Ratings Report: Strong NBC Premieres

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NBC has high hopes for its two new Thursday night shows, Parks and Recreation and Southland.

After one airing of each, the Peacock must be happy with the results.

The Amy Poehler sitcom recorded 6.8 million viewers, approximately what 30 Rock is averaging for the season. The figure it also about two million more viewers than what Kath & Kim had been doing to for NBC at 8:30 p.m.

Southland, meanwhile, earned 9.7 million viewers. That's an improvement over the show it replcaed, ER, which averaged 9.1 million during its final season.

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Among other primetime pickings:

  • The Office won both its time slots among 18-49 year-olds.
  • Bones (8.9 million) was down from last week.
  • In the Motherhood (4.6 million) and Samantha Who? (4.9 million) were really down.

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