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Ratings: ABC’s ‘Supermarket Sweep’ Slips as Dallas Cowboys Sputter on Sunday’s Winner NBC

Even bad football makes for good TV ratings

Leslie Jones’ “Supermarket Sweep” reboot slipped from last week against another highly rated “Sunday Night Football” game on NBC.

According to these early Nielsen numbers, “Supermarket Sweep” dipped one-tenth of a ratings point from the prior episode. However, since last week’s “Supermarket Sweep” rose from a 0.8 to a 0.9 in final figures, the ABC game show currently appears down two-tenths.

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The rest of ABC’s lineup was consistent with last week’s early numbers in the key ratings demo.

Due to the nature of live sports, the below numbers for NBC and Fox should be considered subject to significant adjustment.

NBC was first in ratings with a 3.2 rating/18 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 11.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. Those were the averages of the network’s three-part pregame series “Football Night in America” and the Philadelphia Eagles’ defeat of NFC East division rivals the Dallas Cowboys.

Fox was second in ratings with a 2.2/12 and in viewers with 7.6 million. At 7, regional NFL games and national postgame show “The OT” combined for a 4.5/23 and 16.4 million viewers. With that huge lead-in, “The Simpsons” at 8 drew a 2.2/11 and 6.5 million viewers. “Bless the Harts” at 8:30 had a 0.9/5 and 2.6 million viewers. At 9, “Bob’s Burgers” got a 0.7/4 and 1.9 million viewers. “Family Guy” at 9:30 received a 0.7/4 and 1.7 million viewers.

CBS and ABC tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.5/3. CBS was third in total viewers with 4.2 million, ABC was fourth with 3.3 million.

For CBS, “60 Minutes” at 7 had a 0.8/4 and 8.4 million viewers. A movie reairing followed.

For ABC, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 got a 0.7/3 and 4.4 million viewers. “Supermarket Sweep” at 8 had a 0.7/4 and 3.4 million viewers. “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” at 9 received a 0.5/3 and 3.2 million viewers. At 10, “Card Sharks” settled for a 0.3/2 and 2.1 million viewers.

Tony Maglio