The Celebrity Apprentice on Sunday night returned to 6.8 million total viewers and a 2.3 demo rating, rising 31 and 35 percent from its previous premiere (circa March 2013) and giving NBC its best non-Globes, non-sports performance in the time slot in two years.
ABC | Galavant — which TVLine readers gave an average grade of “B+” — averaged 7.3 mil and 2.0 across its two half-hour airings (7.9 mil/2/1 > 6.8 mil/1.9) , up 28 and 18 percent from Once’s midseason finale. Resurrection (4.1 mil/1.0) was flat, while Revenge (3.9 mil/0.9) dropped 15 and 25 percent.
CBS | Madam Secretary returned to 11.6 mil and a 1.4 (down 11 and 26 percent from its last episode), The Good Wife (10.2 mil/1.3) ticked down one tenth and CSI (8.5 mil/1.2) slipped two tenths. CBS notes that all three shows were even with their last outings not buoyed by NFL overrun.
FOX | Leading out of football, The Simpsons (10.5 mil/4.6), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (6 mil/2.9), Family Guy (5.5 mil/2.8) and Bob’s Burgers (4 mil/1.9) all saw significant gains.