Chip off the older block

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Fox's new comedy, That 80s Show, debuted with strong ratings Wednesday night.

The spinoff of That 70s Show averaged a 6.2 rating/17 share in adults 18 through 49 and 11.7 million viewers at 8 p.m. EST/PST, according to Nielsen
Media Research.

That 80s Show raised its time-period averages by 49 percent in total viewers and 68 percent in adults 18 through 49.