Ratings: The Family, Good Wife Hold Steady vs. Game of Thrones

ABC’s The Family this Sunday drew 2.9 million total viewers and a 0.8 demo rating, holding steady opposite Game of Thrones‘ much-ballyhooed return* over on HBO.

Bookending the family thriller, Once Upon a Time (3.8 mil/1.2) and Quantico (3.4 mil/1.0) were also steady, with the former tying AFHV and The Simpsons for the nightly demo win.

Elsewhere in the ratings….

CBS | Madam Secretary (9.5 mil/1.0) commanded broadcast’s largest audience while ticking up in the demo. The Good Wife (8.4 mil/1.0) and Elementary (5.2 mil/0.7) were steady.

NBC | Leading out of a Little Big Shots rerun (6.8 mil/1.1), The Carmichael Show (3.6 mil/0.7) and Crowded (3 mil/0.7) both slipped sharply.

FOX | Bordertown (1.2 mil/0.4) and Last Man on Earth (2.1 mil/0.9) ticked down, The Simpsons (2.8 mil/1.2) was steady, Bob’s Burgers (2.3 mil/1.1) rose a tenth and a Simpsons rerun (1.4 mil/0.6) improved on Cooper Barrett‘s most recent numbers by 50 percent.

* Cable ratings famously come in much, much later, reported under separate cover as merited.

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14 Comments
  1. wrstlgirl says:

    Some great episodes of television last night. Madam Secretary has set up next weeks episode perfectly and The Family, while there are more questions, they continue to deliver by solving this mystery piece by piece each week. The Family was also trending last night up against GoT which is totally awesome!!

  2. Alyssa says:

    I hope the family gets renewed. I like this show & i’ve been thinking from the beginning that the boy we know as Ben now, killed Adam. Like he probably got jealous or something.

  3. Kevin K says:

    I’ll wait in a matter of hours to find out how GoT fare in the Season 6 premiere last night. Try not to spoiled me.

  4. Dennis says:

    The Family is amazing, please renew it ABC!
    Ratings aren’t everything these days, plus the audience is holding on steady.
    Gone are the days when you can have enormous ratings hits in one year like Lost, Desperate Housewives, and Grey’s Anatomy due to event live viewing television; a bunch of shows these days are streamed later on.
    ABC cancelled Revenge and its ratings were actually better than some of the shows that are on ABC’s Sunday night now!!

    • Shaun says:

      The story was finished on Revenge,they were dragging it out.

    • Admiral says:

      I hope The Family is a mini series with a finale.I watch it first, then The Good Wife.
      Do not drag this series into the ground ABC.It is good with the current story. See Heroes.

  5. A. D. says:

    Crowded is Hilarious but on the wrong night!

  6. ninergrl6 says:

    Guess all those folks who swore they’d quit OUAT after the Dorothy/Ruby hook up didn’t really make a difference.