TV Ratings Report: How Did Fox Premieres Fare?

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Fox debuted a pair of comedies on Wednesday night, both of which started with "GR" and both of which starred 51-year old television veterans.

And both of which fared reasonably well.

First, Grandfathered debuted to 5.3 million total viewers and a 1.5 rating among 18-49-year olds, while The Grinder drew 4.9 mil and a 1.5 rating.

Both shows greatly outdrew Utopia in the same timeslot a year ago... but that is saying VERY little.

Elsewhere:

  • Scream Queens garnered 3.6 million and a 1.4 key demographic rating, down 10 and 18 percent, respectively, from its two-hour premiere and boding very poorly for its future.
  • The Voice and Best Time Ever remained relatively even from last week's episodes.
  • NCIS Season 13 Episode 2 (16 million/2.1 rating) fell 12 and 16 percent from its season opener, while NCIS: New Orleans (12.6 million/1.7 rating) and Limitless (9.6 million/1.9 rating) held firm.
  • On ABC, The Muppets (5.8 million/2.0) decreased by 30 percent from its strong debut, while Fresh Off the Boat (4.8 million/1.7) fell by 21 percent and two tenths. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. kicked off Season 3 to 4.8 million and a 1.7, down sharply from from its Season 2 opener.

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