The NBCU offering debuted yesterday with a 1.1 rating/2 share average in the metered markets.
In the metered markets, four new off-net sitcoms debuted Sept. 21. NBCU’s The Office had the highest-rated premiere, opening yesterday with a 1.1 rating/2 share average with a time period win among adults18-49 in top market New York, beating Family and Wheel, among others.
Twentieth’s My Name is Earl was second with a 0.9/2 average, while CBS Television Distribution’s Everybody Hates Chris premiered with a 0.5/1; and Trifecta’s off-cable Cold Case Files began with a 0.3/1.
Twentieth’s Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? and Litton’s Street Court, both first runs, also launched Sept. 21 with 5th Grader getting a 0.9/2, which held 100% of its lead in. In New York at 5:30 p.m., the show was up 18% from both its lead-in and year-ago time period.
Among other new shows to make their syndication debuts this week were Street Court, which debuted with a 0.5/2 average, down 17% from its lead-in. And Sony’s Dr. Oz, which started Sept 14, averaged a 1.8/5 in its sixth outing yesterday.