Ratings: ‘Madam Secretary’ Logs a New Series Low

CBS finishes last in key demo among Big 4 broadcast networks

CBS really could’ve used a late-afternoon NFL game on Sunday, though even that may not have saved “Madam Secretary” from hitting a new low in ratings with just a 0.3 among adults 18-49. As a result, CBS finished last in the key demo among the Big 4 broadcast networks last night.

NBC easily won another Sunday thanks to primetime football. Fox enjoyed the boost from featuring the late-afternoon matchup.

Due to the nature of live sports, the below fast-affiliate ratings for NBC and Fox should be considered subject to significant adjustment. Final Nielsen numbers will be out later on Monday.

NBC was first in ratings with a 4.8 rating/20 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 16.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. Those numbers are the averages of NBC’s 90-minute pregame show and the primetime game itself.

Fox was second in ratings with a 2.5/10 and in viewers with 8.6 million. Following the highly rated conclusion to the Carolina Panthers-Green Bay Packers game, “The Simpsons” at 8 posted a (clearly inflated) 2.1/9 and 6 million viewers. At 8:30, “Bless the Harts” had a 0.9/4 and 2.5 million viewers. “Bob’s Burgers” at 9 got a 0.8/3 and 2.1 million viewers. At 9:30, “Family Guy” received a 0.9/3 and 2.1 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 0.7/3 and fourth in viewers with 3.9 million. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 had a 0.7/3 and 4.5 million viewers. “Kids Say the Darndest Things” at 8 got a 0.7/3 and 4 million viewers. “Shark Tank” at 9 received a 0.8/3 and 3.5 million viewers. “The Rookie” at 10 closed primetime with a 0.6/3 and 3.7 million viewers.

CBS was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and third in viewers with 6 million. At 7, “60 Minutes” had a 0.8/3 and 8 million viewers. “God Friended Me” at 8 got a 0.6/2 and 6.1 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 9 received a 0.6/2 and 6 million viewers. “Madam Secretary” at 10 settled for that 0.3 rating, a 2 share, and 4 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.2 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1.1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 914,000. “Batwoman” at 8 had a 0.3/1 and 1.2 million viewers. “Supergirl” at 9 got a 0.2/1 and 861,000 viewers.