Ratings: The Blacklist Goes Low With Sunday Move, CBS Dramas Rebound
In the latest TV show ratings, ABC’s AFV (!) led Sunday in the demo, while CBS’ 60 Minutes clocked in with the night’s biggest audience.
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NBC | Leading out of a Dateline rerun (3.2 million viewers/0.3 demo rating), Magnum P.I. (3.6 mil/0.3) dipped from last week’s time slot premiere. The Blacklist (2.3 mil/0.2, TVLine reader grade “B+”) opened its farewell run down from last season’s mostly-Friday averages (3 mil/0.3), matching series lows.
CBS | Leading out of 60 Minutes (6.7 million viewers), The Equalizer (6.3 mil/0.4), East New York (4.6 mil/0.4) and NCIS: LA (4.4 mil/0.4) all rebounded from last Sunday’s sad, sad viewer totals, with the latter two also rising in the demo.
ABC | AFV (4.3 mil/0.6) and Episode 2 of The Company You Keep (2.4 mil/0.5) both grew, while American Idol (5.1 mil/0.5) dipped.
FOX | The Simpsons did 1.2 mil/0.3, followed by The Great North‘s 730K/0.2, Bob’s Burgers‘ 850K/0.2 and Family Guy‘s 930K/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. This is only an exhibition, this is not a competition. Please, no wagering.
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