“K-Ville”: Solid in its debut

Kvillesp1It was mostly bon ton roulette time for Fox’s “K-Ville” in its debut Monday in the 9 p.m. slot behind “Prison Break.”

“K-Ville,” starring Anthony Anderson and Cole Hauser as tough cops in post-Katrina New Orleans, pulled in a credible 9 million viewers and 3.4 rating/8 share in the adults 18-49 demo, according to prelim Nielsens. Undoubtedly Fox would’ve liked to have seen a higher demo number, but it’s a start. Most importantly, show built on its “Prison Break” lead-in — not by much, but inching up is better than going the other way. (Click here for a rundown of Monday night’s primetime action by Variety ratings guru and Season Pass contributor Rick Kissell.)

Fox brass have to be encouraged by the solid male demo numbers that “K-Ville” garnered — including a 3.1/8 in men 18-49 and 3.7/8 in men 25-54. However, “Prison Break” had a much stronger hold on the men 18-34 crowd, averaging a 3.1/10 to “K-Ville’s” 2.3/7.

–Cynthia Littleton

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