Once Upon a Time slipped in the ratings in its third outing, but by how much remains to be seen since Nielsen has yet to send out updated numbers after finding an error in its system.
The ABC fairy tale drama drew 7.7 million viewers and a 2.6 in the 18-49 demographic, down roughly 21 percent from last week’s episode. The network’s other Sunday night dramas, Resurrection (5.5 million, 1.4) and Revenge (4.6 million, 1.2), also dropped 30 percent and 14 percent, respectively. Earlier in the night, America’s Funniest Home Videos returned to 5.4 million and 1.2, even with last year’s premiere.
There was some good news for Fox’s lineup, which saw growth. The Simpsons drew 7.3 million and 3.3, up 65 percent, while Brooklyn Nine-Nine picked up 4.5 million and 2.1, up 31 percent. Struggling new comedy Mulaney even ticked up a bit to 2.2 million and 1.1.
On CBS, Madam Secretary (11.5 million, 1.5) and The Good Wife (10.3 million, 1.3) both dropped a bit, but CSI closed the night up slightly with 8.9 million and 1.4.
NBC’s Sunday Night Football (15.6 million, 6.0) was down 13 percent from last week’s game.