ABC's new supernatural drama "666 Park Avenue" debuted to soft ratings Sunday as NBC easily won the night with the NFL, according to preliminary numbers.
"666" had a 2.2/5 rating at 10 p.m., down 29 percent from last fall's debut of the now-canceled "Pan Am" in the same time period. The drama about a couple who become the caretakers of a ritzy apartment building where all is not as it seems had 7 million total viewers..
Though NBC's numbers are approximate due to the nature of live sports, as it currently stands the network took a decisive first place in ratings and total viewers with a 6.4/16 and 16.6 million. Following three installments of "Football Night in America" from 7 to 8:30 — which drew a 2.2/7, 3.3/10 and 7.4/23 respectively — the "Sunday Night Football" game between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles at 8:30 drew even with last week, pulling a 10.3/29 and attracting 20.6 million total viewers, easily the night's top-rated and most-watched program of the night.
Fox took second place in the demo and total viewers with a 4.6/12 and 11 million. NFL overrun combined with "The OT" at 7 gave the network a 7.8/22 and grabbed 20.3 million total viewers. The season premiere of "The Simpsons" at 8 was down marginally from last fall's premiere with a 3.7/10 and took 8 million total viewers. The season premiere of "Bob's Burgers" at 8:30 jumped 32 percent from last season's premiere, grabbing a 2.5/6 and receiving 5.4 million total viewers. The "Family Guy" premiere slipped 20 percent from last year's premiere, drawing a 3.3/8 and taking 6.5 million total viewers. "American Dad" at 9:30 dropped 17 percent from last year's premiere with a 2.5/6, and took 5.2 million total viewers.
ABC took third place in ratings and fourth in total viewers with 2.7/7 and 8.4 million. The special "Once Upon a Time: Magic Is Coming" at 7 posted a 1.8/5 with a 1.8/5 and drew 6 million total viewers. The premiere of "Once Upon a Time" the following hour took a minor dip from last year's series debut, posting a 3.8/10 and attracting 11 million total viewers. The "Revenge" premiere at 9 also posted a marginal dip from last year's premiere, grabbing a 3.2/7 and attracting 9.5 million total viewers.
CBS came in fourth in ratings and third in total viewers with a 2.1/5 and 10.5 million. The network saw drops for its season premieres across the board, starting with "60 Minutes" at 7, which dropped 22 percent from last year with a 1.8/5 and 11.5 million total viewers. The premiere of "The Amazing Race" the following hour dropped 17 percent from last year's premiere, posting a 2.5/6 — the series' lowest-rated premiere to date — and taking 9.7 million total viewers. The "Good Wife" premiere at 9 slipped 18 percent from last year's bow for a 1.8/4 — a low for the series' premieres — and took 9.8 million total viewers, while "The Mentalist" premiere at 10 received a 2.1/5 — down 25 percent from last year, and a low for original telecasts — and drew 11 million total viewers.