Inside Amy Schumer returned for a third season last night with its smallest opener crowd to date, but enjoyed a respectable boost compared to last season’s wrap-up.  An average of 1.006 million caught the season starter of Schumer’s critically adored comedy series; 449,000 aged 18-34, 745,000 18-49-year-olds, and 625,000 aged 25-54.

Schumer did okay off her lead-in, hanging on to all but 12% of Tosh.0’s 1.149 million viewers, but fumbling a larger 22% of his 18-34 crowd (579,000), 20% of his 18-49 audience (934,000), and 16% of his 25-54 audience (746,000).

Schumer’s return improved on her Season 2 wrapper in June, which had logged an initial 818,000 viewers; 387,000 in the younger demo, 609,000 18-49-year-olds, and 442,000 25-54-year-olds. Her third season debut, on April 1, 2014, however, had landed an average of 1.33 million viewers; 844 in the youngest of the three demos and 605 in the oldest.

The series’ original unveiling, in April of 2013, still holds the record as the franchise’s biggest ratings getter to date: 1.6 million total viewers, including 876,000 adults 18-34, 1.2 million adults 18-49, 832,000 25-54-year-olds (and a 2.4 rating among men 18-34).  But back then, her  Tosh.0 leadin had logged 2.4 million viewers of all ages, for instance. For its three premiere-night plays, Inside Amy Schumer averaged 3 million viewers back then.