New Low for Long-Running Reality Franchise in Sunday Ratings TVbytheNumbers

A long-running reality series fell to an all-time low in Sunday’s ratings, based on Nielsen overnight figures. The series is CBS’s “Amazing Race,” which managed only a 2.3 average rating in the key demo of viewers 18-49, reports.

That number is down three-tenths of a ratings point from a week earlier, and a new low for an original episode airing during the fall season.

Meanwhile, NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” easily carried the night, averaging a 6.0 rating in 18-49 and powering the Peacock Network to an overall win for prime time.

NBC finished prime time with a 4.8 average in adults 18-49, beating CBS (3.8 average), ABC (2.3) and Fox (1.6). CBS moved ahead in total viewers, averaging 14.5 million to 12.8 million for NBC, 7.3 million for ABC and 5.6 million for Fox.

Numbers for Fox, CBS and NBC are subject to more than the usual adjustments because of the nature of live sports programming.

ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” scored a 3.3 average in the 18-49 demo, up from a 3.0 a week ago. “Revenge” also rose, from a 2.6 to a 2.8, while “666 Park Avenue” was up as well, from a 1.5 to a 1.8.