Both the New Girl Season 4 premiere and The Mindy Project Season 3 premiere brought the sexy last night, with Jessica Biel showing off a nude photo on the former and Danny doing a striptease on the latter.
Unfortunately for Fox, they did not bring the ratings along with it.
New Girl returned to a mere 3.1 million viewers and a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49, down 45 percent from last year’s opener; while The Mindy Project Season 3 Episode 1 garnered 2.8 million viewers and a 1.3 rating, a drop of 32 percent.
These figures are on par with what the sitcoms were bringing in to close their previous seasons... but networks obviously expect a significant boost for premieres.
Elsewhere on Tuesday night:
- Utopia (2.5 million, 1.0) didn't serve as a strong lead-in for these comedies.
- Big Brother (6.9 million, 2.3) was all-new on CBS, while America’s Got Talent (11.4 million, 2.5) topped the charts overall for NBC.