Ratings: Quantico Opens Strong, Once Down Sharply vs. Season 4 Opener

Quantico Ratings Premiere

ABC’s Quantico premiered on Sunday to 7.1 million total viewers and a 1.9 demo rating, up sharply from what Revenge did in the time slot a year ago (5.3 mil/1.4) and also besting that sudser’s two-hour series finale (4.8 mil/1.3).

Quantico delivered ABC’s best numbers in Sunday’s 10 o’clock slot since May 2012 (second hour of Desperate Housewives series finale) and September 2012 (666 Park Avenue‘s debut), respectively. TVLine readers gave the Priyanka Chopra-fronted FBI drama an average grade of “B+.”

Opening ABC’s night, Once Upon a Time (5.9 mil/1.8, average grade “A-“) plunged 38 and 49 percent from its previous premiere but matched its May finale. At 9 o’clock, Blood & Oil debuted to 6.3 mil/1.4 (and a “B-” grade), down 17 and 36 percent from Resurrection‘s year-ago premiere.


CBS | CSI‘s two-hour series finale drew 12.1 mil (its largest audience since January 2012) and a 1.8 (its best rating since May 2014).

FOX | Bob’s Burgers returned to 2.7 mil/1.3, followed by the season premieres for The Simpsons (3.3 mil/1.5), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (3.1 mil/1.5), Family Guy (3 mil/1.5) and Last Man on Earth (3.1 mil/1.4).

NBC | Sunday Night Football (19.7 mil/7.3) was down 14 percent from last week’s fast nationals.

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