ABC’s drama block took a hit in the ratings Sunday night, but none of the numbers were more frightening than the second week of the network’s supernatural soap 666 Park Avenue.
Week two of 666 (5.1 million viewers, 1.7 preliminary adults 18-49 rating) was down 19 percent (and, yes, there’s a lot of numbers in that sentence). But the new show’s more popular lead-ins slipped too. Once Upon a Time (9.6 million, 3.3) was off 15 percent and Revenge (8.3 million, 2.6) fell 19 percent.
CBS’ 10 p.m. rival for 666, The Mentalist (8.7 million, 1.6), potentially dropped even more than the ABC show, but these CBS numbers are all slightly off kilter in these preliminary ratings due to football overrun early in the evening. It looks like Amazing Race (9.8 million, 2.5) and Good Wife (9 million, 1.7) were relatively unchanged this week.
Of course, NBC’s live Sunday Night Football coverage ruled the night. Fox had its comedy block including a couple shows showing second-week growth: Family Guy (6.7 million, 3.4) and American Dad (5.2 million, 2.6) were both up a tenth of a point. But Simpsons (6.5 million, 3.1) was down 18 percent and Bob’s Burgers (4.8 million, 2.3) was off 12 percent.