ABC’s drama problem is no laughing matter.
This Sunday, Once Upon a Time (with 3.4 million total viewers and a 1.0 demo rating per finals), Secrets and Lies (3.1 mil/0.7) and Quantico (2.8 mil/0.7) all ticked down to series lows. As such, six out of ABC’s seven non-Shonda Rhimes dramas this past week scored a 1.0 rating or lower. (Designated Survivor most recently netted a 1.6.)
Elsewhere on Sunday….
CBS | Pending any adjustment due to football delays, NCIS: Los Angeles (11.4 mil/1.7) is currently up 21 percent in the demo week-to-week, Madam Secretary (9 mil/1.1) is steady and Elementary (5.4 mil/0.8) ticked up from last week’s demo low.
NBC | Sunday Night Football (17.7 mil/6.0) was up 30 and 22 percent from last week’s finals.
FOX | Bob’s Burgers (3 mil/1.4) rose from its last fresh outing, while The Simpsons (3.4 mil/1.5), Son of Zorn (2.3 mil/1.0), Family Guy (2.5 mil/1.2) and Last Man on Earth (2.1 mil/0.9) were all down.
Cable ratings (e.g. The Walking Dead‘s Season 7 premiere) famously come in much, much later and as warranted are reported under separate cover.