Michael Ealy

Almost Human got off to a strong start Sunday.

Benefiting from a football lead-in, the sci-fi drama drew 9.1 million viewers and a 3.1 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, making it the top-rated series of the night and Fox's second-best debut this season after Sleepy Hollow. Lead-outs The Simpsons (4.1 million, 1.8) and Family Guy (4.3 million, 2.2) were flat and up, respectively.

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NBC won the night with Sunday Night Football (25.1 million, 9.1).

On ABC, Once Upon a Time (6.6 million, 1.9) dropped two tenths to hit a series low, while Revenge (5.8 million, 1.5) and Betrayal (3.4 million, 0.8) both inched up.

CBS' lineup was all down a few tenths from last week's football-inflated numbers.

8 p.m.
CBS:  The Amazing Race 9.1 million viewers (2.0 demo rating) 
ABC: Once Upon a Time 6.6 million (1.9)
Fox: Almost Human 9.1 million (3.1)
NBC: Sunday Night Football 25.1 million (9.1) [8-11 p.m.]

9 p.m.
CBS: 
 The Good Wife  9.6 million (1.4) 
ABC: Revenge 5.8 million (1.5)
Fox: The Simpsons 4.1 million (1.8); Family Guy 4.3 million (2.2) 

10 p.m.
CBS:
  The Mentalist 9.5 million (1.3) 
ABC: Betrayal 3.4 million (0.8)