In the latest TV show ratings, ABC’s Supermarket Sweep rang up 3.4 million total viewers and a 0.8 rating (per finals), ticking up in the demo for the first time since its launch to end a three-week slide.
Bookending the freshman game show revival, AFV (5.2 mil/0.8) was also up, while Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (3 mil/0.5) and Card Sharks (2 mil/0.3) were steady.
NBC | Sunday Night Football (15.8 mil/4.6) ticked up from last week’s finals.
FOX | The Simpsons (3.5 mil/1.3) nearly doubled its numbers with this week’s NFL lead-in. Bless the Harts (1.8 mil/0.7) was also up sharply, while Bob’s Burgers (1.7 mil/0.7) and Family Guy (1.7 mil/0.7) each ticked up one tenth.
CBS | NCIS: LA (6.1 mil/0.6) and New Orleans (4.7 mil/0.4) were both down two tenths from their season openers, while the “classic” NCIS episode (3 mil/0.3) matched last week’s numbers.
The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Warning: Contents may be hot!