Givoanni Ribisi, Martin Mull. Brenda Song Givoanni Ribisi, Martin Mull. Brenda Song

Dads  and Brooklyn Nine-Nine kicked off Fox's new comedy blockTuesday with solid debuts.

Proving that there's no such thing as bad publicity, the controversialDads bowed to 5.6 million viewers and a 2.1 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, up 24 percent from Raising Hope's premiere in the slot last year. Brooklyn Nine-Nine, one of users' most-anticipated new comedies, followed with 6 million viewers and a 2.5, improving 19 percent from Ben & Kate's series premiere a year ago.

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