TV Ratings Report: Madam Secretary and The Good Wife Soar To Season Highs

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CBS was given an NFL fueled boost last night and it sent their series up in the ratings. 

Starting the night was 60 Minutes which managed 20.3 million viewers and a 4.7 rating among people 18-49. Then it was Madam Secretary's turn to shine, with 11.3 million viewers and a 2.0 rating. This ties a series high for the legal drama.

Going Up Against the Judge - The Good Wife

Capping off the night for the eye network was The Good Wife, which managed 8.1 million viewers and a 1.3 rating. This is the shows highest ratings this season.

And elsewhere around the dial: 

  • On ABC, two episodes of Galavant (2.3 million/0.6 rating) remained low, while Quantico (1.5 million/0.4 rating) encores filled up the rest of their night.
  • On Fox, The Simpsons (4 million/1.8 rating), Cooper Barrett (2.5 million/1.2 rating), Family Guy (3.4 million/1.6 rating) and Bordertown (2.6 million/1.2 rating) all dropped.
  • And on NBC, It was Dateline (5.9 million/1.1 rating) and the Democratic Debate (8.7 million/1.9 rating).

Paul Dailly is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.