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J.J. Abrams' 'Almost Human' sci-fi premiere buddies up to ratings

J.J. Abrams' 'Almost Human' sci-fi premiere buddies up to ratings

The androids don't need to be paranoid: Fox's "Almost Human" got off to a fine start in the ratings on Sunday night.

The latest from super-producer J.J. Abrams - a buddy-cop concept where androids are paired with humans to bust crimes - delivered 9.1 million total viewers in a special roll-out, according to Nielsen. Fox is airing the premiere in two parts, with the second half coming on Monday, where it will usually air.

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In the key category of adults aged 18 to 49, "Almost Human" was easily the top-rated program of the night, with a 3.1 rating/8 share. That easily marched past ABC's fantasy "Once Upon a Time" (1.9 rating/5 share).

"Almost Human" might have done even better but for a very hectic football schedule on Sunday night. In many markets, an NFL overrun on Fox led right into the show - and then many fans presumably departed once that game was over to catch NBC's Chiefs-Broncos match-up for the rest of the night.

What did you think of "Almost Human"?

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