Ratings: Allen Gregory Debuts Weakly
Allen Gregory looks like he just might be a snotnose whom people dislike.
The latest entry in Fox's Animation Domination block debuted Sunday to modest 4.74 million viewers and a 2.4 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds at 8:30/7:30c, overnight Nielsen numbers showed.
That indicates people changed channels in droves as The Simpsons' "Treehouse of Horror XXII," which preceded it, spooked 8.01 million, posting a 4.0 demo rating.
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In the same hour, Once Upon a Time, starring Ginnifer Goodwin and Jennifer Morrison, looked like it could be a keeper, pulling in 11.64 million (compared with 12.79 million for its debut) and a 3.9 demo rating. With CBS' ratings skewed by a half-hour football overrun, Amazing Race lured 14.29 million viewers (3.5 demo rating), according to the early data.
At 9/8c, CBS' The Good Wife attracted 10.12 million people (2.3 rating), while Desperate Housewives grabbed 9.28 million (3.1), and Family Guy and The Cleveland Show grabbed 5.97 million viewers (3.2 demo rating) and 4.63 million (2.3), respectively.
Sunday Night Football again featured a lopsided game. But the Eagles' 34-7 thrashing of the Cowboys wasn't nearly half as bad as the 62-7 final score a week ago (the biggest blowout in the franchise's history on NBC) and managed a night-leading 20.16 million fans and 8.2 demo rating.
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In prime time's final hour Sunday, Pan Am leveled off, getting 5.90 million viewers and a 1.9 demo rating vs. last week's 5.77 million (1.8) — which culminated a downward path that began with 10.87 million, down to 7.75 million, to 6.42 million and to 5.89 million viewers. At the same time, CSI: Miami grabbed 10.14 million people and a 2.0 demo rating.
And for the record, the seven-game World Series won by the St. Louis Cardinals wound up averaging 16.6 million viewers, a 16 percent increase over last year's 14.3 million. The final game caught 25.4 million fans, making it the most-watched Series game since 2004, when the Boston Red Sox clinched their first title in 86 years.