Ratings: NBC's A.D. Lords Over Competition, Madam Secretary Slips

A.D. Bible Continues Ratings

The premiere of NBC’s A.D. The Bible Continues on Sunday drew 9.5 million total viewers and a 2.3 demo rating, topping all broadcast competition in both measures.

That marks the Peacock network’s highest-rated drama debut sans a Voice lead-in since The Cape in January 2011.

At 10 pm, American Odyssey debuted to 5.4 mil and a 1.2, retaining barely half of its lead-in. TVLine readers gave it an average grade of “B.”

Elsewhere….

CBS | Madam Secretary (9.1 mil/1.1) fell 21 percent in both measures, tying its series low in the demo. The Good Wife (7.8 mil/1.0) slipped in audience but was steady in the demo. Battle Creek (5.7 mil/0.7) dipped to series lows.

ABC | The Ten Commandments (6.8 mil/1.4) was up 19 and 40 percent from last year, when it aired on a Saturday.

As always and forever, cable ratings (e.g. Mad Men) come in much, much later, and when merited are reported under separate cover.

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