Another day, another bomb from FOX. The latest attempt at success was Mulaney, a multi-cam sitcom starring John Mulaney. The half-hour debut of Mulaney bombed with 2.30 million viewers and 1.0 A18-49 demo. Retention out of Family Guy was a depressing 63% in total viewers and 53% in the demo. I do not expect Mulaney to stick around for much longer as they have a show waiting to air (animated sitcom Bordertown).
As for the rest of FOX, they were down huge from last weeks episodes. The Simpsons notched 2.0 A18-49 demo (down 49%), Brooklyn Nine-Nine put up a 1.6 A18-49 demo (down 38%), and Family Guy managed a 1.9 A18-49 demo (down 58% from one hour Simpsons/Family Guy crossover). At 730, the season debut of Bob’s Burgers did a 1.4 A18-49, which is not horrific given the timeslot.
Final ratings for Madam Secretary have it at 12.20 million viewers and 1.6 A18-49 demo. Compared to last weeks episode, the new drama was up three tenths in the demo. Of course, a lot of the lift is because CBS had the NFL overrun this week (which it did not have last week).
Updated with finals 10/7 at 11:26am.