<p>Katharine McPhee of &quot;Scorpion&quot;</p>

Katharine McPhee of "Scorpion"

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TV Ratings: 'Scorpion' survives 'The Millers,' 'Sleepy Hollow' rises and ABC, NBC split

'Jane the Virgin' is up in early numbers

Fast National ratings for Monday, October 20, 2014.

"The Voice" and "Blacklist" both dropped on Monday night, but still led NBC to victory among young viewers, while "Dancing with the Stars" carried ABC to overall victory. 

In addition to NBC's drops, Monday also saw a less-than-impressive season premiere for CBS' "The Millers," plus another dip for FOX's "Gotham."

But there was plenty of good news on Monday as well. "Sleepy Hollow," for example, rose week-to-week for FOX. And although it was dealing with a weaker lead-in thanks to "The Millers," CBS' "Scorpion" was encouragingly flat week-to-week in the key demo, though it dipped a little in viewers.

The morning's best news, though, probably came on The CW, where "Jane the Virgin" rose in its second week, seemingly capitalizing on last week's well-received premiere. Of course, The CW had an NFL preemption in Houston, so stay tuned.

ABC had the Pittsburgh football preemption, if you're scoring at home.

On to the numbers...

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<p>Matt Barr of &quot;Sleepy Hollow&quot;</p>

Matt Barr of "Sleepy Hollow"

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Interview: Matt Barr on his still-mysterious 'Sleepy Hollow' rogue

What North Carolina memories does he have from his 'One Tree Hill' stint?

WILMINGTON, NC. I sit down with Matt Barr on the "Sleepy Hollow" set in Wilmington, NC in late August without really knowing much about the actor's character, Noah Hawley. 

I know he's got Han Solo rogue swagger and a holstered firearm, but little else. The reports when Barr was cast described his character as a bounty hunter and then he was later described as an arms dealer, two descriptions with a potentially wide gulf between them. 

Nearly two months later, I've "acted" in a scene with Barr -- possibly appearing in Episode 8, until they decide to cut me out for reasons that I certainly won't begrudge -- and watched two episodes featuring Hawley and I'm still not sure I know all that much more. 

Hawley first popped up in the season's third episode and he returned in the fourth, both times on the trail of the same artifact Crane and Abbie were looking for, which isn't unsuspicious, though we have no reason to distrust him, at least not yet. We're aware he has some backstory with Lyndie Greenwood's Jenny, but that hasn't been dealt with much.

In fact, my going-in-blind interview from the set still provides some background that maybe we haven't spotted this far, which you either will or won't view as spoilers. 

We also discussed the "Harper's Island" and "Hellcats" veteran's return to Wilmington, where he previous terrorized Peyton on "One Tree Hill."

Check out the full Q&A below...

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<p>Ryan Murphy</p>

Ryan Murphy

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Ryan Murphy spreads his anthology wings to 'Scream Queens' on FOX

Comedy-horror anthology series receives a 15-episode order for Fall 2015

Not content to have a pair of anthology series set up at FX, Ryan Murphy has set up his third current offering within the anthology model, this one at FOX.

FOX announced on Monday (October 20) that it has given a 15-episode series order to "Scream Queens," from Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. 

Production on "Scream Queens" is set to begin this spring, for a Fall 2015 premiere.

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<p>Broncos QB Peyton Manning</p>

Broncos QB Peyton Manning

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TV Ratings: Peyton Manning's record-breaking night draws big Sunday numbers to NBC

NFL coverage also helps boost CBS and FOX

Fast National ratings for Sunday, October 19, 2014.

The Sunday Night Football game between the 49ers and Broncos drew big numbers  to NBC, driven in part by Denver QB Peyton Manning's pursuit of the NFL's TD-passing record.

It was NBC's best Sunday Night Football performance since the premiere, while other programming also had a big night.

Inflated by NFL overrun, FOX's comedies and CBS' dramas were up week-to-week. Also posting gains without football was ABC's "Once Upon a Time," while the network's later dramas were flat.

On to the numbers...

