8:26am PT by Rick Porter
TV Ratings: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Hits Two-Year High in NBC Debut
The NBC premiere of Brooklyn Nine-Nine was a strong one, scoring the show's best ratings in two years.
The Universal TV comedy, which relocated to sister network NBC after five seasons on Fox, scored a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 Thursday. That's the best showing for Brooklyn Nine-Nine since Jan. 1, 2017, when it had an NFL-asssted 1.3 on Fox, and the best same-day rating for any NBC Thursday comedy this season.
The Good Place (0.9) and Law & Order: SVU (0.8) each improved a little on their last outings, and The Titan Games (1.6) held up nicely in its second week, falling only 11 percent from the 1.8 for its series premiere.
CBS' Big Bang Theory led the night across the board, drawing its biggest total audience (13.34 million) of the season and second-best 18-49 rating (2.4). Young Sheldon (11.95 million, 1.9) and Mom (9.43 million, 1.5) hit season highs in both measures, and new comedy Fam premiered with 7.34 million viewers and a 1.2, on par with Murphy Brown's premiere in the fall (7.5 million, 1.1). SWAT equaled last week's season-high 0.9 in the 18-49 demo.
Gotham matched the 0.7 in adults 18-49 for its premiere last week on Fox. The Orville also came in at 0.7, up 0.1 from a week ago. ABC got a 0.7 from its latest Truth and Lies documentary, this one about Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton.
CBS led the night in adults 18-49 with a 1.5 rating, topping the 1.1 for NBC. ABC and Fox tied for third at 0.7. The CW averaged 0.2.