Ratings: ABC’s 2-Hour ‘Once Upon a Time’ Scores in ‘Blood & Oil’ Timeslot

Of course, football is still the dominant player on Sunday


ABC rose 17 percent in the key 18-49 demographic on Sunday, as “Once Upon a Time” ran two hours, taking over the time slot of “Blood & Oil.” Still, with NFL football on the menu, it wasn’t nearly enough to compete in either the demo or total viewers; ABC finished third in both.

NBC topped the night among those 18-49, while CBS earned a total viewer victory. However, due to the nature of live sports, fast national Nielsen numbers for those two networks and Fox are approximate and subject to change.

“Blood & Oil” will be preempted next week for ABC’s American Music Awards; the series will return on Nov. 29.

NBC was first in ratings with a 5.4 rating/15 share in the main demo and second in total viewers with an average of 15.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. Part 1 of pregame show “Football Night in America” at 7 p.m. posted a 2.6/8 and 8.8 million viewers. Part 2 at 7:30 had a 3.1/9 and 9.6 million viewers. Part 3 at 8 continued the climb to a 5.2/15 and 15 million viewers. The primetime game itself earned a 6.5/17 and 17.7 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 3.5/10 and first in viewers with 16.1 million. A football overrun at 7 scored a massive 8.5/25 and 29.6 million viewers. At 8, “60 Minutes” benefitted to the tune of a 3.2/9 and 16.9 million viewers. “Madam Secretary” at 9 got a 1.3/3 and 10.1 million viewers. “The Good Wife” at 10 received a 1.1/3 and 8 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.4/4 and in viewers with 4.8 million. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 had a 0.9/3 and 5.3 million viewers. From 8-10, “Once Upon a Time” netted a 1.6/4 and 4.8 million viewers. The performance was essentially flat from its regular one-hour episode last week, but it boosted the usual time slot of “Blood & Oil” at 9. “Quantico” at 10 got a 1.3/4 and 4.2 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 1.2/3 and in viewers with 2.7 million. An NFL overrun at 7 met with up with a “Simpsons” repeat, combining for a 1.1/3 and 3 million viewers. “Bob’s Burgers” at 7:30 had a 1.0/3 and 2.3 million viewers. After a rerun, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at 8:30 got a 1.3/3 and 2.7 million viewers. At 9, “Family Guy” received a 1.4/4 and 2.9 million viewers. At 9:30, “Last Man on Earth” rose 20 percent from last week to a 1.2/3 and 2.8 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.8 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 963,000.