FOX Grants 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Full Season, Gives It Post Super Bowl Slot


Brooklyn Nine-Nine


Despite okay at best ratings, FOX has elected to grant freshman comedy 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' a full 22 episode season. The most recent installment earned a meager 1.4 rating among adults 18-49, but that apparently isn't low enough for FOX to count the show out. In fact, in addition to ordering the show's "back-nine" episodes, the network also plans to put 'Brooklyn' in the coveted post-Super Bowl timeslot.

FOX announced that 'New Girl' would fill the first half of the post-Super Bowl hour a few months back, but hadn't yet chosen what other comedy would air afterward. 'The Mindy Project' has been a very lackluster performer so far this season, and 'Dads' has definitely failed to light the world on fire. This left only one real option, the Andy Samberg-Andre Braugher lead 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine.'

Samberg stars as laid back NYC detective Jake Peralta, while Braugher plays his new by-the-book captain Ray Holt. Needless to say, their personalities aren't compatible. Other cast members include Terry Crews, Stephanie Beatriz,  Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, and Chelsea Peretti. The series premiered to mostly good reviews, but has never really taken off with audiences at large. Interestingly, one demographic it does quite well with is those making six figures or above. Neilsen refers to these people as "upscale viewers," which I can't decide if I'm insulted by or not. Does that make us normal folk downscale? Anyway, the disposable income of its viewers likely played a large factor in FOX putting its support behind 'Brooklyn.'

Does 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' deserve to air after the Super Bowl?

- Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Written by: msd85
Oct 18th, 2013, 4:37 pm

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Message Posted On Jan 13th, 2014, 9:18 am
Not at all. It's not a mystery why this show has poor ratings. It's not funny, it's not well written and it's not well-acted. B99 is a sad attempt to copy the success of better shows like "Parks sand Recreation" and "The Office". But now that it's won two super-undeserved Golden Globes and critics are jamming it down our throats forcing us to like it, the question of B99 "deserving" to air after the Super Bowl is mute. The better question is "How much longer will Fox keep this this afloat?"

Message Posted On Oct 19th, 2013, 12:56 am
"Does 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' deserve to air after the Super Bowl?" Hell yeah. Funnyest show atm.
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