“Cougar Town” is loved and promoted at TBS, but that love and promotion didn’t turn into big ratings for the show’s cable debut.
“Justified,” meanwhile, got a strong start to its fourth season on FX, drawing its second-biggest audience ever.
“Cougar Town” drew 2.2 million viewers Tuesday night (Jan. 8) in its TBS premiere. About 60 percent of those people (1.3 million) were part of the adults 18-49 demographic.
Those aren’t bad numbers for a cable comedy, but they’re also below the premieres for TBS’ last two original comedies. “Men at Work” opened to 2.65 million viewers and 1.6 million adults 18-49 last year, while “Sullivan and Son” premiered with 2.5 million total viewers and 1.3 million in the 18-49 demo.
“Justified” grabbed an audience second only to the 4.2 million for the series premiere. It also posted its fourth-best showing ever among adults 18-49.