Fox's new crime drama "Gang Related" could use some more recruits.
The new show about a gang member who infiltrates Los Angeles law enforcement got off to a soft start in the ratings Thursday night, debuting to an average of about 3 million viewers and a rating of 0.9 among key 18- to 49-year-olds, according to early numbers from Nielsen.
In the advertiser-desired demographic, that's 30% lower than Fox's year-ago launch of the reality show "Does Someone Have to Go," which premiered with a 1.3. In the 18-49 demographic group, a ratings point equals roughly 1.3 million viewers. Fox's other Thursday show
The former had the most viewers overall (5.8 million) with mostly comedy reruns and the latter won the key demographic (with a 1.5) with "Hollywood Game Night" and the return of "Last Comic Standing." The stand-up comedy competition show hasn't had a premiere since the summer of 2010.
On Thursday, it debuted with 5.4 million viewers and a rating of 1.7 in 18-49, compared with a 2.0 four years ago, and considering the overall drop in TV viewership over the years, that's a solid hold.
CBS' canceled comedy "Bad Teacher" ended its run with a 1.1 in 18-49.