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Sunday, January 4, 2015

THE RUNDOWN: Sunday, January 4

After the holidays, Sunday is the first day that's back to normal with the broadcast networks and there's a lot going on. ABC has the series premiere of musical fairy tale Galavant, which will run back-to-back episodes for four weeks in place of Once Upon a Time. The show has gotten a ton of promotion but it is going against tough competition so I think it'll have a soft premiere. It will probably get even worse for ABC later in the night with Resurrection and Revenge.

NBC has the return of Celebrity Apprentice after more than a year away. It used to be a huge draw but I think that ship has sailed and it won't do all that well. It'll probably be the two networks with no premieres that are the strongest. FOX has a direct NFL lead-in with a huge Wildcard game featuring the national draw Dallas Cowboys, so the numbers for The Simpsons should be huge and that should have a trickle down effect the rest of the night. Despite no direct NFL lead-in, CBS will be able to promote its lineup earlier in the day during the Bengals-Colts game, so they should do pretty well in total viewers (as usual) with their drama lineup.

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
8:00 Galavant #1 "Pilot" (SERIES PREMIERE)
8:30 Galavant #2 "Joust Friends"
9:00 Resurrection #18 "Prophecy"
10:00 Revenge #77 "Epitaph"
Prediction: Videos - 5.2 million, 1.1/Galavant - 5.7 million, 1.2/Resurrection - 3.5 million, 0.9/Revenge - 3.9 million, 1.0

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Madam Secretary #12 "Standoff"
9:00 The Good Wife #123 "Hail Mary"
10:00 CSI #330 "The Greater Good"
Prediction: 60 Mins - 10.9 million, 1.5/Secretary - 12.0 million, 1.4/Wife - 10.5 million, 1.3/CSI - 8.7 million, 1.3

NBC
7:00 Dateline NBC
9:00 Celebrity Apprentice (Season Premiere)
Prediction: Dateline - 3.8 million, 1.1/Apprentice - 5.8 million, 1.5

FOX
7:00 NFL Wildcard Playoffs: Detroit at Dallas
8:00 The Simpsons #562 "The Man Who Came to Be Dinner"
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine #34 "Beach House"
9:00 Family Guy #238 "Stewie, Chris, & Brian's Excellent Adventure"
9:30 Bob's Burgers #75 "Midday Run"
Prediction: Simpsons - 9.4 million, 3.9/Brooklyn - 5.9 million, 2.8/Family - 6.5 million, 3.0/Burgers - 5.3 million, 2.4

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