It looks like ABC may be rethinking their decision to air some of their popular series as split seasons.
Once Upon A Time returned with 4 million viewers and a 1.3 rating. That matched the fall finale, but it also matches a series low for the magical drama.
After that, The time period debut of The Family was a bust with 3.1 million viewers and a 0.8 rating. The return of Quantico closed the night for ABC with 3.7 million viewers and a 1.1 rating.
And elsewhere around the dial:
- On CBS, The Good Wife (7.2 million/0.9 rating) and CSI: Cyber (5.7 million/0.8 rating) dipped, but Madam Secretary (10.1 million/1.2 rating) was steady.
- On NBC, Dateline (5.9 million/1.4 rating) was the only original.
- And on Fox, The Simpsons (3.2 million/1.3 rating), Cooper Barrett (1.9 million/0.8 rating) and Family Guy (2.7 million/1.3 rating) were in line with recent airings, but Last Man On Earth (2.7 million/1.1 rating) returned down.
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