CBS' new police drama "NYC 22" premiered soft Sunday night, but the network still enjoyed an overall win, according to preliminary numbers. ABC's "GCB," meanwhile, dropped to a ratings low.
CBS took first place in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and total viewers with an average 1.8 rating/5 share and 9.7 million total viewers. "60 Minutes" at 7 p.m., which featured a tribute to Mike Wallace, received a 1.4/5 in the demo, down 36 percent from last week. But it was the night's most-watched program in total viewers with 10.8 million. "The Amzing Race" at 8 took the night's top performance in the demo with a 2.5/7, and 9.2 million total viewers. "The Good Wife" at 9 was even with its last original airing three weeks ago, receiving a 1.8/4 and 10 million total viewers. The premiere of the Robert De Niro-produced "NYC 22" at 10, meanwhile, took a 1.5/4 — a 32 percent decline compared to what "CSI: Miami" averaged in the time period this season. It had 8.9 million total viewers.
Fox took second place in the ratings and fourth place in total viewers with an average 1.7/5 and 3.8 million total viewers, with an evening heavy on repeats. Following reruns of "The Simpsons" and "The Cleveland Show," "The Simpsons" at 8 received a 2.2/7 in the demo, down slightly from its last original four weeks ago, and 4.9 million total viewers. "Bob's Burgers" at 8:30 received a 1.8/5 in the demo and 3.8 million total viewers. A 9 p.m. repeat of "Family Guy" was followed by "The Cleveland Show" at 9:30, which jumped 67 percent from its last original two weeks ago, posting a 2.0/5 in the demo and 4.3 million total viewers.
NBC came in third in the demo and second in total viewers with an average 1.6/5 and 6.5 million. "Dateline" at 7 was up 30 percent in the demo from last week with an average 1.3/4 and 4.8 million. "Harry's Law" the following hour was down 10 percent in the demo with a 0.9/3 and 8.1 million total viewers. "The Apprentice" at 9 ran even with last week, taking a 2.1/5 in the demo and 6.6 million total viewers.
ABC took fourth place in the demo and third in total viewers with an average 1.3/3 and 4.8 million. "America's Funniest Home Videos" at 7 was up 25 percent in the demo from its last original three weeks ago, receiving a 1.5/5 with 6.3 million total viewers. Following a "Once Upon a Time" repeat at 8, the ABC special "Titanic" the following hour drew a 0.9/2 in the demo and 4.2 million total viewers. "GCB" at 10 fell 21 percent in the demo, receiving its lowest rating to date with a 1.5/4 and 4.5 million total viewers.