“Once Upon a Time” continues to hold steady three weeks after strong premiere
CBS' "CSI: Miami" rebounded from last week's series low on Sunday, while ABC's "Desperate Housewives" and "Pan Am" showed modest gains and NFL took a predictable win with "Sunday Night Football," according to preliminary numbers.
CBS' night began with "60 Minutes" at 7, which was up 21 percent versus last week (likely due to NFL overrun in some areas). It had a 2.3/6 in the adults 18-49 demographic and 13.2 million total viewers. "The Amazing Race" followed at 8, performing flat with last week with a 2.7/6 in the demo and 10.5 million total viewers. "The Good Wife" the following hour was also flat versus last week, drawing a 2.0/4 in the demo and 10 million total viewers. The network's night ended with "CSI: Miami" at 10, which increased 11 percent over last week's series low. It received a 2.1/5 in the demo and 9.8 million total viewers.
At ABC, "America's Funniest Home Videos" at 7 was up 13 percent for a 1.7/4 in the demo and 7.2 million total viewers. The recently launched "Once Upon a Time" at 8 continued to hold steady, running flat with last week for a 3.8/9 in the demo and 11.3 million total viewers. "Desperate Housewives" the following hour inched up 7 percent for a 3.0/7 in the demo and 9.2 million total viewers. "Pan Am" closed the night at 10, and was up 6 percent versus last week with a 1.8/4 in the demo and 5.6 million total viewers.
Fox's night began with football overrun at 7, which tied "Monday Night Football" for the highest-rated programming of the night with a 7.3/19 in the demo. It was the most-watched programming of the night with 19.2 million total viewers. At 7:30, the overrun continued, followed by "The OT." Combined they drew a 4.8/12 in the demo and 11.8 million total viewers. "The Simpsons" at 8 had a 3.5/8 in the demo and 7.5 million total viewers, while the new series "Allen Gregory" continued to slip from its Oct. 30 debut, dropping five percent to a 2.0/5 in the demo and 4.2 million total viewers. "Family Guy" at 9 was flat with last week with a 3.1/7 in the demo and 5.9 million total viewers, while "American Dad" closed the night at 9:30 with a 2.4/5 in the demo and 4.8 million total viewers.
NBC aired three episodes of "Football Night in America" from 7 to 8:30, with the first episode drawing a 2.3/6 in the demo and 6.6 million total viewers, the second pulling a 3.4/9 in the demo and 8.9 million total viewers, and the third receiving a 5.4/13 in the demo and 15.3 million total viewers. "Sunday Night Football" aired at 8:30, with the New England Patriots/New York Jets game earning a 7.3/17 in the demo an 19 million total viewers. The combined strength of the network's football coverage gave NBC an overall win for the night with an average 6.0/14 in the demo and 15.7 million total viewers.