|Community's Big Premieres|
|2.2 (spring premiere, 3/15/12) |
1.41 (average rest of spring)
1.9 (premiere, 2/7/13)
1.18 (average rest of season)
The premiere in 2012 could've been written off as a fluke due to the competition; namely, it premiered on a night when there was no The Big Bang Theory. However, the show pulled off another improbably big return last winter even as Big Bang was hanging a whooping 6.2 in the half-hour. Does twice make a trend? I'm not 100% convinced. I'm not even sure that Dan Harmon's return is a bigger "event" than the new showrunners were at this time last year. But given this has happened twice now, I'll say it's more likely than not to attract that abnormally large premiere interest again.
(Will average the 8:00 and 8:30 episodes if counted separately.)
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