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Saturday, October 25, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 10/24/14

Please note these are based on preliminary results. This post will be updated to reflect final numbers when available.

ABC
8:00 Last Man Standing
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 Cristela
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Shark Tank
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5

CBS
8:00 The Amazing Race

Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Hawaii Five-0
Viewers: 8.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Blue Bloods
Viewers: 11.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Grimm
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
10:00 Constantine
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

FOX
8:00 MLB World Series Game 3

Viewers: 9.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5

Friday night had premieres on NBC as they waited until October to premiere Grimm, as they have most years, and paired it with the new Constantine. First up, Dateline NBC moved to 8pm and was up four tenths in viewers and down a tenth in the demo. Grimm returned down three tenths in the demo from last year's premiere this same weekend, but it was up from what it was getting in the spring. The premiere of Constantine was down just a tenth from Grimm, but much lower than last year's Dracula premiere. What really matters, however, is where it ends up. If it can stay close to Grimm in numbers, it will be fine. The problem with Dracula was the audience evaporated over time. I'd call it a neutral start for Constantine... could have been worse, could have been better. FOX had decent numbers from Game 3 of the World Series.

The other two networks felt the heat from the NBC premieres and the World Series. On ABC, Last Man Standing was down half a million viewers and two tenths in the demo for a series low. Cristela was down eight tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. I don't think it'll get better next week on Halloween, but these shows might rebound in November. Shark Tank was down four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo at 9pm while 20/20 benefited from no Dateline in the hour, and was up 1.2 million viewers and four tenths in the demo. CBS also saw series lows to start out its night with both The Amazing Race and Hawaii Five-0. Race was down a million viewers and four tenths in the demo while Hawaii was down four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Despite those lead-in drops and stronger competition, Blue Bloods was up half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Blue Bloods (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: The Amazing Race (CBS)

Friday, October 24, 2014

CANCELLATION ALERT: Manhattan Love Story

We're over a month into the season and we finally have our first cancellation. ABC has cancelled Manhattan Love Story after four episodes. One of the least-buzzed shows coming into the season, Manhattan premiered to a weak 4.7 million viewers and 1.5 demo. While pretty low, it was better than some expected. It stumbled to a 0.9 demo for its second and third week and then it was all the way down to a 0.7 demo this week. Through four episodes, it averaged 3.4 million viewers and a 1.0 demo. A big factor, too, was very little DVR attention, indicating this isn't a show people are watching live or later. The show was already preempted for next week. On November 4, ABC will double pump struggling 8pm comedy Selfie. It's not doing much better than Love Story, but it's got a little higher raw numbers, buzz, and DVR ratings.

This is the first cancellation and it's from the same network that has renewed two shows for full seasons. Networks are slower this year, perhaps because shows have been stable for the most part and networks are waiting for DVR numbers. ABC gave Black-ish and How to Get Away with Murder full seasons. As for their other newbies, it's looking positive so far for Cristela on Fridays while Forever and Selfie are struggling, though Forever has been an improvement in a tough timeslot for ABC.

Manhattan Love Story is now the first official cancellation of the season (yes, Mulaney had its episodes cut but it hasn't been officially given its walking papers). Manhattan joins a dubious list including Lucky 7 (2013), Made in Jersey (2012), The Playboy Club (2011), and Lone Star (2010).

RATINGS RECAP: 10/23/14

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy
Viewers: 8.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5
9:00 Scandal
Viewers: 10.0 million, 18-49 demo: 3.0
10:00 How to Get Away with Murder
Viewers: 10.0 million, 18-49 demo: 3.0

CBS
8:00 Thursday Night Football Kickoff
Viewers: 8.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
8:30 Thursday Night Football
Viewers: 20.2 million, 18-49 demo: 6.7

NBC
8:00 The Biggest Loser
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Bad Judge
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:30 A to Z
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Parenthood
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

FOX
8:00 Bones (Repeat)

Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Gracepoint
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

Thursday night had the final Thursday Night Football of the season for CBS (it will continue on NFL Network). The Broncos-Chargers tilt delivered the best numbers since the first CBS game before the TV season officially started. Football on broadcast networks on Thursday was successful, but it didn't get the numbers the networks get on Sunday. The regular CBS Thursday lineup including The Big Bang Theory and the new series The McCarthys premieres next Thursday. ABC had a pretty strong night with everything going up from last week. At 8pm, Grey's Anatomy was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. It will have to face The Big Bang Theory for the first time next week. At 9pm, Scandal was up a tenth in viewers and the demo. How to Get Away with Murder closed out the night with a nice rebound as it was up two tenths in viewers and the demo, tying Scandal exactly. This is a hit lineup for sure. We'll see what happens with CBS next week, but the only show I see potentially being affected is Grey's.

