via press note:
With the final ratings in from Nielsen, both NEW GIRL and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE grew from yesterday’s preliminary numbers.
Live + Same Day
New Girl (S) 10:23p
Adults 18-49 = 11.4/27
Total Viewers = 26.3 Mil
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (S) 10:54p
Adults 18-49 = 6.9/18
Total Viewers = 15.1 Mil
Sunday’s special telecast of NEW GIRL is now broadcast television’s highest rated comedy telecast in nearly 10 years in Adults 18-49, since the Friends series finale on 5/6/04 (24.9/54).
NEW GIRL outperformed last year’s post-Super Bowl program, CBS’ Elementary by +46% among Adults 18-49 (vs. 7.8/23 on 2/3/13) and by +26% in Total Viewers (26.3 vs. 20.9 Mil).
Last night’s NEW GIRL also outperformed the most recent post-Super Bowl sitcom, The Office (2/1/09) by +4% in Adults 18-49 (11.4 vs. 11.0) and +15% in Total Viewers (26.3 Mil vs 22.9 Mil).
NEW GIRL was the highest rated scripted entertainment telecast on broadcast TV in six years, since FOX’s post-Super Bowl episode of HOUSE (12.9/31 on 2/3/08).