CBS' gay-inclusive comedy The McCarthys premiered Thursday to sluggish ratings.

The McCarthys revolves around a close-knit sports-crazed Boston family. In the pilot, openly gay Ronny (played by Tyler Ritter) attempts to spend less time with his family in order to improve his dating life.

Despite an enviable time slot following the season premiere of Two And A Half Men, the sitcom under performed.

The McCarthys debuted with an underwhelming by CBS comedy standards 1.9 rating in the 18-49,” Deadline Hollywood reported. “That is believed to be the lowest-rated in-season comedy premiere in the network's history, a tenth below CBS' previous lowest-rated comedy debut, We are Men (2.0) last fall.”

In reviewing the comedy, Deadline Hollywood's Dominic Patten called the show stale – “The McCarthys is a show that could have debuted almost any time in the last ten years. And I don't mean that in the best way. The characters are stock, the comedy broad, the gay and lesbian jokes homely.” – but added that the comedy shows potential for being a “solid scorer” for CBS on Thursday.