TV Ratings: New NBC Comedies Start Softly, 'Big Brother' and 'NY Med' Grow

"Welcome to Sweden" and "Working the Engels" don't stack up to the recent "Undateable" debut, while the CBS competition surges past the latest episodes.
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"Welcome to Sweden"

A new Big Brother saw its biggest boost this season, rising 25 percent from last Thursday's episode. The series, averaging a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49, helped CBS lead the night in the key demo and total viewers.

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Fox also saw growth, with Hell's Kitchen (1.5 adults) up two-tenths of a point from last week. The reality competition led into a steady Gang Related (0.8 adults). And over on ABC, Black Box (0.7 adults) and Rookie Blue (0.9 adults) were both steady with last Thursday, though NY Med (0.9 adults) improved by two-tenths of a point.

Two new comedies, Welcome to Sweden and Working the Engels, opened on NBC — though neither did as well as Undateable's recent debut in the time slot. After Hollywood Game Night (0.9 adults), Welcome to Sweden held 100 percent of its lead-in. Engels (0.7 adults) lost some steam immediately after. Last Comic Standing (1.0 adults) closed the night even with last week's showing.