ABC’s promising new drama Quantico managed to maintain its adult 18-49 rating versus premiere week, but it was a tough night for the gals on CBS.
Early results from Nielsen show that Madam Secretary on CBS averaged a 1.5 rating in 18-49 — down 25 percent from last year’s premiere. The Good Wife scored a 1.2, down 20 percent. Both dramas averaged 11.9 million and 9.3 million viewers, respectively. The premiere of CSI: Cyber finished the night with a 1.0 and 7 million viewers. Overall, CBS came in fourth in the key demo but second in viewers for the night (9.9 million).
Each 18-49 ratings point equals 1.27 million viewers.
Quantico (6.9 million) earned a 1.9 rating, which is what it attracted on premiere night. That’s a decent showing despite a weak lead-in; the new Blood and Oil (5.1 million) was down 14 percent from last week to a 1.2 rating. Once Upon a Time (5.3 million) was also flat versus last week with a 1.8. For the night, ABC finished third in 18-49 and fourth in viewers (5 million).
Fox came in second on Sunday in 18-49 thanks to its healthy block of live and animated comedies. The Simpsons was up 73 percent versus last week with a 2.6 rating and 6 million viewers; Brooklyn Nine-Nine got a 1.9 and 4.1 million viewers, followed by Family Guy (1.7, 3.6 million) and The Last Man on Earth (1.5, 3.3 million). Fox was third in viewers with 7.8 million.
NBC and the NFL ruled the roost, natch, with Sunday Night Football. The game between the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints finished the night in the demo with a 6.3 and 17.6 million.