The last new series of the 2011-12 broadcast season, CBS’ NYC 22, made a quiet entrance onto the schedule last night. The rookie cop drama debuted with a 1.5/4 among adults 18-49 and 8.9 million total viewers at 10 PM. That was down from the 1.7 demo rating in the time slot last week for the season finale of CSI: Miami, which started almost an hour later. NYC 22 was also down a tenth from the premiere of CBS’ lowest-rated new series this season, drama A Gifted Man, which is unlikely to return next season. Leading into NYC 22 was The Good Wife (1.8/4), flat with its last original three weeks ago. 60 Minutes (1.4/5) was down 36% from last week when it followed The Masters overrun. The Amazing Race (2.5/7) was even with last week. CBS (1.8/5, 9.7 million) won the night in 18-49 and total viewers.
The hourlong conclusion of the low-rated four-part Titanic mini-series (0.9/2), which followed a Once Upon A Time repeat (1.1/3), disrupted the flow of ABC’s Sunday lineup. It pushed GCB (1.5/4) down 21% from last week’s 10 PM episode (1.9/5), which followed another GCB original (1.7/4) and a Once rerun (1.0/3). On NBC, Harry’s Law (0.9/3) as down a tenth despite its lead-in, Dateline (1.3/4), shooting up 30%. The Celebrity Apprentice (2.1/5) was flat. Fox veteran The Simpsons (2.2/7) returned to originals down 8% from its last fresh episode four weeks ago. Bob’s Burgers (1.8/5) was up 6% from its last original two weeks ago when it followed a Simpsons repeat. After a Family Guy repeat (2.2/6), a new Cleveland Show (2.0/5) at 9:30 PM perked up, jumping 67% when taken out of scheduling Siberia, aka Fox’s Sunday 7:30 PM slot.
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