ABC's new soap Betrayal
got off to a soft start on Sunday, premiering to a 1.5 rating with adults 18-49
and 5.3 million total viewers at 10 p.m., according to Nielsen overnight
That was down 29% from what the debut of 666 Park Avenue did in the timeslot last fall and declining 38% of its lead-in. Earlier in the night, Once
Upon a Time and Revenge both
returned down, the former falling 33% from its year-ago debut to a 2.6 while
the latter slid 25% to a 2.4. The network was third for the night with a 2.0
CBS' Sunday night lineup was also down across the board for
its season premieres. At 8 p.m., The
Amazing Race declined 20% to a 2.0, The
Good Wife slid 17% to a 1.5 and The
Mentalist decreased 24% to a 1.6. At 7 p.m., the season opener of 60 Minutes, which was skewed slightly by football overrun, posted a 1.4. The network finished in fourth with a
Fox was second with a 3.3/9, boosted by a half-hour of NFL
overrun. Its Animation Domination lineup returned, with The Simpsons down 26% from last fall to a 2.8, Bob's Burgers fell 19% to a 2.1, Family Guy decreased 21% to a 2.6 and American Dad slipped 16% to a 2.1.
As usual, NFL ruled the evening, with NBC topping the night
with a 5.6/15 and 15.3 million viewers. Sunday Night Football earned
a 6.7 rating for the New England Patriots v. Atlanta Falcons game, down 3% from
last week. Football Night in America
posted a 3.6, up 16%.
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