Total Viewers (In Millions)
NFL Football Overrun (CBS)
Football Night In America (NBC)
The Simpsons (R) (FOX)
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
60 Minutes (CBS)
Bob’s Burgers (FOX)
The Simpsons (FOX)
Once Upon a Time (ABC)
Sunday Night Football (NBC)
Son of Zorn (R) (FOX)
Presidential Debate (CBS)
Presidential Debate (ABC)
Presidential Debate (FOX)
Presidential Debate Analysis (CBS)
Presidential Debate Analysis (ABC)
Sunday TV Ratings: Bob's and OUAT Up, Simpsons Solid + Debate Numbers
As the presidential debate clogged up the 9 and 10pm hours, the only originals were in the first two hours of broadcast, but the series that did air had rather favorable results.
FOX had a repeat of The Simpsons (1.5) which was inflated by football followed by Bob's Burgers (1.2) which benefited from the stronger lead-in and was up a tenth from it's premiere from two weeks ago and essentially beat out every other original on the FOX network this week minus Empire, Lethal Weapon, and The Simpsons itself. This performance puts it a whopping three tenths above it's 0.9 from last year, so it's clear that Bob's is on top of it's game. Afterwards, The Simpsons (1.5) was also up a tenth from it's premiere and was actually even with it's year-ago performance on the same night. FOX punted it out with a repeat of Son of Zorn (1.0) afterwards which was within a tenth of it's original from two weeks ago, so it seems like FOX could have had a solid result if they had aired an original.
Over on ABC, America's Funniest Home Videos (1.2) was up two tenths from last week's premiere and up a ridiculous four tenths from it's year-ago performance making for quite an impressive result. Once Upon a Time (1.3) was up two tenths from last week and tied it's season premiere.
CBS had NFL (5.7) and 60 Minutes (3.1), the latter which benefited from the football lead-in.
For the presidential debate, CBS (3.8/2.8) easily came out on top with ABC (2.8/2.1) also putting up good results and FOX (2.0) trailing both by a good bit. NBC opted out and instead went with Sunday Night Football (5.2) after Football Night In America (3.1), the former dominated over the other networks.