Night Court Revival Ratings

Let me be the only person on the Internet to say, “The verdict is in” — NBC’s Night Court revival is looking like a hit.

With CBS’ well-watched FBIs in rerun mode tis week, NBC’s sitcom “new-boot” (as co-lead/EP Melissa Rauch likes to call it) debuted on Tuesday night — as a self-starter, mind you — to 7.4 million total viewers and a nearly-unheard-of-these-days 1.0 demo rating. A second installment then drew 6.8 mil and a 0.9. I’m looking into superlatives, but that has to be one of NBC’s most-watched non-sports things in a minute.

TVLine readers gave the premiere an average grade of “B-,” so… we shall see what the future holds!

Leading out of Night Court, New Amsterdam‘s penultimate hour retained 3.4 mil and a 0.4, hitting and matching season highs), though the actual series finale dipped to 2.8 mil/0.3 (and a reader grade of “B”; read post mortem #1 and #2).

Fox’s The Resident wrapped its season (series?) with 2.9 mil and a 0.4, marking one of its better audiences of the season while matching its season high in the demo. TVLine readers gave the finale a rare average grade of “A+”; read post mortem/renewal forecast.

Over on ABC, The Rookie (4.6 mil/0.6) ticked up week-to-week, while the GLAAD Awards-nominated The Rookie: Feds (2.9 mil/0.3) was steady. Will Trent (3.2 mil/0.3) added a few eyeballs in Week 3, while steady n the demo.

NEXT TUESDAY: The Winchesters returns, now at 9 o’clock!

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The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. This is only an exhibition, this is not a competition. Please, no wagering.

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