TV Ratings: ‘Madam Secretary’ Down in Return

Daniel Holloway

CBS premiered new seasons of “Madam Secretary” and “Elementary” Sunday night, seeing diminished numbers for each.

The third season of “Madam Secretary” debuted to a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 9.4 million total viewers — down 21% in the demo from last fall’s season debut and 20% in the total viewers. “Elementary” shifted from its Thursday-night perch of last fall to the Sunday, 10 p.m. post-“Madam Secretary” slot previously occupied by “The Good Wife.” It opened its new season to a 0.8 in the demo and 6.3 million viewers — down 27% in the demo from last fall’s Thursday-night debut, but up 13% in viewers. Newsmagazine “60 Minutes” kicked off the night for the Eye with a 1.4 in the demo, followed by “NCIS: Los Angeles” with a 1.5.

NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” posted declines in early numbers. In metered-market household ratings, last night’s game drew an 11.0 — down from a 12.9 the previous week. Full, time-zone adjusted ratings will be available later Monday.

On ABC, the season premiere of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” drew a 1.0 in the demo, followed by “Once Upon a Time” (1.1), “Secrets and Lies” (0.9), and “Quantico” (1.0). On Fox, “The Simpsons” drew a 2.6, followed by “Son of Zorn” (1.6), “Family Guy” (1.6) and “Last Man on Earth” (1.0)

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