Over on NBC, The Biggest Loser started things out down a tenth in viewers and the demo, tying a series low. After a couple surprisingly steady weeks, Bad Judge was down three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo to a weak 1.0. At 9:30pm, A to Z was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. These shows could go even lower next week when they have to face comedies in the hour. At 10pm, Parenthood was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for a season low. FOX started with a repeat Bones. Considering how things have been for them, Bones pulled pretty good repeat numbers (better than some FOX shows' originals). At 9pm, Gracepoint was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Bad Judge (NBC)

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, October 24 & Saturday, October 25

FRIDAY
Friday night has one of the final fall series premieres with NBC's new comic book thriller Constantine. It follows the season premiere of Grimm, and these late October premieres have worked well in the past for NBC Fridays. I'm not sure if it'll start as strong as other years, but I think there'll be decent sampling. Elsewhere, FOX has Game 3 of the World Series and ABC and CBS have their regular lineups. I don't think we'll see any major drops despite much more competition from NBC and FOX.

ABC
8:00 Last Man Standing #69 "School Merger"
8:30 Cristela #3 "Mr. Felix and Ms. Daniela"
9:00 Shark Tank
10:00 20/20
Prediction: Last Man - 6.5 million, 1.2/Cristela - 5.9 million, 1.2/Shark - 7.4 million, 2.0/2020 - 5.1 million, 1.2

CBS
8:00 The Amazing Race
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 #98 "Ho'olina"
10:00 Blue Bloods #94 "Loose Lips"
Prediction: Race - 6.1 million, 1.2/Hawaii - 8.9 million, 1.2/Bloods - 10.5 million, 1.2

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
9:00 Grimm #67 "Thanks for the Memories" (Season Finale)
10:00 Constantine #1 "Non Est Asylum" (SERIES PREMIERE)
Prediction: Dateline - 5.4 million, 1.3/Grimm - 6.0 million, 1.8/Constantine - 5.5 million, 1.6

FOX
8:00 World Series Game 3: Kansas City at San Francisco


SATURDAY

ABC
8:00 College Football: Ohio State at Penn State


CBS
8:00 Elementary (REPEAT)
9:00 48 Hours (REPEAT)

10:00 48 Hours

NBC
8:00 The Mysteries of Laura #6 "The Mystery of the Red Runway" (REPEAT)
9:00 Constantine #1 "Non Est Asylum" (REPEAT)

10:00 Saturday Night Live (REPEAT)

FOX
8:00 MLB World Series Game 4: Kansas City at San Francisco

Thursday, October 23, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 10/22/14

ABC
8:00 The Middle
Viewers: 7.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
8:30 The Goldbergs
Viewers: 7.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
9:00 Modern Family
Viewers: 10.2 million, 18-49 demo: 3.4
9:30 Black-ish
Viewers: 8.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
10:00 Nashville
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

CBS
8:00 Survivor
Viewers: 9.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:00 Criminal Minds
Viewers: 9.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5
10:00 Stalker
Viewers: 7.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7

NBC
8:00 The Mysteries of Laura
Viewers: 8.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 Chicago PD
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5

FOX
8:00 MLB World Series Game 2
Viewers: 12.9 million, 18-49 demo: 3.4

Wednesday night had Game 2 of the World Series still down year to year, but not nearly as dramatically as Game 1. It was down just two tenths from last year's Game 2, which aired on a Thursday. Everything else on all four networks was pretty stable. On ABC, The Middle and The Goldbergs picked up where they left off two years ago. The Middle was down four tenths in viewers and even in the demo while The Goldbergs was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. It was also only a tenth away from Black-ish... very impressive. At 9pm, Modern Family was up half a million viewers and even in the demo while Black-ish was up 1.1 million viewers but down a tenth in the demo. For some reason, it skewed much older this week. All four comedies just got two extra episodes ordered from ABC as they are clearly happy with how things are going on this night. At 10pm, Nashville was up four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo.

