The first Sunday of the fall season has officially come and gone, and while there were initially some delays when it comes to some of the ratings coming in, we’ve now got all of the information that you could want when it comes to how your favorite TV shows fared.
ABC – The season premiere of “Once Upon a Time” scored a decent 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic, but this is a huge drop from where season 4 started. Granted, that season benefited heavily from milking the “Frozen” franchise for all it was worth. “Quantico” was the big winner of the night with a 1.9, which we attribute mostly to an aggressive marketing push. That is still not a huge ratings blockbuster, but with a solid premiere the show should keep most of those numbers.
The disappointment for the network was “Blood & Oil,” which is not looking like a contender for a full-season order after starting with a 1.4. We’re not entirely sure why they ordered this one in the first place; maybe they thought that they could have a primetime soap that would fill the void of “Revenge,” but it is not working so far.
CBS – The only thing really worth noting is that the series finale of “CSI” drew over 12 million viewers and a 1.8 in the demo. Pretty good ratings for CBS on Sunday, but it doesn’t matter much in the long-term given that the show is now over.
Fox – “The Simpsons,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” and “Family Guy” all scored a 1.5, while “The Last Man on Earth” had a 1.4. None of these ratings are outstanding, and we feel like Fox has to be somewhat bunned that all of the hype around Homer and Marge’s marital woes did not translate into better numbers.
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