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Ratings: East New York Audience Rises in Return, Alert Gives Fox 3-Year High

Ratings East New York

In the latest TV ratings, CBS’ East New York and NCIS: Los Angeles returned from the holiday break to larger audiences, and opposite a well-watched Sunday Night Football.

NBC | The SNF match-up between the Lions and Packers averaged 17.7 million total viewers and a 4.5 demo rating — some of this season’s largest tallies, for sure. (I’m on a plane, abacus isn’t handy.)

CBS | Leading out of 60 Minutes (10.5 mil/1.2), East New York (5.6 mil/0.5) veritably matched its second-largest audience thus far (and ticked up in the demo), while NCIS: Los Angeles (4.2 mil/0.4) similarly returned to its second-best audience of the season.

FOX | Leading out of NFL action, Alert: Missing Persons Unit (3.8 mil/0.8 per “fasties”, average TVLine reader grade “B”; read post mortem) placed second in the demo among Sunday’s non-sports fare and gave Fox its most-watched/top-rated midseason debut in three years (since 9-1-1: Lone Star). Bob’s Burgers (1.2 mil/0.3) and Family Guy (1.1 mil/0.3) were both down from their fall finales.

ABC | Leading out of AFV (3.8 mil/0.4), an airing of the live-action-y The Lion King drew 1.9 mil and a 0.3.

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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. Steve Harvey is not a judge or lawyer and merely offers an alternative forum of dispute resolution.