9:36am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Last Man' and More Drop as Daylight Savings Starts
The start of Daylight Savings took its toll on Sunday's broadcast shows. There were drops across the board, from significant to minor, as Americans lost one hour over the weekend — affecting all three series that premiered last week.
Fox's The Last Man on Earth took the biggest hit. Moving into its regular 9:30 p.m. time slot, the comedy lost 25 percent of its handsome premiere haul. It still managed to pull a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49, making it the No. 3 program of the night. The premiere has already 53 percent in its first round of time-shifting.
Earlier on the network, Bob's Burgers (1.4 adults) shed three-tenths of a point and The Simpsons (1.6 adults) lost two-tenths of a point. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (1.4 adults) fell four-tenths of a point, and Family Guy (2.0 adults) surged 67 percent from its last telecast.
After steady episodes of America's Funniest Home Videos (1.4 adults) and Once Upon a Time (2.1 adults), ABC newcomer Secrets and Lies was reasonably steady with a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49. Revenge (1.0 adults) also returned to the schedule in line with its last episode.
Both Madam Secretary (1.1 adults) and The Good Wife (1.0 adults) were at series lows in live-plus-same-day showings, with the freshman series dropping two-tenths of a point from last week. Also down by that measure was Battle Creek. Pulling just a 0.8 rating in the key demo, the new drama is already struggling.