 million), Fox (5.3 million), ABC (3.8 million) and Univision (3.4 million).

ABC scored its best non-sports number on a Tuesday since May 28 by airing the movie "Iron Man 2," which delivered a 1.2 average in the 18-49 demo.

NBC’s "Million Second Quiz" pulled in a 1.1 average in 18-49 — better than its numbers at the end of last week (notably a 0.8 on Friday), but down from a 1.5 last Tuesday. Doing the heavy lifting on NBC was the two-hour "America’s Got Talent," which rose 4% from last week to a 2.4.

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