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Brooklyn 99, cancelled by FOX premieres on NBC with the highest ratings in 2 years

Oct 25, 2017
8,824
#1
https://tvline.com/2019/01/11/brooklyn-nine-nine-ratings-season-6-premiere-nbc/

Hot damn!

Fox castoff Brooklyn Nine-Nine made its NBC debut on Thursday night to 3.56 million total viewers and a 1.2 rating, improving on time slot predecessor Will & Grace‘s fall average by 50 percent while hitting a two-year demo high for the acclaimed comedy. (In fact, B99 hit a three-year high if you except the Jan. 1, 2017 episode that aired out of a big NFL game.)

Versus its previous season opener, B99 was up 82 and 71 percent.

TVLine readers gave the cop comedy’s return an average grade of “A-,” while “Pineapple Slut” won out novelty shirt poll.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,987
#5
This is going to be my next watch after I get through The Good Place. I've heard great things, and i'm really glad it did well with ratings!
 
Nov 1, 2017
1,849
#10
Having Titan Games as a lead in probably helped but the live ratings are basically irrelevant for this show now that NBC is fully in control. Fox cancelled it because NBC made all the streaming/syndication money. That’s not a problem anymore.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,372
#11
It deserves all the viewers. B99 + the Good Place is the best one hour of comedy on TV right now.
I'm hoping Superstore and AP Bio will come back on Thursdays to join those shows. Superstore, especially.

And for fun:

Every episode of Brooklyn 99 ranked by Vulture:

https://www.vulture.com/article/best-brooklyn-nine-nine-episodes.html

And yes, of course the best episode is number one.
That number 1 episode is what I expected it to be and I'm really pleased with their choice. The number 2 choice is great as well.
 
Oct 26, 2017
9,613
#13
Sucks Superstore can't be part of Thursdays and bring back Must See TV

It's weird though because LMS on FOX hasn't tanked at all so it seems a win on both sides.
 
Dec 6, 2017
3,382
US
#20
Great to hear, funny ass show.

I still wish they had somehow been able to bring back Don't Trust The B In Apartment 23 somewhere, somehow. Loved that show and it still stings.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,426
#26
Haven't seen the episode yet (it's on my DVR), but good to see the show returned to excellent ratings. Obviously that number will drop throughout the season, but the initial numbers make me a lot more confident that we'll get another season after this.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,618
#27
That's awesome. If only The Mick had been saved as well.
Exactly. Fox are morons for creating such amazing sitcoms and cancelling them. The Mick, The Last Man on Earth, LA to Vegas (this one is criminally underrated) and this one. They all deserved at least 9 season run.

I hope they don't touch The Orville.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,054
#30
Great to hear, thanks America for watching it.

Sadly I will have to wait until it comes to Netflix in my country, but can't wait to binge the new season.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,202
#34
Definitely feels like there has been more people talking about than ever before last night.

That, and, this was honestly one of the funniest episodes in a long time. If they can keep this up, this might be the best season since season 3 (this is coming from someone who thought seasons 4 and 5 were solid 8/10 seasons, but not the 9/10 season 2 was or the 10/10 for season 3).

Side note: After last season (but before the cancellation announcement), I honestly thought that this show would only go on for two more seasons, but I'm starting to think this might go for nine like The Office. Would also make sense given how much NBC is investing into this show, it would be weird for them to only pick it up post-cancellation for two seasons.

Second side note: I'm still hoping that Peretti changes her mind and stays on the show, she's still great.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,202
#40
Exactly. Fox are morons for creating such amazing sitcoms and cancelling them. The Mick, The Last Man on Earth, LA to Vegas (this one is criminally underrated) and this one. They all deserved at least 9 season run.

I hope they don't touch The Orville.
I really do feel like comedies should try their best to get on NBC for the assurance that they won't get cancelled. I mean look at Superstore, that had a rough start, but now it's doing great, both in ratings and quality.

Feels like FOX is trying to be more and more drama oriented, I'm still surprised Bob's Burgers hasn't been cancelled, especially since it hasn't been that funny or creative in a couple of seasons.
 
Oct 27, 2017
3,553
Chicago
#42
I really do feel like comedies should try their best to get on NBC for the assurance that they won't get cancelled. I mean look at Superstore, that had a rough start, but now it's doing great, both in ratings and quality.

Feels like FOX is trying to be more and more drama oriented, I'm still surprised Bob's Burgers hasn't been cancelled, especially since it hasn't been that funny or creative in a couple of seasons.
Bob's Burgers has movie coming so it being cancelled isn't happening until after
 
Oct 26, 2017
10,974
#49
was really hoping the network change would mean we would get weekly eps on netflix here in EU (like we do with the Good Place), but alas, no. TV deals, how do they work ;_;
 
Oct 29, 2017
2,697
#50
I just hope Season 6 is actually good.

I only watch sitcoms these days. This, Fresh off the Boat, The Good Place and Modern Family. Though the latter has dipped in quality sadly.