Ratings: ‘Galavant’ Returns With Soft Season Premiere Versus Sunday Night Football

Fox’s “Cooper Barrett,” “Bordertown” debuts do a little better in the main 18-49 demo

The return of “Galavant” was not quite triumphant.

The ABC musical comedy premiered to a mere 0.9 rating and 2 share in the 18-49 demographic, and had just 3.2 million total viewers on Sunday. Those numbers are less than half what the show received from its highly promoted series debut last year, which launched among a full night of originals.

Fox’s “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life” and “Bordertown” both fared a little better in the key demo, but the new half-hour comedies had softer turnouts among total viewers.

NBC was first in ratings with a 5.7 rating/17 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 17.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 7 p.m., Part 1 of “Football Night in America” had a 2.0/6 and 7.2 million viewers. Part 2 at 7:30 got a 2.8/8 and 9.3 million viewers. Part 3 at 8 ran into kickoff, receiving a 5.6/16 and 17.5 million viewers for the half hour. The next 30 minutes earned a 7.2/20 and 22.5 million viewers. The 9 o’clock hour of Vikings versus Packers posted a 7.1/20 and 22.1 million viewers. The 10 o’clock hour scored a 6.9/21 and 20.4 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 2.5/7 and in viewers with 11.2 million. At 7, an NFL overrun into “60 Minutes” posted a 5.4/17 and 21.5 million viewers. At 8, the conclusion of “60 Minutes” into “Undercover Boss” received a 2.4/7 and 13.4 million viewers. The reality show ran into a rerun next, combining for a 1.4/4 and 6.6 million viewers. The repeat continued the following hour.

Fox was third in ratings with a 1.9/5 and in viewers with 4.8 million. An NFL overrun at 7 had a 3.3/10 and 10 million viewers. At 7:30, the postgame show got a 2.2/7 and 6.2 million viewers. “The Simpsons” at 8 received a 2.0/6 and 4.4 million viewers. The series premiere of “Cooper Barrett” at 8:30 posted a 1.2/3 and 2.6 million viewers. “Family Guy” followed with a 1.7/5 and 3.3 million viewers. “Bordertown” at 9:30 had a 1.7/5 and 2.4 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 3.3 million. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 got a 1.1/3 and 5.9 million viewers. “Galavant” premiered its new run at 8 with a 0.9/2 and 3.2 million viewers. Reruns followed.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.7 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.3 million.