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<p>Drew Christy of &quot;Survivor&quot;</p>

Drew Christy of "Survivor"

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Interview: Drew Christy talks 'Survivor: San Juan del Sur'

Latest bootee isn't all that illuminating on his swift fall from grace

In his online "Survivor: San Juan Del Sur" bio, Drew Christy says of his Personal Claim To Fame: " I seem to pull off the unthinkable with ease. People will ask me... How did you do that?"

On Wednesday night's "Survivor," Drew absolutely pulled off the unthinkable. In 44 minutes of television, Drew went from a position of power in a tribe that couldn't lose, a tribe on which the women were on a minority and couldn't create any sort of meaningful alliance to having his torch snuffed. Along the way, he decided to throw a challenge, but didn't tell anybody, led a campaign to vote out Kelley, but couldn't get a single person to join him, and managed to mobilize the tribe's women so that, amidst the chaos Drew created, they were able to vote him out in an impressive blindside.

Drew pulled off the unthinkable and I was, indeed, eager to ask the 25-year-old traveling sales rep how he did it. 

Unfortunately, I was out of town this week and had to conduct my "Survivor" exit interview with Drew via email through the show's team. The email option is one I'm tremendously grateful to have when, every season or two, I just can't do my normal phone interview. But doing interviews in this way makes it impossible to ask follow-up questions or to reask questions when queries come up that the subject would prefer not to answer.

In the case of my Drew interview, I probably would have wanted follow-ups to nearly every question and I would have wanted second shots at the five or six questions that didn't get answered at all. It's too bad, because Drew says in one of the responses that he didn't think the edit was a good representation of his time out there, but several questions that would have let him go into depth on his own interpretations went unanswered.

Don't expect illumination here...

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<p>Hook and Emma are going on a date on &quot;Once Upon a Time&quot;</p>

Hook and Emma are going on a date on "Once Upon a Time"

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Jennifer Morrison and Colin O'Donoghue tease 'Once Upon a Time' Emma-Hook date

Why is it important that both characters changed clothes?

VANCOUVER, BC. It seems like so long ago, but "Once Upon a Time" actually began with Jennifer Swan's Emma Swan on a date.

Romantically it wasn't a successful liaison, but it established Emma's skip-tracer as a non-nonsense woman with no time for fairy tales. Eventually, she made time.

Another Emma Swan date last season, with Chris Gorham's yet-to-monkey-out Walsh, was used to show audiences how memory-free Emma was adapting to single life in New York City. 

This Sunday (October 19), Emma is back on the prowl, but as you can see from the picture accompanying this story, fans are going to see a much different side of Emma's romantic life. 

After several seasons of flirting and wooing and resisting and that awkward thing where Emma lost her powers by performing mouth-to-mouth on him, plus a big kiss and then more flirting and wooing, Emmy and reformed pirating bad-boy Hook are going out on a date. 

And no, they're not going to Granny's.

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<p>&quot;Blue Bloods&quot;</p>

"Blue Bloods"

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TV Ratings: 'Amazing Race' rises, 'Cristela' dips and CBS, ABC split Friday

As usual, 'Blue Bloods' and 'Shark Tank' lead the way

Fast National ratings for friday, October 17, 2014.

Although "Cristela" was down in its second airing, the freshman comedy still played its part in helping ABC narrowly win Friday night among young viewers. The margin-of-victory there was small because "The Amazing Race" delivered season highs for CBS, helping the network rule overall.

Otherwise, it was business-as-usual on Friday, "Shark Tank" delivering primetime's best key demo number, "Blue Bloods" leading overall and "Utopia" coming in a low.

Let's get to the numbers...

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<p>Kym and Alli on Sunday&#39;s &quot;The Amazing Race&quot;</p>

Kym and Alli on Sunday's "The Amazing Race"

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Recap: 'The Amazing Race' - 'Thinly Sliced Anchovies'

Attention-to-detail proves important in Copenhagen

Oh, come on. 

I'm doing a slew of set visits in Vancouver and I started watching "The Amazing Race" after midnight and within 20 minutes, it was clear that nobody was going home on Friday's (October 17) episode.

