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Ratings: ABC Dramas Drop Against Sunday Night Football Shutout

Second-place Fox gets big boost with NFL overrun

As is the case each week in the fall, Sunday’s primetime was dominated by pro football. This week, ABC’s dramas were the NFL’s main victim, with each show dropping double-digits in the key demo.

Due to the nature of live sports, fast nationals for NBC, Fox and CBS are approximate.

NBC was first in ratings with a 4.8 rating/13 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in viewers with an average of 13.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 7 p.m., Part 1 of Sunday Night Football had a 1.4/4 and 4.5 million viewers. Part 2 at 7:30 received a 2.3/7 and 6.9 million viewers. Part 3 at 8 earned a 4.8/13 and 13.5 million viewers. The game itself, in which the Philadelphia Eagles blanked the New York Giants 27-0, scored a 6.0/16 and 16.6 million viewers.

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Fox was second in ratings with a 3.7/10 and third in viewers with 9.6 million. An NFL overrun at 7 earned night-highs of a 8.3/26 and 24.5 million viewers. That ran into the postgame show at 7:30, which got a 5.8/18 and 15.7 million viewers. “The Simpsons” at 8 benefitted from that strong lead-in, scoring a 3.3/9 — up 65 percent from last week — and 7.3 million viewers. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at 8:30 had a 2.1/6 — a 31 percent rise from the previous Sunday — and 4.5 million viewers. Following a rerun, “Mulaney” at 9:30 received a 1.1/3 and 2.2 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.6/4 and fourth in viewers with 5.8 million. At 7, the season premiere of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” was flat with last year, with a 1.2/4 and 5.5 million viewers. At 8, “Once Upon a Time” fell 21 percent to a 2.6/7 and 7.7 million viewers. “Resurrection” at 9 dropped 30 percent to 1.4/4 and 5.5 million viewers. “Revenge” at 10 received a 1.2/3 –down 14 percent to tie a low — and 4.6 million viewers.

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CBS was fourth in ratings with a 1.4/4 and second in viewers with 10.1 million. At 7, an NFL overrun went into “60 Minutes,” which had a 1.2/4 and 8.9 million viewers. The rest of “60 Minutes” at 7:30 got a 1.4/4 and 10.6 million viewers. “Madam Secretary” at 8 received a 1.5/4 and 11.4 million viewers. “The Good Wife” at 9 had a 1.3/3 and 10.3 million viewers. At 10, “CSI” got a 1.4/4 and 8.8 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.9/2 and in total viewers with 2.3 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in total viewers with 657,000.