Take something away for a bit, and you’ll have a better idea of how beloved it really was. This is exactly what happened to Brooklyn Nine-Nine. While it was a critical and fan darling in the vein of shows like Parks and Recreation, it apparently didn’t do enough ratings-wise to keep it from getting the ax over at FOX.
Luckily, NBC was there to help us out, and within 24 hours, they picked up the show for another season. It’s not a fully twenty-something episode season, but it’s enough to make the likes of me and plenty of other fans happy. This is indicative in the ratings boost the show’s premiere on NBC got last night.
According to Deadline, the show had an 82% overall increase in ratings from last year, with 3.56 million total viewers tuning in. This marks the shows’ best ratings in the past two years, which is pretty impressive. Of course, it is the first episode at a new network — and it comes several months after its new season would have normally aired, so it makes sense there’d be some pent-up enthusiasm.
The real testing ground will be in the weeks to come. Can enthusiasm hold for this show in the weeks to come so that we can actually get another FULL-LENGTH season from NBC? One can certainly hope.
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