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Ratings: Fox’s ‘Mulaney’ Opens Weak, NFL Blowout Crushes Competition

ABC’s ”Once Upon a Time“ stays strong, CBS’s ”Madam Secretary“ gets demo bump

Sunday night’s NFL game wasn’t even close — and neither was the competition on Monday morning’s Nielsen ratings sheets.

NBC was first in ratings with a 5.5 rating/16 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in viewers with an average of 15 million, according to preliminary numbers. Though due to the nature of live sports, numbers for the network are approximate.

At 7 p.m., Part 1 of “Football Night in America” got a 1.8/6 and 6.2 million viewers. At 7:30, Part 2 had a 3.6/11 and 10 million viewers. Part 3 at 8 received a 4.7/14 and 13 million viewers. The game itself at 8:30 earned a 6.9/19 and 18.1 million viewers — both highs in primetime.

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The New England Patriots trounced the Cincinnati Bengals on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, winning 43-17.

CBS was second in ratings with a 2.2/6 and in viewers with 12.3 million. At 7, an NFL overrun scored a 5.0/17 and 16.7 million viewers. At 7:30, “60 Minutes” earned a 2.5/8 and 14.3 million viewers. “Madam Secretary” at 8:30 ticked up from last week to a 1.7/4 and 12.2 million viewers. “The Good Wife” at 9:30 got a 1.4/4 and 10.5 million viewers. “CSI” at 10:30 had a 1.2/4 and 8.1 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.7/5 and in viewers with 5.7 million. Following a rerun, “Once Upon a Time” at 8 earned a 3.1/9 and 8.6 million viewers. At 9, “Resurrection” had a 1.8/5 and 6.2 million viewers. “Revenge” at 10 received a 1.3/4 and 4.9 million viewers.

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Fox was fourth in ratings with a 1.6/5 and in viewers with 3.5 million. Following a repeat, the season premiere of “Bob’s Burgers” at 7:30 had a 1.4/4 and 3.2 million viewers. “The Simpsons” at 8 received a 2.0/6 and 4.3 million viewers. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at 8:30 got a 1.6/4 and 3.3 million viewers. “Family Guy” at 9 had a 1.9/5 and 3.7 million viewers. “Mulaney” at 9:30 debuted to just a 1.0/3 and 2.3 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in total viewers with 2.3 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in total viewers with 622,000.