Cheers. The sixth and final season opener of PBS's Downton Abbey scored a big 9.9 million same-day viewers Sunday, thought it was down slightly from last January's 10.1 million debut. Also that night, the return of ABC's Galavant averaged 3.2 million, and the premieres of Fox comedies Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (2.6 million) and Bordertown (2.3 million) were similarly modest.
Happy New Year! The clunkily titled Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest gave ABC (as usual) the year-end ratings crown, with 9.8 million viewers across the night and 13.0 million in the 10 p.m. ET/PT hour, when it dwarfed NBC's competing Andy Cohen special (3.7 million).