FOX got the Saturday win via an MLB game, while NBC took Sunday.
'Sunday Night Football's Cowboys-Redskins game rose a very healthy point and a half from last week's Texans-49ers match-up. A sports double header of its own (NFL overrun at 7pm, followed by an MLB playoff game at 8pm) helped FOX rise to second place for the night.
Without football as a lead-in, '60 Minutes' plummeted over two ratings points for CBS. 'The Amazing Race' hit a new series low of 1.9. 'The Good Wife' did as well, falling to a 1.2. 'The Mentalist' also set a new low of 1.3. To be fair to CBS, it doesn't usually have to face off against sports on two different competing networks at once. This week's drops will likely end up being outliers.
'America's Funniest Home Videos' picked a bad week to return, diving down three tenths from last year's premiere. The episode now stands as the lowest rated season opener in the series' two decade-plus history. 'Once Upon A Time' held up surprisingly well against the sports barrage, dipping only two tenths to a 2.4., and boasting the best scripted numbers of the night. 'Revenge' did okay at best, falling three tenths to a 1.6. 'Betrayal' dropped for the third time in as many weeks, now residing below the dreaded 1.0 line. This show will not last the year.
Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions
FOX - MLB Baseball - 1.7 - 6 - 6.36
ABC - NASCAR Racing - 1.2 - 4 - 5.19
CBS - Two and a Half Men (R) - 0.8 - 3 - 3.48
NBC - Law & Order: SVU (R) - 0.5 - 2 - 2.61
CBS - 2 Broke Girls (R) - 0.7 - 3 - 3.13
CBS - NCIS: Los Angeles (R) - 0.7 - 2 - 3.88
NBC - The Blacklist (R) - 0.5 - 2 - 2.73
CBS - 48 Hours (N) - 0.8 - 3 - 5.16
NBC - Saturday Night Live (R) - 0.8 - 2 - 2.73
FOX - NFL Overrun - 9.2 - 32 - 26.74
NBC - Football Night in America - 1.9 - 6 - 5.67
CBS - 60 Minutes (N) - 1.5 - 4 - 10.62
ABC - America's Funniest Home Videos (Season Premiere) - 1.2 - 3 - 5.26
FOX - The OT - 5.1 - 15 - 14.11
NBC - Football Night in America - 1.7 - 5 - 4.48
NBC - Football Night in America - 4.5 - 13 - 11.77
FOX - MLB Baseball - 2.4 - 6 - 8.35
ABC - Once Upon A Time (N) - 2.4 - 6 - 7.53
CBS - The Amazing Race (N) - 1.9 - 5 - 8.08
NBC - Sunday Night Football - 8.4 - 22 - 22.07
ABC - Revenge (N) - 1.6 - 4 - 6.00
CBS - The Good Wife (N) - 1.2 - 3 - 8.46
CBS - The Mentalist (N) - 1.3 - 3 - 9.38
ABC - Betrayal (N) - 0.8 - 2 - 2.88
Source: Nielsen Media Research