Benefiting from strong lead-in support and heavy promotion from its new network, the NBC premiere of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” delivered the show’s best rating since early 2017.
According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, Thursday’s sixth season “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” premiere scored a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 3.56 million viewers.
The rating is the show’s best since the two-part January 1, 2017 episode. That installment received a huge boost from Sunday football coverage on FOX.
The viewership number is the show’s best since December 13, 2015 (an episode that also benefited from afternoon NFL action).
Granted, NBC’s “The Titan Games” did provide a substantial lead-in. While not as potent as an NFL game, the show delivered a 1.6 rating and averaged 5.70 million viewers in the 8PM hour. Those numbers markedly top the lead-in support FOX’s “B99” received for its Tuesday airings.
“B99” led into “The Good Place,” which drew a 0.9 rating and averaged 2.77 million viewers. “Law & Order: SVU” closed the night with a 0.8 and 4.01 million.