After a substantial amount of drama that resulted in the series leaving its home network of ABC, Cougar Town made its cable debut last night on TBS to rather soft ratings in the 10 PM timeslot. The season four premiere pulled in about 2.2 million viewers total, which is less than the debut of new TBS comedy Men at Work, which garnered 2.65 million viewers total this past summer.
For Cougar Town, 1.3 million of those viewers were in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic - which is still less than the 1.6 million Men at Work pulled in during its premiere.
During its run on ABC, Cougar Town's highest ratings are at about 4.4 million viewers, which is pretty low for a network series. As the show now moved to a cable network, the substantial drop in viewers is typical, and in no way means the show is in danger yet.
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[via The Hollywood Reporter]