5 New Spring Shows Ranked by Premiere Viewers, From ‘United States of Al’ to ‘Rebel’ (Photos)

Tony Maglio
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Spring has sprung, and so has spring TV. With five new series premieres on broadcast under our belt thus far this spring, TheWrap has ranked the bunch by total viewers.

The leader in the clubhouse is NBC’s “Law & Order: Organized Crime,” with nearly 7.6 million total viewers, according to Nielsen’s Live + Same Day measurement. A distant No. 2 is CBS’ “United States of Al,” which hails from Chuck Lorre.

“Al” did fine, but it was no “Big Bang Theory.”

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See what we’ve got thus far below.

Rank: 5 • Show: “Home Economics” • Net: ABC • Total Viewers: 2.968 million • Topher Grace family comedy whipped up a decent debut, but it doesn’t rank strongly here.

Rank: 4 • Show: “Rebel” • Net: ABC • Total Viewers: 3.557 million • A decent start for 10 p.m., but good luck against “Law & Order: Organized Crime.”

Rank: 3 • Show: “Pooch Perfect” • Net: ABC • Total Viewers: 3.896 million • Not perfect, but not bad.

Rank: 2 • Show: “United States of Al” • Net: CBS • Total Viewers: 5.070 million • The debut audience for Chuck Lorre’s latest CBS sitcom looks pretty good — until you consider that “Law & Order: Organized Crime” premiered the same evening.

Rank: 1 • Show: “Law & Order: Organized Crime” • Net: NBC • Total Viewers: 7.557 million • Dick Wolf’s latest NBC procedural sure attracted a mob.

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Find our winter TV shows version here, for which we ranked 18 freshmen broadcast series. Preview the Top 5 in list form below.

Rank: 5 • Show: “Young Rock” • Net: NBC • Total Viewers: 5.034 million • “Young Rock” was NBC’s most-watched sitcom debut since 2017. Congrats, Dwayne.

Rank: 4 • Show: “Call Me Kat” • Net: Fox • Total Viewers: 5.372 million • Mayim Bialik’s new sitcom lapped up a whole bunch of viewers — for a comedy, especially for a Fox comedy — but it also followed a good NFL game.

Rank: 3 • Show: “The Chase” • Net: ABC • Total Viewers: 6.203 million • Just chasing “The Equalizer” (with a big asterisk) and “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” — for now.

Rank: 2 • Show: “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” • Net: ABC • Total Viewers: 7.831 million • NOT Bankrupt.

Rank: 1 • Show: “The Equalizer” • Net: CBS • Total Viewers: 20.4 million • Immediately following Super Bowl LV, “The Equalizer” bowed to what appears to be a whopper of an audience. But in context, the Queen Latifah drama drew the third-smallest audience ever for a show that had the Super Bowl as its lead-in.

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