By James Hibberd
Updated January 03, 2014 at 04:42 PM EST
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Would you settle for five seasons and a movie? Returning right after the New Year holiday, NBC’s Community suffered a drop in the ratings Thursday night.

Community had 3.7 million viewers for its 8 p.m. season premiere and then 3 million viewers for its special second episode at 8:30 p.m. Among adults 18-49, Community had a 1.3 rating and then a 1.2, down 32 percent from last year. This is an all-time low for a Community premiere. Community also didn’t help The Michael J. Fox Show or Sean Saves the World, with both returning to a series low (see chart below). Check our extensive Q&A with Community creator Dan Harmon.

Community‘s big rival, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory (18.9 million, 5.3) didn’t see any holiday impact, however, returning up a few notches from its last episode to rule the night. The rest of CBS’ comedy lineup also posted gains, as well as Elementary.

While ABC had two premieres. There was the return of The Taste (4.7 million, 1.2), down 43 percent from its Tuesday night series premiere last year. Then there was new 10 p.m. eight-episode miniseries The Assets (3.8 million, 0.7), based upon the real-life Aldrich Ames spy case. Clearly, it’s no Scandal.

NET/TIME/SHOW

18-49 RATING

TOTAL VIEWERS (+000_

FOX

8-9P

SLEEPY-

RS

0.6

2,054

9-10P

BONES-

RS

0.7

3,044

ABC

8-10P

TASTE-

P

1.2

4,738

10-11P

ASSETS-

P

0.7

3,778

CBS

8:00P

BIG BANG-

5.3

18,931

8:30P

MILLERS-

2.9

11,551

9:00P

CRAZY ONES-

2.0

8,236

9:30P

TWO&HLF MN-

2.1

8,548

10-11P

ELEMENTARY-

1.8

8,916

NBC

8-9P

COMMUNITY-

P

1.3

3,386

9:00P

SEAN-WORLD-

0.8

2,767

9:30P

MJ FOX SHW-

0.8

2,515

10-11P

PARENTHOOD-

1.3

3,986

CW

8-9P

VAMPIRE DRS-

R

0.3

836

9-10P

REIGN-

R

0.2

794

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