Update: The season five premiere of NBC’s “Community” averaged a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating from 8-9PM. Viewership for the hourlong premiere clocked in at 3.39 million.

Season four kicked off with a 1.9 and 3.88 million viewers.
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The number presently available is vastly separated from the realm of finality, but if it proves reasonably accurate, it will confirm that NBC’s “Community” opened its fifth season on a down note.

The hourlong fifth season premiere reportedly delivered a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating in the top 25 markets with local people meters.

Last season opened with a surprisingly solid 1.9 adults 18-49 rating and 3.88 million viewers. The following week’s airing slipped to a mere 1.2 with 2.76 million.

Because numbers from the Top 25 markets are both incomplete and specific in their skew, they are unlikely to be precisely mirrored in Nielsen’s final data. Just as unlikely, however, is the notion that Thursday’s season five “Community” premiere drew a 1.3 in the top twenty five markets but an overall national average of more than 1.9.

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