Ratings: ‘Shark Tank’ Drowns During Another Soft ABC Sunday

Second-place CBS is happy to have another NFL overrun kick off primetime

Last Updated: October 23, 2017 @ 10:06 AM

No one expected ABC to compete last night, but the Disney-owned broadcaster sure didn’t want to see a “0” in front of “Shark Tank’s” key demo Nielsen rating either.

As usual, NBC dominated Sunday’s primetime with “Sunday Night Football” and its pregame show. CBS finished second with an afternoon NFL game bleeding into the 7-11 p.m. day part.

Even most Fox shows ticked up versus last week — so that’s… something.

NBC was first in ratings with a 4.6 rating/16 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 14 million, according to preliminary numbers. Due to the nature of live sports, those numbers should be considered subject to change.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.8/6 and in viewers with 10.5 million. The conclusion of the New York Giants-Seattle Seahawks game claimed the first 30 minutes of the 7 o’clock hour for the east coast. Along with some “60 Minutes” starting 7:30 for the eastern time zone, that first primetime hour averaged a 3.6/14. The next one, in which the conclusion of “60 Minutes” ran into “Wisdom of the Crowd,” had a 1.6/5 and 10.8 million viewers. At 9, the end of the Jeremy Piven drama and start to “NCIS: Los Angeles” combined for a 1.0/3 and 7.7 million viewers. The final hour of CBS’ prime — the finish to the “NCIS” spinoff and beginning of “Madam Secretary” — received a 1.0/3 and 7.4 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 1.2/4 and fourth in viewers with 2.9 million. Following a rerun, “Bob’s Burgers” at 7:30 had a 1.3/5 and 3 million viewers. At 8, “The Simpsons” got a 1.6/5 and 3.6 million viewers. “Ghosted” at 8:30 received a 1.1/3 and 2.7 million viewers. “Family Guy” at 9 ended up with a 1.2/4 and 2.6 million viewers. At 9:30, “The Last Man on Earth” wrapped up Fox’s abbreviated primetime to a 0.8/2 and 1.9 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and third in viewers with 3.3 million. “The Toy Box” at 7 settled for a 0.4/2 and 2.3 million viewers. At 8, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” ticked up from last week to a 0.9/3 and 4.6 million viewers. “Shark Tank” at 9 dropped 18.2 percent versus last Sunday, landing a 0.9/3. Among total viewers, the decline to 4.2 million audience members was down 10 percent week over week. Finally, at 10, “Ten Days in the Valley” managed a 0.4/1 and 2.3 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.5 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 910,000.

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