Christian Slater, Megan Mullally
Breaking In came back from the dead to a ratings bump Tuesday night — but it's not all good news.
The comedy's Season 2 premiere opened to 3.6 million viewers and a 1.7 in the adults 18-to-49 demo, a 31 percent rise in the demo from its near-series finale in May. The figure, though, is well off timeslot predecessor Raising Hope's season average rating (2.2) and New Girl's lead-in of 3.0.
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It was a topsy-turvy night overall for Fox, which claimed the demo win on a night of many repeats. Things kicked off promisingly with Raising Hope's steady performance (4.8 million, 2.1) in its new 8 o'clock timeslot. I Hate My Teenage Daughter, returning from its winter hiatus, followed with a less impressive 3.8 million and a 1.6.
However, Teenage Daughter did claim a demo win over Cougar Town. The Courteney Cox-directed episode slid to a 1.5 rating, but outdrew Teenage Daughter with 4.4 million viewers.
CBS: NCIS (R) 14.4 million viewers (2.4 demo rating)
ABC: Last Man Standing (R) 5.5 million (1.4); Cougar Town 4.4 million (1.5)
Fox: Raising Hope 4.8 million (2.1); I Hate My Teenage Daughter 3.8 million (1.6)
NBC: The Biggest Loser 5.7 million (1.9) [8-10 p.m.]
CW: 90210 1.29 million (0.7)
CBS: NCIS: Los Angeles (R) 11.9 million (1.9)
ABC: The River 4 million (1.5)
Fox: New Girl 6 million (3.0); Raising Hope 4.8 million (2.2)
CW: Ringer 1.24 million (0.5)
CBS: Unforgettable (R) 8.25 million (1.4)
ABC: Body of Proof (R) 4.7 million (.9)
NBC: Decision 2012 3.14 million (1.0)