Good news for everyone’s favorite police precinct, Brooklyn Nine-Nine hit 3.56 million total viewers and a 1.2 rating in its NBC debut on Thursday night, according to TVLine. That marks an increase of 82 and 71 percent compared to its previous season opener, and a 50 percent improvement on Will & Grace, which previously held the time slot. All told, the ratings were a two-year demo high for the Nine-Nine. Somewhere, Fox executives are shaking their heads.
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Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), a talented and carefree cop with the best arrest record, has never had to follow the rules too closely or work very hard. That changes when Ray Holt, a man with a lot to prove, becomes the new commanding officer of Brooklyn’s 99th precinct. As Holt reminds Peralta to respect the badge, an extremely competitive colleague — Detective Amy Santiago — starts to close in on the hotshot cop’s arrest record. Other members of the precinct include Sgt. Terry Jeffords, a devoted family man, Detective Charles Boyle, a hard worker who idolizes Jake, and Rosa Diaz, a sexy-yet-intimidating detective. Civilian office manager Gina Linetti is tasked with cleaning up everyone’s mess, while somehow getting involved in everyone’s business.
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine stars Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Dirk Blocker, and Joel McKinnon Miller. It was created, written, and executive produced by Dan Goor (Parks and Recreation) and Michael Schur (The Good Place), and produced by Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, Fremulon, and Dr. Goor Productions. Goor, Schur, David Miner, and Luke Del Tredici serve as executive producers.
Last spring, Fox suddenly cancelled the hit sitcom but was fortunately given a second chance when NBC immediately picked up the show for a sixth season. Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s sixth season will premiere on January 10, 2019, on NBC.