On CBS, Survivor was down a tenth in viewers and the demo, tying a series low. This show ebbs and flows even with a downward trickle year-to-year, so I wouldn't worry too much. At 9pm, Criminal Minds was down a million viewers but up a tenth in the demo. It skewed much younger this week. At 10pm, Stalker was down half a million viewers and even in the demo for a third straight week. Finally on NBC, The Mysteries of Laura was down four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Law & Order: SVU was even in viewers and down a tenth in the demo and Chicago PD closed out the night up a tenth in viewers and down a tenth in the demo. All in all, a solid night for everyone.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: The Goldbergs (ABC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Survivor (CBS)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 10/21/14

ABC
8:00 Selfie
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 Manhattan Love Story
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 Forever
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

CBS
8:00 NCIS
Viewers: 17.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
9:00 NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 16.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
10:00 Person of Interest
Viewers: 9.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 12.0 million, 18-49 demo: 3.3
9:00 Marry Me
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:30 About a Boy
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 Chicago Fire
Viewers: 7.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9

FOX
8:00 MLB World Series Game 1

Viewers: 12.2 million, 18-49 demo: 3.4

Tuesday night had Game 1 of the World Series on FOX. While it was the lowest rated Game 1 ever, it was a huge improvement over FOX's regular lineup. Both those trends will probably continue as the World Series continues. On NBC, The Voice was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo from last week. The battle rounds on Tuesday held up a lot better in week two than on Monday. The news was not good for the comedies at 9pm. Marry Me was down a rough 1.9 million viewers and half a demo point from its series premiere. That's a pretty steep drop even for a new show, and especially with the lead-in relatively steady. It's looking weaker than previous Voice lead-out comedies, and none of those worked in the long run. At 9:30pm, About a Boy was down 1.2 million viewers and three tenths in the demo for a series low. Despite the 9pm problems, Chicago Fire was up four tenths in viewers and even in the demo for an impressive showing.

Over on ABC, Selfie started things off up four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Things got worse for Manhattan Love Story as it was down three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo to a terrible 0.7 demo. It is preempted next week, but will ABC really continue to air this show in November? I doubt it. At 9pm, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for a series low. Forever closed out the night up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Finally on CBS, NCIS was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. The best news for the Eye Network came at 9pm where NCIS: New Orleans was even in viewers and up two tenths in the demo. It posted its best demo since the series premiere and tied NCIS in the demo, which is pretty impressive. At 10pm, Person of Interest was down three tenths in viewers and even in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Manhattan Love Story (ABC)

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, October 22

Wednesday night has Game 2 of the World Series, but I don't think that will have a big impact on the rest of the night, though FOX will be stronger. ABC is fully new again and the 8pm comedies back could help the whole night.

ABC
8:00 The Middle #124 "The Table"
8:30 The Goldbergs #27 "Shall We Play a Game?"

9:00 Modern Family #125 "Won't You Be Our Neighbor"
9:30 Black-ish #5 "Crime and Punishment"
10:00 Nashville #48 "Road Happy"
Prediction: Middle - 7.2 million, 2.0/Goldbergs - 7.3 million, 2.2/Family - 9.9 million, 3.5/Blackish - 7.5 million, 2.6/Nashville - 5.1 million, 1.3

CBS
8:00 Survivor
9:00 Criminal Minds #214 "The Itch"
10:00 Stalker #4 "Phobia"
Prediction: Survivor - 9.5 million, 2.4/Criminal - 10.7 million, 2.4/Stalker - 7.7 million, 1.7

NBC
8:00 The Mysteries of Laura #6 "The Mystery of the Red Runway"
9:00 Law & Order: SVU #348 "Pornstar's Requiem"
10:00 Chicago PD #20 "An Honest Woman"
Prediction: Laura - 8.2 million, 1.3/SVU - 7.4 million, 1.6/PD - 6.4 million, 1.5

FOX
8:00 MLB World Series Game 2: San Francisco at Kansas City

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 10/20/14

ABC
8:00 Dancing with the Stars
Viewers: 12.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
10:00 Castle
Viewers: 8.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 16.0 million, 18-49 demo: 4.6
8:30 The Millers
Viewers: 8.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:00 Scorpion
Viewers: 10.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
10:00 NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 8.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 11.9 million, 18-49 demo: 3.4
10:00 The Blacklist
Viewers: 9.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4

FOX
8:00 Gotham

Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
9:00 Sleepy Hollow
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8

Monday night had a season premiere for CBS and it did not go well. First up, The Big Bang Theory was up seven tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo from last week in its final Monday airing. It will return to Thursdays next week as Thursday Night Football will be over. At 8:30pm was the season premiere of The Millers and it retained a pretty horrible 44% of its lead-in. The viewer total was a series low and the demo was close. It's only going to get uglier for this show next week when it has 2 Broke Girls as a lead-in instead. Last year, it seemed like a timeslot hit and now it can't even do that with a big lead-in. It couldn't even come close to what Big Bang repeats were getting the last couple weeks. The best news for CBS was that Scorpion was not negatively impacted. It was down seven tenths in viewers and even in the demo despite a much lower (and perhaps more incompatible) lead-in. At 10pm, NCIS: Los Angeles was down four tenths in viewers and up a tenth in the demo. It beat Castle for the first time in the hour, but that says more about what happened to Castle (more on that below).

