'Melissa and Joey' Premiere Scores Record Ratings for ABC Family

Series debut marks best ever for net in key adult demo

Melissa & Joey premiered on ABC Family Tuesday night to the network's best ever series debut among the key adults 18-49 demo with 1.3 million viewers.

The series was also the most-watched comedy debut on record with 2.2 million total viewers tuning in.

It ranked sixth among all of the ABC Family's series premieres.

Melissa & Joey was one of the last three original series
ordered by former ABC Family President Paul Lee before he was named
President of ABC Entertainment Group in July
. The other two series, Pretty Little Liars and Huge, have also enjoyed record premiere numbers for the network in key demos this summer.