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Ratings: Hey, ‘The Toy Box’ Actually Grew a Little Bit

But not enough to save ABC from fourth place

ABC’s “The Toy Box” will (mercifully) come to an end next week, when it may actually go out on a high note — that is, if last night’s momentum is any indication.

The “Shark Tank”-for-kids show actually grew in Nielsen ratings this past Sunday with its penultimate episode, hitting a season high. Unfortunately, the season high for this series still isn’t anything one would call “good,” and ABC still finished fourth among the Big 4 broadcasters.

NBC and Fox were the dominant forces last night, thanks to primetime and late-afternoon NFL football, respectively. Due to the nature of live sports, the below fast-national numbers for those two networks are subject to considerable adjustment.

NBC was first in ratings with a 4.3 rating/15 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 13.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. The network’s NFL pregame show and “Sunday Night Football” itself combined for those averages.

Fox was second in ratings with a 2.3/7 and third in viewers with 6.2 million. Following an NFL game overrun, postgame show “The OT” at 7:30 p.m. posted a 3.0/11 and 8.4 million viewers. At 8, “The Simpsons” had a 1.9/6 and 4.8 million viewers. At 8:30, “Ghosted” got a 1.3/4 and 3.3 million viewers. “Family Guy” at 9 received a 1.4/4 and 3.1 million viewers. “The Last Man on Earth” at 9:30 closed off prime to a 0.9/3 and 2.2 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.9/3 and second in viewers with 8 million. At 7, “60 Minutes” landed a 1.2/4 and 11 million viewers. At 8, “Wisdom of the Crowd” had a 0.8/3 and 6.8 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 9 got a 0.9/3 and 7.7 million viewers. At 10, “Madam Secretary” received a 0.6/2 and 6.6 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 3.9 million. “The Toy Box” at 7 had a 0.5/2 and 2.3 million viewers. At 8, “America’s Funniest Home Video” got a 1.0/3 and 5.2 million viewers. “Shark Tank” at 9 received a 0.9/3 and 4.2 million viewers. A second hour at 10 dipped to a 0.8/3 and 3.6 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.7 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 881,000.