Ratings: Blood & Oil Drops Hard With Walking Dead Now in the Mix

Blood Oil Ratings

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 DeadBlood & 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.

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