Ratings: ‘Last Man on Earth’ Drops 25 Percent From Strong Debut

Fox and ABC tie atop demo; CBS is first in viewers on slow night

Last Man on Earth

Fox’s “Last Man on Earth” settled from last Sunday’s surprise debut, knotting the network with ABC atop the key demo in primetime.

The Will Forte comedy fell 25 percent from its solid start, though based on last week’s very strong streaming results, Fox expects “Last Man” to achieve particularly high non-linear viewing numbers. The post-apocalyptic comedy’s series premiere rose 38 percent in Live + 3 Day viewing. It was also streamed 1.6 million times via Fox Now and Hulu in the four days following launch.

CBS finished first in viewers on a somewhat soft night. America’s most-watched network was third in ratings, notched with Univision.

ABC and Fox tied for first in ratings, each with a 1.5 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. ABC was second in total viewers with an average of six million, according to preliminary numbers. Fox was fourth in viewers with 3.3 million.

For ABC, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 p.m. got a 1.4/5 and 6.6 million viewers. “Once Upon a Time” at 8 earned a 2.1/6 — tops of the night — and 6.6 million viewers. “Secrets & Lies” at 9 had a 1.4/4 and 5.9 million viewers. “Revenge” at 10 posted a 1.0/3 and 4.8 million viewers.

For Fox, following a rerun, “Bob’s Burgers” at 7:30 had a 1.1/4 and 2.5 million viewers. “The Simpsons” at 8 got a 1.6/5 and 3.7 million viewers. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at 8:30 received a 1.4/4 and 3.1 million viewers. “Family Guy” at 9 earned a 2.0/6 and four million viewers. “The Last Man on Earth” at 9:30 slipped to a 1.8/5 and 4.3 million viewers.

CBS and Univision tied for third in ratings, both with a 1.0/3. CBS was first in viewers with 9.3 million. Univision was fifth in viewers with 2.6 million.

For CBS, “60 Minutes” at 7 got a 1.0/4 and 10.3 million viewers. “Madam Secretary” at 8 had a 1.1/4 and night-high 10.8 million viewers. “The Good Wife” at 9 received a 1.0/3 and 9.1 million viewers. “Battle Creek” at 10 posted a 0.8/2 and seven million viewers.

NBC was fifth in ratings with a 0.8/2, but third in viewers with 3.5 million. Following a repeat, “Dateline” at 0.8/2 and 3.6 million viewers.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 770,000.