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Ratings: ‘Dads’ Opens Fine, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Debuts Better, ‘New Girl’ Back Solidly

Fox finishes first in ratings on their Tuesday night of comedy premieres

Fox debuted two new comedies, “Dads” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Tuesday night, before bringing back “New Girl” and “The Mindy Project” — and the the two shows in the middle of that sitcom sandwich fared the best.

Fox was first in ratings with a 2.3 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and third in total viewers with an average of 5.3 million, according to preliminary numbers.

The 8 p.m. series premiere of “Dads” earned a decent 2.1/7 and 5.6 million viewers. The debut of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at 8:30 received a better 2.5/8 and 6 million viewers. The season 3 premiere of “New Girl” at 9 earned a 2.9/8, making it the night’s highest-rated program, and 5.6 million viewers. The premiere of “The Mindy Project” earned a 1.9/5 and 4 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 2.0/6 and first in total viewers with 9 million. “Million Second Quiz” at 8 received a 1.1/4 and 5.2 million. At 9, “America’s Got Talent” earned a 2.4/7 and 10.9 million viewers, the most of the evening.

Univision was third in ratings with a 1.4/4 and fifth in total viewers with 3.4 million.

ABC was in fourth in ratings with a 1.2/4 and fourth in total viewers with 3.8 million. The network aired “Iron Man 2” at 8, the only program on its docket.

CBS was in fifth in ratings with a 1.1/3, but second in viewers with 8.2 million. The network aired entirely reruns.

The CW was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and total viewers 1.7 million. “Whose Line Is it Anyway” at 8 earned a 0.8/3 and 2.4 million viewers. Following a rerun, “Capture” at 9 received a 0.5/1 and 1.1 million viewers.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/1 and in total viewers with 1.2 million.