Ratings: ‘Quantico’ Continues to Plummet as NFL Dominates Sunday Night

ABC series starring Priyanka Chopra hits new low just four episodes into sophomore season

Last Updated: October 24, 2016 @ 10:21 AM

“Quantico” hit a new series low in the ratings on Sunday night, the second time it has done so in as many weeks.

The Priyanka Chopra-led ABC series registered just 2.8 million viewers and a 0.7 rating in the key demo in its 10 p.m. time slot. Granted, the show faced stiff competition with “Sunday Night Football” on NBC, but the show has also been down in almost all key measures every week since Season 2 premiered.

NBC finished first for the night with 13 million viewers and a 4.6 rating, airing only the NFL matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals in primetime.

CBS came in second with 12.6 million viewers and a 2.3 rating. The NFL game between the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers delayed the primetime block on the network, so the numbers are approximate for now. At 8:30, “NCIS: Los Angeles” averaged 11.4 million viewers and a 1.7 rating. “Madam Secretary” averaged  8.9 million viewers and a 1.1 rating in the key demo. “Elementary” averaged 5.5 million viewers and a 0.8 rating at 10:30.

Fox finished third in the demo with a 1.3 rating but fourth in total viewers with 3.1 million. “The Simpsons” pulled in 3.4 million viewers and a 1.6 rating at 8 p.m. “Son of Zorn” followed at 8:30 with 2.3 million viewers and a 1.0 rating. “Family Guy” got 2.5 million viewers and a 1.2 rating at 9. “Last Man on Earth” closed out at 9:30 with 2.1 million viewers and a 0.9 rating.

ABC finished fourth in the demo with a 0.8 rating but third in total viewers with 3.4 million. “Once Upon a Time” drew 3.4 million viewers and a 1.0 rating at 8. “Secrets and Lies” got 3.1 million viewers and a 0.7 rating at 9. “Quantico” followed at 10.

Telemundo finished fifth with 1.9 million viewers and a 0.6 rating.

Univision came in sixth with 1.5 million viewers and a 0.5 rating.

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