More importantly, "Brooklyn" built on a less-than-stellar 8 p.m. lead-in from the controversial new sitcom "Dads" from
Keep in mind that neither "Dads" nor "Brooklyn" had significant competition from the other major networks.
Among the returning shows, "New Girl's" third season debut averaged a 2.9 in the 18-49 category, making it the highest-rated show in that demographic of the night across the broadcast networks. The quirky comedy starring Zooey Deschanel was up 4% over last year in the demo. It drew 5.6 million viewers.
Overall, Fox had the highest 18-49 rating of the night with a 2.3, but that will probably even out as the other networks begin to introduce their new series.
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