Red Band Society did 4 million viewers and “an anemic” 1.3 rating in adults 18-49. ’Mysteries of Laura’ on NBC on the other hand, “had a healthy 10.4 million viewers and a 2.1 rating,” benefitting greatly from it’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ lead in. We’ll see how well it does when it moves to 8 pm.

The creatively rebooted Fox comedy returned to only 3.1 million viewers and a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49, down 45 percent from last year’s debut. The third season return of companion comedy The Mindy Project had an even sadder story, with 2.8 million viewers and a 1.3 rating, down 32 percent.

I liked the premiere and thought it was overall funny and well balanced. I don’t think a creative renaissance will bring back viewers on its own though.

The 2013-2014 TV season in one depressing chart | Vulture

The 2013-2014 TV season in one depressing chart | Vulture

TV ratings trends in one tweet.

TV ratings trends in one tweet.