ABC’s “Quantico” got off to a solid start on Sunday night, but was still not good enough to catch Donald Trump’s appearance on “60 Minutes.”
The Priyanka Chopra-led spy drama opened to a 1.9 rating/6 share in the advertiser coveted adults 18-49 demographic and pulled in 7.1 million viewers, according to preliminary Nielsen estimates. It built on the lead in from the new Don Johnson/Chace Crawford series “Blood & Oil,” which opened to a 1.4/4 and 6.3 million viewers.
On CBS, interviews with Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin scored big numbers for the season premiere of “60 Minutes,” with the hour long telecast nabbing a 2.9/9 and 15 million viewers. However, this season’s premiere was still down 17 percent from last season’s. It nevertheless provided a good lead in the two-hour series finale of “CSI,” which drew a 1.8/5 and 12.1 million viewers.
NBC won the night thanks to the NFL matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Detroit Lions. The game scored a 7.3/21 in the key demo and averaged 19.7 million vieweres in the 8:30pm-11pm ET time slot. The network finished the night with 6.1/19 and 16.9 million viewers.
CBS was second with a 2.7/8 and 13.9 million viewers overall. The network aired NFL action at 7pm for a 5.7/20 and 18 million viewers. “60 Minutes” followed at 7:30pm, with “CSI” wrapping up in the 9pm-11pm time slot.
ABC came in third, averaging a 1.4/4 and 5.7 million viewers. “Once Upon a Time’s” season premiere at 8pm 1.8/5 and 5.9 million viewers, down 49 percent from last season’s premiere. “Blood & Oil’s” series premiere aired at 9pm followed by “Quantico” at 10pm.
Fox came in fourth with a 1.3/4 and 2.9 million viewers. It was the return of the network’s Sunday night comedy block, with “Bob’s Burgers” opening to a 1.3/4 and 2.6 million viewers at 7pm and “The Simpsons” attracting a 1.5/5 and 3.3 million viewers at 7:30pm. “Brooklyn 99” opened to 1.5/4 and 3.1 million viewers at 8pm, followed by “Family Guy” at 8:30pm, scoring 1.5/4 and 2.9 million viewers.
Fox’s “Last Man on Earth” returned to a 1.4/4 and 3.1 million viewers. It was the only Fox Sunday night show to stay even from last season’s premiere. All others were down.
Univision was fifth with a 0.7/2 and 1.9 million viewers.
Telemundo was sixth with 0.3/1 and 752,000 viewers.