Insiders at NBC may be whispering today about a return to the network’s glory days of Must-See TV after a strong premiere week Thursday night driven by the “Will & Grace” revival.
The network announced that “Will & Grace” ranks as the top new or returning NBC comedy premiere in six years, while the network scored its most-watched premiere Thursday in nine years. The network is citing fast affiliate time period data from Nielsen Media Research.
Thursday night’s average of 6.452 million total viewers in prime time was NBC’s best premiere Thursday since the network pulled in 7.93 million in 2008.
The premiere of the ninth season of “Will & Grace” delivered a 3.0 rating in the key 18-49 demo along with 10.2 million total viewers.
Please click here for NBC’s full roundup of Thursday night’s numbers.