TV Ratings Report: The Mick Premieres Well, Ransom Flops

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The Mick might be the hit Fox has been waiting all season long for. 

Fox: The Mick (7.3 million/2.4 rating) Update: Fox fast-tracked the time-zone adjusted ratings and the series actually premiered with a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49, matching This Is Us as the highest rated new series in the demo this season.

The true test for the hilarious new comedy will be when it settles into Tuesday nights, paired with New Girl, which is not pulling in very good ratings this year. 

The Mick Pilot

After that, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (3.5 million/1.3 rating) entered a hiatus with season highs, no doubt thanks to the lead-in support of The Mick. 

CBS: The series debut of Ransom (7.1 million/0.9 rating) failed to garner much traction and considering the series is making its way to Saturday nights, you should probably give up on it now before being left without so much as an ending.

 
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As much as CBS wants us to think the Saturday slot is to let the show flourish, it seems more like they thought they had too much on tap for midseason and threw this one to the wolves. 

Pure Genius (5.5 million/0.7 rating) continued to limp towards the finish line with mediocre ratings, while NCIS: Los Angeles (4.7 million/0.6 rating) was an encore.

ABC: A special episode of The Bachelor, which chronicled Nick Viall stepping into the role of the suitor was left at the starting gate. That's sort of what happens when an episode is not promoted. Season 21 premieres tonight on ABC!

To Tell The Truth returned weak, which probably won't bode well for another go around unless there is a dramatic turn around in the ratings.

Conviction (2.1 million/0.4 rating) brought up the rear with horrible results. It's odd that ABC never opted to burn it off at the end of December. 

Taking It Personally - Conviction

NBC: Sunday Night Football (21.3 million/6.7 rating) picked up some steam. 

What did you think of The Mick and Ransom? 

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Paul Dailly is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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