Post Super Bowl Episode of ‘New Girl’ is the Highest Rated Scripted Telecast in 6 Years

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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).

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