Sunday Night ratings: “Ghosted” scores in debut

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(Editor’s note: these are preliminary adult 18-49 numbers only.)  

Sunday night may be football night, but it’s definately not Toy night.

Ratings in for the first Sunday of the season show Fox may have a potential hit for new buddy comedy Ghosted, starring Craig Robinson and Adam Scott. The series earned a 1.4 rating, even with the 29th season-premiere of The Simpsons, also with a 1.4. Ghosted was surprisingly well-reviewed with a Metacritic score of 63. Ghosted should be a keeper, more so than last year’s ill-fated Son Of Zorn, which aired in the same time period last year.

Fox also scored with Bob’s Burgers. The season premiere – featuring an episode drawn with fan art – earned a 1.3, about even with workhorses The Simpsons and Family Guy. Burgers is one of the most underappreciated shows on television and is better than The Big Bang Theory by a country mile.

Wrapping up the night on Fox is another underappreciated comedy, The Last Man on Earth with a 0.9.

Over to ABC, the season premiere of The Toy Box may soon go the way of Toys R Us: bankrupt. The show earned a 0.4 rating and finished in last place. The two-hour premiere of Shark Tank followed with a 1.1, being relocated from Fridays. And finally, Ten Days In The Valley’s premiere disappointed with a 0.6, down 37 percent from its lead-in.

60 Minutes, which had its season premiere last week, did a 2.0 for CBS, fueled by a football lead-in (3.8). That was followed by the premiere of Wisdom Of The Crowd with a 1.4. Despite the catchy name (yours truly loves it), the series is not a favorite with critics (Metacritic rating: 36.) The season premiere of NCIS: Los Angeles finished with a 1.2, followed by a repeat of the Seal Team premiere.

Last but not least, NBC won the evening with Sunday Night Football, with the Indianapolis Colts- Seattle Seahawks game with a 4.9 rating in adults 18-49 and fourteen million viewers. And before some of you jump down my throat regarding the validity of these numbers, I am working with what I am given here. There is no “conspiracy” or “propaganda”. In the eleven years writing this blog, I have not once wrote a “fake” item.

The next ratings report will be on Wednesday with Tuesday’s numbers with the premieres of The Mayor and Kevin Saves The World. The numbers for 9JKL will be tweeted Tuesday. To follow T Dog Media on Twitter, click here (@tdogmedia).

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