Brooklyn Nine-Nine has received critical acclaim. As of December 2014, Rotten Tomatoes gave Season 1 a score of 88% based on 49 reviews, with the consensus, "Led by the surprisingly effective pairing of Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is aCHARMING, intelligently written take on the cop show format" and, about Season 2, a score of 100% based on 11 reviews, with the consensus, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine's winning cast, appealing characters and wacky gags make it good comfort food." Metacriticgives the first season of the show a weighted average rating of 70/100, based on 33 reviews,INDICATING "generally favorable reviews".
The Huffington Post posted a list of "9 Reasons You Need To Start Watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine", whilePaste magazine celebrated "The 10 Best Moments from Brooklyn Nine-Nine's First Season" in 2014.
During the 2013 Comedy Central Roast of James Franco, Bill Hader wore a white wig and pretended to be "The President of Hollywood." Hader joked to Andy Samberg, "Looking forward to your new show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Funny cops. You're always pushing the envelope, Andy. What's going to happen when you run out of funny crimes like graffiti and pickpockets? Can't wait to see episode 10 when Brooklyn 99 has toDEAL with a rape. 'Oh, I dropped the rape kit. Sporgie Dorg!'"
Chelsea Peretti, who plays Gina, told an interviewer, "I remember as a writer when actors would come in toParks and Rec they were like, 'Oh my god this is the nicest set.' And I think similarly people feel the same with Brooklyn Nine-Nine."
In September 2014, The AV Club featured an interview with property master Chris Call, who talked about his hecticJOB; for example: "On a show like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, everything is a gag — and a lot of them are sight gags — so there's a lot of different props that come up. If I was doing a show like Parenthood, it would be your standard everyday things that people have, like a cup of coffee or their dinner. Comedy — I've discovered especially — is filled with props. And on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, it seems to be even more so. It's such an ever-changing beast — comedy — because jokes change all the time."
On January 3, 2015, Universal Partnerships & Licensing partnered with RED Games to launch a real-life version of the addictive puzzle game Kwazy Cupcakes! based on the very same app from Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The app is available on iOS and Android mobile devices.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is simulcast on City in Canada up to the second episode in the second season. In the United Kingdom, the show premiered on E4 in January 2014 The second season debuted on January 15, 2015. The series airs on RTÉ Two in Ireland. In New Zealand, Brooklyn Nine-Nine premiered onTV2 on February 13, 2014. In India, it airs on Comedy Central India. In Australia, Brooklyn Nine-Nine premiered on SBS on July 28, 2014, and airs repeats onUniversal Channel from January 7, 2015. It moved to SBS 2 in 2015 commencing with the second season, which premiered on March 3, 2015, and currently airs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. every week. In Singapore, the show airs on Tuesdays at 11:00 pm on Mediacorp Channel 5. In December 2014,NETFLIX UK added the first season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine to its listings.