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09/18/2013 12:12 pm ET

'Dad's Ratings Are OK, 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Premieres Well

Fox

The "Dads" ratings are in and they're ... OK! Looks like the bad press worked in Fox's favor.

The new sitcom starring Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi pulled in 5.6 million viewers and a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic. It was up against a rerun of "NCIS" on CBS (10.4 million viewers and a 1.3 rating), NBC's "Million Second Quiz" (5.2 million viewers and a 1.1 rating), ABC's broadcast of "Iron Man 2" (3.8 million viewers and a 1.1 rating) and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" on The CW (2.4 million viewers and a 0.8 rating).

Fox promoted "Dads" by highlighting bad reviews.

Next week, "Dads" will be up against new shows, including "NCIS" and the premiere of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." on ABC.

Fox's other new comedy, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" did better at 8:30 p.m. ET. The Andy Samberg comedy from the producers of "Parks & Rec" had 6 million viewers and a 2.5 rating.

The Season 3 premiere of "New Girl" had a 2.9 rating and 5.6 million viewers. At 9:30 p.m. ET the Season 2 premiere of "The Mindy Project," which had been released online early, had 4 million viewers and a 1.9 rating.

As always, the test for new TV shows are in the weeks to come.

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