ouat dec 14 14 ratings TV ratings: 'Once Upon a Time' ends 2014 on down note, 'Undercover Boss' premiere rises Sunday

The fall finale of “Once Upon a Time” dropped to a same-day series low for ABC in the Fast National ratings for Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Barbara Walters’ annual “Most Fascinating People” special was also down vs. last year.
Elsewhere Sunday, CBS’ “Undercover Boss” opened to slightly higher ratings than it did last season (when it aired on Fridays). “The Mentalist” also ticked up, pending updates. FOX’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was down without an original “Simpsons” lead-in.
A bigger-than-usual “Sunday Night Football” helped NBC to a big win, with the network averaging 17.9 million viewers and a 10.6 rating/17 share in households, pending updates for the live “SNF” telecast. CBS (9.1 million, 5.7/9) took second, also pending updates for NFL games running into primetime in a handful of markets. FOX (6.8 million, 4.2/7) beat out ABC (6 million, 3.9/6) for third.
NBC also dominated the 18-49 demographic with a 6.2 rating. It beat the combined total of FOX (2.6), CBS (1.5) and ABC (1.3).
Sunday hour by hour:
7 p.m.

FOX: NFL runover/”The OT” (13.3 million viewers, 8.0/13 households)
CBS: “60 Minutes” (11.6 million, 7.2/12)
NBC: “Football Night in America” (8.6 million, 5.0/8)
ABC: Special – “Backstage with Disney on Broadway” (2.9 million, 1.9/3)
18-49 leader: NFL runover/”The OT” (4.6)
8 p.m.

NBC: “Sunday Night Football” – Eagles/Cowboys (20.1 million, 11.7/18)
CBS: “Undercover Boss” season premiere (8.95 million, 5.6/9)
ABC: “Once Upon a Time” (5.65 million, 3.4/5)
FOX: “The Simpsons” rerun (5 million, 3.1/5)/”Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (3.5 million, 2.2/3)
18-49 leader: “Sunday Night Football” (6.8)
9 p.m.

NBC: “Sunday Night Football” (22.8 million, 13.4/21)
CBS: “The Mentalist” (8.4 million, 5.3/8)
ABC: Special – “Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014” (7.3 million, 4.8/7)
FOX: “Family Guy” rerun (3.1 million, 2.0/3)/”Bob’s Burgers” (2.5 million, 1.6/3)
18-49 leader: “Sunday Night Football” (8.0)
10 p.m.

NBC: “Sunday Night Football” (20.1 million, 12.3/21)
ABC: “Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014” (8 million, 5.4/9)
CBS: “CSI” (7.4 million, 4.8/8)
18-49 leader: “Sunday Night Football” (7.3)
Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.
Posted by:Rick Porter