Notes: The usual boring Saturday night ratings saw ABC's College Football broadcast win the demos, while CBS's lineup of scripted re-runs won total viewers.
Sunday was a different story however, with tons of season and series premieres dotting the landscape. NBC won the night in both both the demos and total viewers, on the back of Sunday Night Football, as per usual. The Simpsons kicked off its 24th season with a 5% drop from last year's premiere, although that loss is small enough to not really matter. Bob's Burgers debuted to a whopping 32% higher demo rating than last season's premiere, which is terrific news for fans. On the other hand, Family Guy and American Dad both dropped 20%.
The season premieres of Once Upon A Time and Revenge both dropped a negligible amount, keeping up both series' great numbers. Sadly for us Terry O'Quinn fans, 666 Park Avenue bowed to a staggering 30% drop from the Pan Am series premiere that aired in the same slot last year. Pan Am didn't survive the season, and neither will 666 if these numbers keep up.
Things weren't good for CBS, as The Amazing Race tied its lowest rated premiere numbers ever, while The Good Wife dropped 18% from last year to hit its lowest rated premiere numbers as well. The moving of The Mentalist to Sunday is proving to be disastrous, as the season premiere dropped 25% from last fall, when the show premiered in its old Thursday night slot. To put things in perspective, the ratings last night were lower than the timeslot's previous occupant CSI: Miami, which was canceled earlier this year.
Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions
ABC - College Football (8-11pm) - 1.2 - 4 - 4.01
FOX - College Football (8-10pm) - 1.1 - 4 - 3.57
NBC - Revolution (R) - 0.5 - 2 - 2.62
CBS - Vegas (R) - 0.9 - 3 - 4.21
NBC - Law & Order: SVU (9-11pm, R) - 0.8 - 3 - 4.03
CBS - Hawaii Five-0 (R) - 0.7 - 2 - 3.64
CBS - 48 Hours (Season Premiere) - 0.9 - 3 - 4.82
FOX - NFL Overrun - 7.8 - 22 - 20.31
NBC - Football Night In America - 1.9 - 6 - 5.78
CBS - 60 Minutes (Season Premiere) - 1.8 - 5 - 11.53
ABC - Once Upon A Time (Recap Show) - 1.8 - 5 - 6.00
NBC - Football Night In America - 2.8 - 8 - 7.80
NBC - Football Night In America - 6.2 - 16 - 16.75
ABC - Once Upon A Time (Season Premiere) - 3.8 - 10 - 11.01
FOX - The Simpsons (Season Premiere) - 3.7 - 10 - 7.97
CBS - The Amazing Race (Season Premiere) - 2.5 - 6 - 9.70
NBC - Sunday Night Football (8:30-11PM) - 8.1 - 19 - 20.56
FOX - Bob's Burgers (Season Premiere) - 2.5 - 6 - 5.40
FOX - Family Guy (Season Premiere) - 3.3 - 8 - 6.53
ABC - Revenge (Season Premiere) - 3.2 - 7 - 9.50
CBS - The Good Wife (Season Premiere) - 1.8 - 4 - 9.81
FOX - American Dad (Season Premiere) - 2.5 - 6 - 5.23
ABC - 666 Park Avenue (Series Premiere) - 2.2 - 5 - 6.97
CBS - The Mentalist (Season Premiere) - 2.1 - 5 - 10.83
Source: Nielsen Media Research