The Voice appears headed for its regular late season dive as it fell 1.4 million viewers and six tenths in the demo. This was a pretty steep drop for still being the Battle Rounds. At 10pm, The Blacklist followed its lead-in down as it fell half a million viewers and four tenths in the demo. Not the best night for the NBC duo. Over on ABC, Dancing with the Stars was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. Things were odd at 10pm where Castle plunged four tenths in viewers and the demo for a demo series low. I don't really understand what happened here as the lead-in and the competition were the same. ABC has to be hoping this was just a blip, we'll see next week. Finally on FOX, Gotham inched down another three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while Sleepy Hollow was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for its best performance since the season premiere.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Scorpion (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: The Millers (CBS)

WEEKLY RECAP: October 13-19, 2014

Here's my weekly recap for Week #4. Please note this only covers regularly scheduled shows (no sports, specials, repeats, or Saturday shows)

TOP 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Monday 8:00pm) - 4.5    4th week
2. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 4.0    4th week
3. The Simpsons (FOX, Sunday 8:00pm) - 3.6    3rd week
4. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 3.4    3rd week
    Modern Family (ABC, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 3.4    4th week
6. Scandal (ABC, Thursday 10:00pm) - 2.9    4th week
7. The Blacklist (NBC, Monday 10:00pm) - 2.8    3rd week
    How to Get Away with Murder (ABC, Thursday 10:00pm) - 2.8    4th week
9. Once Upon a Time (ABC, Sunday 8:00pm) - 2.7    4th week
10. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 2.5    2nd week
     Black-ish (ABC, Wednesday 9:30pm) - 2.5    2nd week
     Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Sunday 8:30pm) - 2.5    1st week
     Family Guy (FOX, Sunday 9:00pm) - 2.5    2nd week

TOP 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. NCIS (CBS, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 17.3 million    4th week
2. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 16.1 million    4th week
3. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Monday 8:00pm) - 15.3 million    4th week
4. The Voice (NBC, Monday 8:00pm) - 13.3 million    4th week
5. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Monday 8:00pm) - 12.7 million    4th week
6. The Voice (NBC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 12.3 million    3rd week
    Madam Secretary (CBS, Sunday 8:00pm) - 12.3 million   4th week
8. Scorpion (CBS, Monday 9:00pm) - 11.5 million    4th week
9. 60 Minutes (CBS, Sunday 7:00pm) - 11.4 million    2nd week
10. Criminal Minds (CBS, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 10.9 million    1st week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (18-49 DEMO)
1. Utopia (FOX, Friday 8:00pm) - 0.7    4th week
2. Gracepoint (FOX, Thursday 9:00pm) - 0.8    3rd week
3. Manhattan Love Story (ABC, Tuesday 8:30pm) - 0.9    2nd week
4. Selfie (ABC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 1.0    2nd week
    Red Band Society (FOX, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 1.0    4th week
    A to Z (ABC, Thursday 9:30pm) - 1.0    3rd week
    Mulaney (FOX, Sunday 9:30pm) - 1.0    3rd week
8. The Mindy Project (FOX, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 1.1    4th week
    Forever (ABC, Tuesday 10:00pm) - 1.1    1st week
    20/20 (ABC, Friday 10:00pm) - 1.1    2nd week
    America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC, Sunday 7:00pm) - 1.1    2nd week

BOTTOM 10 SHOWS (TOTAL VIEWERS)
1. Utopia (FOX, Friday 8:00pm) - 1.8 million    4th week
2. The Mindy Project (FOX, Tuesday 9:30pm) - 2.2 million    4th week
3. New Girl (FOX, Tuesday 9:00pm) - 2.3 million    4th week
    Mulaney (FOX, Sunday 9:30pm) - 2.3 million    3rd week
5. Manhattan Love Story (ABC, Tuesday 8:30pm) - 2.9 million    2nd week
6. Red Band Society (FOX, Wednesday 9:00pm) - 3.2 million    4th week
7. Selfie (ABC, Tuesday 8:00pm) - 3.4 million    2nd week
    A to Z (NBC, Thursday 9:30pm) - 3.4 million    2nd week
9. Hell's Kitchen (FOX, Wednesday 8:00pm) - 3.7 million    4th week
    Gracepoint (FOX, Thursday 9:00pm) - 3.7 million    2nd week

WINNERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - The Voice (NBC)    1st week
Tuesday - Chicago Fire (NBC)    2nd week
Wednesday - Criminal Minds (CBS)    2nd week
Thursday - Grey's Anatomy (ABC)    2nd week
Friday - The Amazing Race (CBS)    1st week
Sunday - Madam Secretary (CBS)    1st week

LOSERS OF THE NIGHT
Monday - NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)    2nd week
Tuesday - Person of Interest (CBS)    1st week
Wednesday - Hell's Kitchen (FOX)    1st week
Thursday - Gracepoint (FOX)    2nd week
Friday - 20/20 (ABC)    1st week
Sunday - Mulaney (FOX)    2nd week

MY TOP 5 EPISODES OF THE WEEK
1. Brooklyn Nine-Nine #26 "Halloween II"    1st week
2. Scandal #51 "Like Father, Like Daughter"    3rd week
3. Gotham #4 "Arkham"    3rd week
4. About a Boy #14 "About a Vasectomy"    1st week
5. Blue Bloods #93 "Excessive Snooping"    4th week

RATINGS RECAP: 10/19/14

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:00 Once Upon a Time
Viewers: 8.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.7
9:00 Resurrection
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 Revenge
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes

Viewers: 11.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:00 Madam Secretary
Viewers: 12.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 The Good Wife
Viewers: 10.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 CSI
Viewers: 8.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

NBC
7:00 Football Night in America
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
8:00 NFL Pregame
Viewers: 12.6 million, 18-49 demo: 4.1
8:30 Sunday Night Football
Viewers: 23.8 million, 18-49 demo: 8.2

FOX
7:00 NFL Overrun

Viewers: 27.0 million, 18-49 demo: 8.8
7:30 The OT
Viewers: 13.8 million, 18-49 demo: 5.1
8:00 The Simpsons
Viewers: 7.8 million, 18-49 demo: 3.6
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5
9:00 Family Guy
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5
9:30 Mulaney
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

Sunday night had a big NFL overrun for FOX, which of course helped their lineup. It also helped that The Simpsons was airing its annual "Treehouse of Horror" episode, as it was up half a million viewers and three tenths in the demo to a strong 3.6. Brooklyn Nine-Nine followed with a Halloween episode of its own and it performed admirably. It was up seven tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo. This show really seems to be a nice fit for FOX's Sunday night lineup and that has to be a pleasant surprise. At 9pm, Family Guy was up 1.1 million viewers and six tenths in the demo from its last new episode two weeks ago (not on an NFL lead-in night). The news was pretty terrible for Mulaney though as it was up a tenth in viewers but down a tenth in the demo, despite a new lead-in this week. It retained just 40% of its Family Guy lead-in. FOX already cut Mulaney's episode order. How long until Bob's Burgers comes to 9:30pm?

On CBS, 60 Minutes started things off up 1.2 million viewers but down a tenth in the demo. At 8pm, Madam Secretary was up eight tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. The fact that this show's total viewership has stayed steady through its first six episodes, even when it doesn't have an NFL lead-in, has been remarkable. I think this show has been an over-performer and I think it'll get a full season very soon from CBS. At 9pm, The Good Wife was up half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo. The total viewership from Madam seems to be helping Wife. At 10pm, CSI was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. CBS is just going to have to be OK with these high viewership, low demo results on Sundays just as they are on Fridays. They are probably upscale viewers so that helps and I think CBS will be OK with this lineup.

ABC was off the map except for the 8pm hour. First up, America's Funniest Home Videos was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo from last week's season premiere. At 8pm, Once Upon a Time was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. It's still showing lots of growth year-to-year. Things are getting bad for Resurrection. It was down half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo for another series low. The signs were all there and it appears that The Walking Dead put the final nail in the coffin for this show. At 10pm, Revenge was up three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo despite the lead-in being down. NBC had Peyton Manning's record setting night in a Broncos-49ers game. Despite a blow-out, it delivered the best numbers for Sunday night in four weeks.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Madam Secretary (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Mulaney (FOX)