Good Wife Final Season Ratings

Ratings: The Good Wife Holds Steady vs. The Walking Dead's Return

The Good Wife‘s first episode since the big “final season” announcement drew 7.9 million total viewers and a 1.0 demo rating on Sunday night, holding steady on both counts despite airing opposite The Walking Dead‘s midseason premiere (as well as the debut of HBO’s Vinyl).

Opening the Eye’s night, Madam Secretary (10 mil/1.2) ticked up a tenth, while CSI: Cyber (6.2 mil/0.9) at 10 pm dipped a tenth.

Elsewhere in the ratings….

ABC | That Bachelor special drew 4 mil and a 1.0 aka much less than half what its last, regular episode did. Leading out of that, a special Castle outing (4.1 mil/0.8) delivered series lows.

FOX | Versus their most recent, month-ago outings, Bob’s Burgers (2 mil/1.0) was steady while The Simpsons (2.9 mil/1.3), Cooper Barrett (1.8 mil/0.7), Family Guy (2.5 mil/1.2) and Bordertown (1.7 mil/0.7) all dropped sharply.

NBC | An SNL Valentine’s special did 3.9 mil/0.9, while a Tonight Show special (5 mil/1.4) led all broadcasters for the nightly demo win.

Cable ratings, as always and forever, come in much, much later and are reported under separate cover as merited.

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