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Tuesday, October 4, 2016


7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:00 Once Upon a Time
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Secrets and Lies
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Quantico
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 10.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 11.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 Madam Secretary
Viewers: 9.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Elementary
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

7:00 Football Night in America
Viewers: 8.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.7
8:22 Sunday Night Football
Viewers: 18.1 million, 18-49 demo: 6.7

7:00 NFL Overrun
Viewers: 22.7 million, 18-49 demo: 7.7
7:47 The OT
Viewers: 12.5 million, 18-49 demo: 4.6
8:00 The Simpsons
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.6
8:30 Son of Zorn
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 Family Guy
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:30 The Last Man on Earth
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

On Sunday night, it was FOX's chance for the NFL overrun which meant a rise across the board. As usual, the show that benefited the most was The Simpsons, which was up a whopping 2.6 million viewers and 1.2 demo points from last week. But Son of Zorn couldn't make a huge dent even with the NFL fueled night. It was up nine tenths in viewers and half a demo point from last week, but it lost a full demo point from its lead-in. If this is the ceiling for Zorn, it won't be around very long. At 9pm, Family Guy was up seven tenths in viewers and four tenths in the demo, building on its lead-in. The NFL heat did not really reach The Last Man on Earth, which was up just three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo to a weak 1.0. On NBC, a Steelers blowout of the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football was down from Cowboys-Bears last week.

CBS did not have the overrun but they had a decent showing for most of the night. 60 Minutes was of course way down from last week's NFL fueled edition but it still posted over 10 million viewers. The most impressive performance was NCIS: Los Angeles, which was up 1.1 million viewers and even in the demo. This was a very strong showing on a non NFL Sunday and it seems as though CBS has found a good fit for Sunday nights. Madam Secretary began its season back an hour from the last two years but it posted an OK 9.2 million viewers and 1.1 demo, which is in line with The Good Wife's performances in this slot in recent years. As usual, it was Elementary that was forgotten with a weak 6.0 million viewers and 0.8 demo. This is a no-win slot for CBS though. Both Madam and Elementary already have a week off next week because of the second Presidential Debate.

Finally, it was another weak Sunday for ABC. The season premiere of America's Funniest Home Videos was decent with a 1.0 demo, tying or beating two of the three dramas that followed. Remember when the Sunday dramas used to dominate? Now they can hardly stay ahead of a video show that has been on the air for nearly three decades. At 8pm, Once Upon a Time was down three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. At 9pm, Secrets and Lies was down four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for a series low. It doesn't look like magic is going to strike twice for this show but that's what happens when it sits for a year and a half. At 10pm, Quantico was at least even with last week's premiere and it did build on its lead-in.

LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Secrets and Lies (ABC)

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