8:58am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: DVR-Friendly 'Quantico' Steady in Fall Finale
Winning primetime with its Patriots-Texans match-up, NBC's Sunday Night Football averaged a dominant 13.9 overnight rating among households on Sunday. Its tentative score in the key demo of adults 18-49, based on Fast National stats that will be adjusted upwards when time zones are taken into account, is a 6.2 rating.
The fall finale of Quantico was steady on ABC, averaging a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49 and 4.5 million viewers — but Quantico continues to be a precedent-setting DVR grower for ABC. The drama, whose live and same-day showing is relatively modest, continues to grow by double digits with live-plus-seven day returns. The latest time-shifting average has Quantico jumping 113 percent to a 3.2 rating in the key demo. (Lead-in Blood & Oil took a steady 0.7 adults rating.)
With very strong football overrun for a lead-in, Fox had steady outings of The Simpsons (2.4 adults), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (1.7 adults), Family Guy (1.7 adults) and The Last Man on Earth (1.3 adults).
On CBS, football overrun also delayed 60 Minutes. The news show netted an average 1.6 rating among adults 18-49 before the network's trio of dramas. Madam Secretary (1.3 adults) and CSI: Cyber (0.8 adults) were both steady, while The Good Wife ticked up two-tenths of a point to an average 1.1 rating among adults 18-49.