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TV Ratings Sunday: 'Once Upon a Time,' 'Revenge' & '666 Park Avenue' Down; 'The Mentalist' & 'The Good Wife' Hit Lows + 'Cleveland Show' Premieres Up

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October 8th, 2012

 

Scoreboard NBC CBS FOX ABC UNI
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 5.3/13 3.2/8 2.6/7 2.3/6 1.0/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 4.6/14 2.4/7 3.0/9 1.9/6 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 13.685 12.682 5.390 7.362 2.728

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Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for NBC (NFL Football), & CBS/FOX (NFL Overrun) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

NBC was number one among adults 18-49  and with total viewers.

On NBC, Sunday Night Football (Chargers/Saints)  from 8:30-11:00PM earned a 6.2 adults 18-49  rating, down from last week's 9.0 18-49 rating

On FOX,The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror special earned a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating, down last week's 3.8 premiere rating. The premiere of The Cleveland Show earned a 2.2, up from last year's premiere, which earned a 1.8 rating. Bob's Burgers scored a 2.3 among adults 18-49, down from last week's 2.6. Family Guy earned a 3.4, up from last week's 3.3 rating. American Dad garnered a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, also up from last week's 2.5 rating.

On ABC, the season premiere of America's Funniest Home Videos earned a 1.5 adults 18-49, flat with last season's premiere. Once Upon A Time garnered a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating, down six tenths from last week's 3.9 premiere rating. Most of your predictions were too optimistic.  Revenge earned a 2.6, also down six tenths from last week's 3.2 adults 18-49 rating. 666 Park Avenue scored a 1.7, down half a ratings point from last week's 2.2 rating

On CBS, 60 Minutes earned a 3.8 adults 18-49 rating, up from last week's 1.7 rating, but likely inflated due to the preceding overrun. The Amazing Race was even with last week's 2.5 rating. The Good Wife garnered a 1.7, down a tenth from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating and the lowest fall telecast rating ever for the series. The Mentalist earned a series low 1.6 after last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

 

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, October 7, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00 PM CBS NFL Overrun 7.8 22 23.18
NBC Football night in America 2.1 6 6.47
FOX NFL Overrun/The Simpsons -R 2.0 6 4.64
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.5 4 6.48
7:30 PM NBC Football Night in America 4.0 11 10.26
FOX The Cleveland Show (Premiere) 2.2 6 4.43
CBS 60 Minutes (7:30-8:30) 3.8 11 16.07
8:00 PM NBC Football Night in America 5.4 14 13.82
ABC Once Upon A Time 3.3 8 9.62
FOX The Simpsons 3.1 8 6.52
8:30 PM NBC Sunday Night Football (8:30-11) 6.2 15 15.79
CBS Amazing Race (8:30-9:30) 2.5 6 9.77
FOX Bob's Burgers 2.3 6 4.84
9:00PM FOX Family Guy 3.4 8 6.74
ABC Revenge 2.6 6 8.27
9:30 PM FOX American Dad 2.6 6 5.18
CBS The Good Wife (9:30-10:30) 1.7 4 8.95
10:00PM ABC 666 Park Avenue 1.7 4 5.08
10:30PM CBS The Mentalist (10:30-11p) 1.6 4 8.70

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 

Definitions:

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
  • Max

    And virtually the same story as last week…

    OUAT fantastic.

    REVENGE even more meh. In fact, 2.6 is pretty terrible (this move was not a good thing and the show will continue to drop and be axed by the end of the season. And yes, SCANDAL will be renewed.

    666 even more DOA.

  • guss

    It seems football hurt every show (Family Guy….not)

    OUAT great again

  • Glue

    REVENGE?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO. OUAT?! NOOOOOOO :P

    Hope they’ll rise!

  • Eugenius

    you made a mistake Revenge did get that much of viewers.

  • ReallyTired

    tried to be first.

  • Remote Patrolled

    More gibberish from Max I see!

  • NycJoe

    LMAO @ Revenge getting canceled. Not happening

  • Eugenius

    correction: Revenge did not get that much viewers

  • Doc Michaels

    Yes, I’m sure REVENGE will be canceled at the end of the season. LOL

  • Matt

    revenge dropped on 100 viewers, but dropped .5 in the demo? where as OUAT dropped 2 million viewers and .6 in the demo?

  • adaaanski

    Seems like a low rated football game. And hahahah abc is crashing :)

  • lando

    OUAT was so good! Not worried!

  • guss

    3.3 for OUAT is a good number.
    Don’t start as last year “ohhh, no, OUAT will be cancelled”

  • ReallyTired

    666 is a goner.

  • Bee

    damn. wish the drops for OUAT and revenge weren’t as steep, but still fine enough. hopefully they’ll pick up a bit next week.

    666 goes towards cancellation as expected. i’m still shocked by how low this show premiered. best case scenario for ABC is that the show stays in the 1.6-1.8 range so they don’t have to rush premiere another show.

  • danny94

    Gutted about Revenge, It really is such a great show more people should watch it. Surpised Once dropped as much as it did.

  • Noel

    @Max you’re really jumping the gun about revenge especially since you think Scandal will be renewed. Scandal has Grey’s has a lead in. Way too early to tell.

  • Dillan

    I’m expecting Revenge to stabilize around that.

    666 will be cancelled.

  • robin

    @max

    you must me delusional if you think scandal will be renewed over revenge. you do know that scandal’s ratings is way lower than revenge right

  • Just

    Revenge dropping 0.7 from it’s lead and Scandal dropping 2.0 from Grey’s

    sorry Max, try again.

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