Mob Doctors (Fox) — 3.96 million viewers; 1.3 in the demo. This show is dead on arrival and may be the first cancellation of the season.
Animal Practice (NBC) — 5.1 million viewers; 1.4 in the demo. Slightly better than the Thursday night sitcoms, but not a good premiere number, either. In the demo, it’s not much better than Free Agents debuted with last season, and that show was canceled after three episodes. Poor Justin Kirk.
Guys with Kids (NBC) — 4.7 million viewers; 1.6 in the demo. Jimmy Fallon failed to bring in an audience for this. Any other network, and it’d be canceled in a matter of weeks. It may stick around for a couple of months because this is NBC.
Somewhere in Between
New Girl (Fox) — 5.3 million viewers; 2.7 in the demo. Those numbers are significantly down from its premiere last season, but I have to think that the ratings will be much, much higher once time shifting is accounted for. The 2.7 is decent, but the 5.3 million viewers is much less than Go On. New Girl also received a 2.7 in the demo for its second episode of the night.
Ben and Kate (Fox) — 4.19 million viewers; 2.0 in the demo. A drop in viewers and in the demo following its New Girl lead-in. Will Fox let Ben and Kate find an audience? It’s probably on a short leash.
The New Normal (NBC) — 5.24 million viewers; 2.0 in the demo. Over on NBC, this would normally be a solid number, but it’s quite a bit down from its Go On lead in, so they’re probably fairly disappointed.
The Mindy Project (Fox) — 4.73 million viewers; 2.4 in the demo. I didn’t love the show, but I expected much more in the ratings department, but I also think this one will cultivate an audience, especially once the New Girl viewers return.
The Neighbors (ABC) — 9.2 million viewers; 3.3 in the demo. Those are huge numbers for any sitcom on the networks, EXCEPT the one following the Modern Family juggernaut. Down 5 million viewers from its lead-in, and I expect it will only get worse now that people have actually seen the show.