new girl super bowl ratings 'New Girl' and 'Brooklyn Nine Nine' score strong ratings after the Super BowlA very lopsided score in Super Bowl XLVIII drove the game’s ratings down some (or not), and as a result numbers for the post-Super Bowl shows are off a bit too. Still, “New Girl” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” scored by far their biggest audiences ever Sunday night (Feb. 2).

“New Girl” averaged 25.8 million viewers and an 11.1 rating among adults 18-49, and “Brooklyn” scored 14.8 million people and a 6.7 in the 18-49 demographic. Their combined 20.3 million viewers is the lowest for post-Super Bowl shows since 17.4 million people stuck around for “Alias” after the 2003 Super Bowl.

Last year’s post-game episode of “Elementary” on CBS, which started after 11 p.m. ET, drew 20.8 million people.

By itself, though, “New Girl” — which featured a guest-star turn by Prince — topped “Elementary” by a pretty good margin and came pretty close to the “Glee” episode (26.8 million) FOX ran after the 2011 Super Bowl. “New Girl’s” 18-49 rating was also the best for a scripted series on broadcast TV since that “Glee” airing scored an 11.2 in the demo.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” moves to its new timeslot following “New Girl” at 9:30 p.m. ET Tuesday (Feb. 4).