10:20am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Quantico' Opens Solid, Trump '60 Minutes' Sit-Down Soars
Though not up as much as last week's outing, NBC's Sunday Night Football still locked a solid win against broadcast's other offerings on Sunday night. The week after the Emmys, and the Big Four airing entirely original competition, the Lions-Broncos game nabbed a 13.8 rating and a 23 share in overnights.
ABC had the biggest variables of the night with the addition of its two new dramas. After the season of Once Upon a Time returned to a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49, per Nielsen Media's slightly delayed Fast Nationals, the network launched Blood and Oil and Quantico. The 9 p.m. soap averaged a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 for its first time at bat, pulling 6.3 million viewers. As for Quantico, the drama did a 1.9 rating in the key demo and 7.1 million viewers. The fact that the latter could grow the network's audience at 10 p.m. after a soft lead-in bodes well for the Priyanka Chopra starrer.
Fox was back in originals with its comedy block of Bob's Burgers (1.3 adults), The Simpsons (1.5 adults), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (1.5 adults), Family Guy (1.5 adults) and, airing in the fall for the first time, Last Man On Earth (1.4 adults). The latter was steady with its May season one finale. And while all of the returning half-hours took dips from last fall, those episodes ran after a sizeable football lead-in and included a highly promoted Simpsons/Family Guy crossover.
The season premiere of CBS' 60 Minutes was also a notable one — featuring interviews with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. The hourlong episode netted a 2.9 rating in the key demo and 15 million viewers. CBS also used Sunday to air its two-hour sendoff to the CSI franchise. The final installment, airing as a telepic took a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49.