Ratings: ‘Simpsons’ 600th Episode Scores With NFL Lead-in

“Treehouse of Horror XXVII” opened with a VR couch gag

The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Halloween 600 episode
From "Treehouse of Horror XXVII" (Fox)

NBC naturally topped last night’s primetime with “Sunday Night Football,” but Fox gave the network a real (end-around) run for its money.

“The Simpsons” 600th episode, which also happened to be “Treehouse of Horror XXVII,” scored big on the heels of the broadcaster’s late-afternoon ET NFL game.

NBC was first in ratings with a 3.7 rating/12 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 10.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. Part 1 of “Football Night in America” at 7 p.m. ET had a 1.4/5 and 4.6 million viewers. Part 2 at 7:30 got a 2.0/7 and 6 million viewers. The conclusion at 8 combined with the kickoff for a 3.6/12 and 10.7 million viewers. The actual game ran for the rest of primetime — and beyond — accounting for the full four-hour average.

Fox was second in ratings with a 3.3/10 and in viewers with 9.1 million. The conclusion of “America’s Game of the Week” at 7 earned a 7.0/25 and 21.5 million viewers. At 7:30, postgame show “The OT” posted a 5.3/18 and 15.3 million viewers. “The Simpsons” at 8 landed a 3.1/10 and 7.5 million viewers. “Son of Zorn” at 8:30 put up a 1.5/5 and 3.8 million viewers. At 9, “Family Guy” got a 1.6/5 and 3.7 million viewers. “The Last Man on Earth” at 9:30 had a 1.1/3 and 2.7 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.1/5 and in viewers with 8.8 million. At 7, “60 Minutes” received 1.2/4 and 10.2 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 8 had a 1.3/4 and 10.8 million viewers. At 9, “Madam Secretary” got a 1.1/3 and 9 million viewers. “Elementary” at 10 closed out primetime to a 0.7/2 and 5.3 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in viewers with 3.6 million. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 had a 0.8/3 and 4.5 million viewers. At 8, “Once Upon a Time” got a 1.1/3 and 3.5 million viewers. “Secrets and Lies” at 9 received a 0.9/3 and 3.4 million viewers. At 10, “Quantico” managed a 0.8/3 and 3 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 2 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.3 million.