Nope. You can't make your entire episode into an semi-altruistic showcase, essentially a joint commercial for Ford hybrids and Danish eco-consciousness and then send somebody home. Nope, this was an episode about good feelings for both a country trying to do well by Mother Earth and a company paying "The Amazing Race" to talk about its automotive advancements. 

But then, to make matters worse, it became clear based on the editing -- and based on a week of very spoilery editing -- that this was the week that Jim's hubris would finally catch up with previously formidable Team Dentist. Actually, it had always been Jim's hubris that ran the risk of cursing the Dentists, but Misti got in on the action when she got to the Detour and talked about how their job was about attention to detail. I guess it's true that dentists are, by their professional nature, very invested in detail. The Dentists then proceeded to blunder every imaginable detail across three different tasks. 

But the Dentists have the all-powerful Save, so they were never going to go home no matter how badly they self-immolated -- between this and "Survivor," this was very much a week for CBS reality self-immolation -- so it was this was an episode that felt like a Non-Elimination episode and was going to be a Non-Elimination Leg regardless if Jim & Misti finished last.

So which was it? 

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<p>The last play of Thursday&#39;s Jets-Patriots game</p>

The last play of Thursday's Jets-Patriots game

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TV Ratings: Jets-Patriots football leads CBS Thursday as 'Murder' dips

'Vampire Diaries' and 'Reign' are both up for The CW

Fast National ratings for Thursday, October 16, 2014.

A consistently tight Thursday Night Football game between the Jets and Patriots didn't give CBS a bit ratings boost, but the coverage was in line with last week and led the network to primetime wins in all measures.

Thursday's ratings sported only minor variations, so it's better not to over-invest in thought, which would be the kind of thing ABC might say after a semi-steep Week 4 decline for "How To Get Away With Murder," which may or may not have been the victim of the closeness of the CBS football game.

Things continued to be discouraging for FOX's "Gracepoint," which dropped even as "Bones" was up a little. 

NBC's "Bad Judge" continued to hold its advantage over lead-out "A to Z," though "A to Z" held its place at The Mulaney lead, week-to-week.

And over on The CW, both "The Vampire Diaries" and "Reign" were up and I've been told preemptions were negligible, so good luck making sense of anything.

On to the numbers...

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<p>It&#39;s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown</p>

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

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TV Ratings: 'Great Pumpkin' helps ABC split Wednesday with CBS

'Black-ish' viewing continues to fluctuate

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

CBS and ABC tied in the Wednesday ratings among young adults — CBS with its usual lineup, ABC swapping in animated holiday specials for its 8'clock sitcoms — though CBS handily won the night overall among total viewers.

For the night, CBS averaged a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49, and 9.29 million viewers overall, while ABC did a 2.1 with 6.51 million viewers. NBC was third (1.5, 7.5 million), followed by FOX (1.1, 3.39 million) and the CW (0.6, 1.94 million).

8 p.m. -- "Survivor" (2.3, 9.32 million viewers) won the hour for CBS, with "Toy Story of TERROR!" and "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" combining to be down slightly (2.0, 6.28 million) from "The Middle" and "The Goldbergs." "The Mysteries of Laura" was third for NBC (1.3, 8.52 million), followed by "Hell's Kitchen" on FOX (1.2, 3.66 million) and "Arrow" on the CW (0.8, 2.25 million).

9 p.m. -- ABC won the hour thanks to "Modern Family" (3.3, 9.46 million) and "Black-ish" (2.5, 6.92 million), which was down from last week but steady from the week before. CBS was second with "Criminal Minds" (2.4, 10.75 million), followed by "Law & Order: SVU" on NBC (1.7, 7.27 million), "Red Band Society" on FOX (0.9, 3.11 million), and a "The Flash" repeat on the CW (0.5, 1.63 million), that roughly equaled the debut audience for "Jane the Virgin" two nights earlier.

10 p.m. -- "Stalker" put CBS back in first place (1.7, 7.8 million), ahead of "Chicago PD" on NBC (1.6, 6.71 million) and "Nashville" on ABC (1.3, 5.08 million).

All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change, particularly in the case of live events.