Night Court Reboot: NBC’s new comedy settles on the best comedy debut ratings in more than five years
Alright, everyone, settle down. This court is in session! The two-episode premiere of NBC‘s Night Court reboot is doing serious numbers for the network, resulting in the highest ratings for an NBC comedy in more than five years. The first episode became the highest-rated and most-watched program of the night, with a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic. It’s worth noting that the Night Court reboot achieved this milestone without an NFL tie-in, which is what many shows rely on for an additional premiere boost.
The second episode snagged the number two slot in the rating department, though it dipped to 0.9 in the demo totals. This number is still high, especially for a comedy premiere. The second episode grabbed the attention of 6.7 million viewers, which is impressive. NBC’s Night Court reboot earned the best numbers since The Connors premiered on ABC in 2018. Night Court also holds the best broadcast premiere for the television season and the best comedy launch on television or cable overall. People sure do love their courtroom drama!
The new incarnation of Night Court got off the ground thanks to The Big Bang Theory actor Melissa Rauch, who was a big fan of the original series. Rauch not only stars in the series but also serves as an executive producer as well. John Larroquette returns as Dan Fielding, starring alongside Rauch. The new Night Court series will revolve around “unapologetic optimist judge Abby Stone (Rauch), the daughter of the late Harry Stone, who follows in her father’s footsteps as she presides over the night shift of a Manhattan arraignment court and tries to bring order to its crew of oddballs and cynics, most notably former night court prosecutor Dan Fielding (Larroquette).” In addition to Melissa Rauch and John Larroquette, Night Court also stars India de Beaufort, Kapil Talwalkar, and Lacretta.
Are you one of the many viewers who tuned in for the premiere of NBC’s Night Court reboot? What is the funniest show to hit television in the past five years? Will the Night Court reboot have a long life on NBC? Only time will tell. Until then, this court is adjourned.
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