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Ratings: ‘666’ Premieres Soft as NBC Wins With NFL

Demonic drama premieres to lower numbers than canceled "Pan Am"

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.