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NBC's WILL & GRACE Now Most-Watched Debut of New/Returning NBC Comedy

In "live plus three day" Niesens, WILL & GRACE increased by +53% in 18-49 (3.00 to 4.60) and +4.6 million viewers overall (10.2 million to 14.8 million) going from "live plus same day" ratings to L+3. The L+3 figures represent NBC's top results for the premiere of a new or returning comedy (excluding post-Olympic previews) in 18-49 in six years (since "The Office" Season 8 premiere on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, 5.17 in L+3 at 9 p.m.) and in total viewers in 12 years (since "My Name Is Earl's" series premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, 15.249 million at 9 p.m.).

The increases of +1.60 rating points and +4.596 million viewers are NBC's biggest L+3 lifts for a primetime comedy in L+3 measurement history. Results are based on viewing data from Nielsen Media Research.

About the show: That's right, honey! A decade after their unforgettable eight-season run, comedy's most fabulous foursome is back. Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally reprise their infamous roles as Will, Grace, Jack and Karen in this exclusive 16-episode first season as well as a 13-episode second season. The legendary James Burrows, director of every original "Will & Grace" episode, returns along with a slew of razor-sharp jabs and dirty martinis. Behold once again, from the minds of Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, TV's wittiest ensemble ever.

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