Ratings: ‘Almost Human’ Premieres to Solid 3.1 Rating, Sunday Night Football Up 30%

Fox’s futuristic cop thriller opens to 9.1 million viewers against “Once,” which hit a series low

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 8:09 PM

Fox’s “Almost Human” debuted well Sunday — considering most of the country’s attention was focused on Peyton Manning handing the Kansas City Chiefs their first loss of the season.

The series premiere of the J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman sci-fi thriller, which was pushed back two weeks so it could benefit from following Sunday football, opened to a solid 3.1 rating/8 share in the key 18-49 demographic and 9.1 million viewers overall.

NBC was first in ratings with a 7.5 rating/19 share in the demo and first in total viewers with an average of 20.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. Due to the nature of live sports, early numbers for Fox and NBC are subject to change.

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Part 1 of “Football Night in America” earned a 2.9/8 and 8.6 million viewers at 7 p.m. At 7:30, Part 2 received a 4.4/12 and 12.3 million viewers. At 8, Part 3 got a 6.9/18 and 20 million viewers. At 8:30, the game itself earned a 9.1/22 and 25.1 million viewers — making it the highest-rated and most-watched show on primetime.

Fox was second in ratings with a 3.8/9 and in total viewers with 10.4 million. NFL overrun at 7 earned a 6.9/19 and 20.3 million viewers. The game led into “The OT,” which received a 5.4/14 at 7:30. After “Almost Human” at 8, “The Simpsons” at 9 earned a 1.8/4 and 4.1 million viewers. “Family Guy” at 9:30 got a 2.2/5 and 4.3 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.6/4 and in total viewers with 10 million. “60 Minutes” at 7 earned a 2.7/6 and 11.9 million viewers. “The Amazing Race” at 8 received a 2.0/5 and 9.1 million viewers. “The Good Wife” at 9 got a 1.4/3 and 9.7 million viewers. “The Mentalist” at 10 had a 1.3/3 and 9.5 million viewers.

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ABC was fourth in ratings with a 1.4/4 and in total viewers with 5.6 million. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 earned a 1.4/4 and 6.8 million viewers. “Once Upon a Time” at 8 received a 1.9/5 — a series low — and 6.6 million viewers. “Revenge” at 9 got a 1.5/4 and 5.8 million viewers. “Betrayal” at 10 received a 0.9/2 and 3.4 million viewers.

Univision was in fifth in ratings with a 1.2/3 and in viewers with 3.3 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and total viewers with 823,000.


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