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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.

 
  • DW

    i love a good portion of shows on sunday night and im saddened to see these numbers.we live in new times and these ratings are old. they need a new ratings system.

  • cas

    I highly doubt 1 ratings drop will cause anything to be cancelled. Also, CBS ruins all their shows when they move them to the 10 pm Sunday slot. The same thing happened when the moved CSI: Miami from Monday night to Sunday night. Nobody wants to stay up until 1130-12 trying to watch a show that starts late because of football.

  • Max

    Perhaps Entertainment Weekly can devote a new cover and 4 page spread to a show like REVENGE to give it some publicity.

    OH…wait. :P

  • Marian

    I like Revenge and Scandal and I honestly don’t get why they are being pitted against one another on this site. I’m enjoying 666 Park for what it is and would have liked to see the show do better. Maybe the numbers can be spun to say its doing as well as The Good Wife ;)

  • Dinaminjo

    Scandal needs season V for syndication. Revenge only needs season IV and Castle is already there.
    ABC is not going to cancel a possible moneymaker after 2 years for one at 3 years and no way a sure moneymaker for a possible one..

    There is only one thing that can save Scandal. If ABC decides to keep it because of Shonda and Grey’s and the future.
    In the end it will be her decision whether to pursue it or come up with something else and pull its plug. Given her temper, I would be worried.

  • John_M

    I enjoyed OUAT last night, but they gave away too much evidence to who the guy in the first episode in New York is, and Regina’s mother gets shoved ‘through a looking glass’ why isn’t she in wonderland?

  • Eridapo

    The Mentalist quality wise has gone down since last season. The focus on the Red John case is dragging the show down.

  • Alley Car

    @John M

    I do actually pay attention and i said it was “unknown” bc ratings are changing and they change more and more every year with new technology like Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, On Demand, DVR etc… i was just saying that alot more people watch Revenge, OUAT, Scandal etc… than these numbers reflect and I find it unfair to tear them apart on these numbers alone. Its not a true reflection of the audience.

  • Jessica

    Please cancel the Simpsons already. It’s enough. I usually look forward to the Treehouse Of Horror specials but the last few ones have been really lame. It’s painfully obvious they are out of ideas, that regular episodes suck too. Justin freaking Bieber? Oh I get it, now it’s not about character development but just seeing what lame celebrity they can crowbar into the episode for absolutley no reason. Now the horrible episodes outnumber the great episodes. Ugh, how sad. Used to be my favorite show and must see TV, now forget it, it’s just too painful to watch,

  • John_M

    Scandal needs season V for syndication. Revenge only needs season IV and Castle is already there.
    ABC is not going to cancel a possible moneymaker after 2 years for one at 3 years and no way a sure moneymaker for a possible one..

    If Scandal is only running 13 episode seasons, then season five won’t get them to syndication (and it’s 3 years away while your math indicates that Revenge is only two seasons away)

    Unless Scandal Or Revenge have been sold into syndication already neither of them are ‘sure’ money makers.

    I would bet that if anyone did any sort of syndication research that ‘serials’ requiring watching of all episodes don’t do as well as ‘episodics’

  • HB

    @John_M

    Because Rumple said to regina that this land is no longer use to him. So the place where Cora was thrown through mirror is Rumples homeland.Remember in season 1 the ogre wars which rumple tried to save his son from?Yeah Cora was thrown into same land where Rumple and his son used to live.Hope that clears it :D

  • Stormy4400

    I predict that both Revenge and Scandal will be renewed but no matter what anyone says, the big drop after just two weeks is not good for Revenge or ABC. ABC spent a fortune promoting it over the summer and fall and in its second week after the season premiere it is already averaging a lower number than DHW last year. DWS was an aging show on its last legs last year while Revenge is a highly promoted show in only its 2nd year. I also think that Revenge will be hurt by the return of TWD and I would not be surprise to see its demos around the 2.3 area before the new year. However, as I said, it will definitely be renewed.

  • Eridapo

    John_M

    Being beat by NBC.. .LOL

  • JONNYSBRO

    Revenge will be on ABC for many years to come. This is solid numbers as it has built on its Wednesday numbers two weeks in a row. How long do you see Revenge lasting on ABC for ? I see it lasting for many years to come. Plus it has a big DVR playback in viewers and lots of buzz and letters. IMO I wish ABC had the Superbowl because IMO Revenge could get the post Super Bowl spot. It really deserves all the attention possible. I love Once Upon a Time and Revenge as a combo. They make a really great combo. How long could you all see them as a combo?

  • Max

    @Stormy4400

    You are being kind about REVENGE. It will be lucky to be getting 2.3′s soon enough. Look for 2.0 or something within weeks.

  • John_M

    I do actually pay attention and i said it was “unknown” bc ratings are changing and they change more and more every year with new technology like Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, On Demand, DVR etc… i was just saying that alot more people watch Revenge, OUAT, Scandal etc… than these numbers reflect and I find it unfair to tear them apart on these numbers alone. Its not a true reflection of the audience.

    And yet – there are long articles written here about why these things don’t matter even in the ‘changing’ reality.

    For instance – when an episode of a show is purchased on itunes – does the network airing the show get the money or does the production company? If the network airing the show doesn’t get the money (my understanding is they don’t) why would they care?

    Online viewers, DVR viewers tend to skip commercials – so how does ABC or any other network take in money that way (and please, please PLEASE don’t say product placement as so far that’s a failed experiment)

    The one ‘creative’ broadcasting experiment I’m looking forward to is the Siffy show where the MMO and the show sort of interact. I think it’ll fail (cause the fail rate on MMO’s is so darn high) but it’s a creative approach

  • Chris L

    @Alley Car:

    You know for a fact that more than 8.27 million people watch Revenge?

  • John_M

    @HB

    That’s weak sauce, using the term ‘looking glass’ instead of mirror was misleading – Jane Espenson doesn’t usually do things like that. I liked the idea of Reginas mom being the queen in wonderland (and that’s an explanation for how her dad ended up there)

  • joss

    I hope OUAT will rise next week/s

  • ShawnM

    @Mon: As you can see, CBS’ ENTIRE night is down significantly (well, except for 60 Minutes). CBS will have to lower its expectations this time around, not just for its Sunday shows, but for pretty much all their shows. Numbers are down across the board.

    Being good enough for renewal in 2013 will be different than being good enough for renewal in 2012. CBS won’t cancel eight shows at once. CSI: Miami being stronger on the same night last year doesn’t mean anything in regards to TM’s chances of survival at this point. Decisions will be made later and after putting all the network’s ratings into context.

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