ABC’s Pan Am didn’t fly quite as high in its second outing. With 7.8 million total viewers and a 2.5 demo rating, the freshman drama this Sunday was down 30 and 19 percent, respectively. Not helping the show’s cause was lead-in Desperate Housewives (9 mil/2.9), which dipped 9 percent from its premiere.
60 Minutes, meanwhile, clocked in with a huge bump. Based on very preliminary data sure to be tweaked once football overrun is accounted for, the CBS newsmag surged 50 percent in the demo (hitting a 3.5) for Andy Rooney’s swan song.
A few other quick notes, until firmer numbers trickle in:
* NBC Sunday Night Football again dominated the evening, with 17.7 million viewers and a 7.3 demo rating.
* Family Guy (6.9 mil/3.5) was the top-rated scripted entertainment program. Among Fox’s other animated fare, The Simpsons (6.12 mil/3.0) dropped 23 percent from its opener.