Zombies + nailbiter football + post-season baseball added up to some hurt for ABC’s Sunday dramas.
Once Upon a Time this week drew 5.2 million total viewers and a 1.6 demo rating, dipping 4 percent and two tenths to flirt with and match series lows.
Leading out of that — and now airing opposite The Walking Dead — Blood & Oil (3.8 mil/0.8) dropped 28 and 38 percent, and is now down more than 40 percent from its debut. Plucky Quantico (5.7 mil/1.6) nonetheless managed to double its lead-in, even while slipping 19 and 16 percent week-to-week.
Once and Quantico tied as Sunday’s highest-rated scripted shows.
CBS | Pending adjustments due to slight football overrun, Madam Secretary (10.9 mil/1.5) ticked up a tenth, Good Wife (8.5 mil/1.2) dipped in audience while steady in the demo and CSI: Cyber — The Only One Left (6 mil/0.9) slipped 12 percent and a tenth.
NBC | Sunday Night Football (16.1 mil/5.8) was down 24 percent from last week’s fast nationals.
FOX | With no football lead-in, Fox’s line-up returned to premiere week levels.