Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Mentalist' Adjusted Up, 'Revenge' & '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down

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October 16th, 2012


The Mentalist was adjusted up a tenth, Revenge was adjusted down a tenth and 60 Minutes was adjusted down six tenths among adults 18-49 versus Sunday's preliminary ratings. The final football and baseball numbers are also below. Part 1 of Football Night in America was ssutained and not included in the final ratings.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, October 14, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 FOX NFL Football -Live 8.2/26 22.32
CBS 60 Minutes 2.0/6 11.58
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.4/4 5.77
7:30 FOX The OT 4.4/13 11.04
NBC  Football Night in America Part 2 - Live 2.3/7 6.30
8:00 NBC  Football Night in America Part 3 - Live 4.5/13 11.83
ABC Once Upon A Time 3.0/8 9.45
FOX MLB Baseball: Cardinals at Giants (8-11:41PM) - Live 2.1/5 6.80
CBS The Amazing Race 2.6/7 9.11
8:30 NBC NFL Football : Packers at Texans  Live (8:30-11PM) 7.7/19 19.92
9:00 ABC Revenge 2.6/6 8.28
CBS The Good Wife 1.7/4 9.12
10:00 CBS The Mentalist 2.1/5 10.74
ABC 666 Park Avenue 1.5/4 4.82

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

  • iMember

    Once Upon A Time and Revenge are doing GREAT for ABC Sundays. I think they’ll level off here, which isn’t bad at all. Can’t wait for next Sunday to get here!

  • MoHasanie

    Revenge :(
    And no upward adjustment for OUAT :(

    Good that the Mentalist is still trying its best in a difficult time slot with a bad lead in.

    Not really enjoying The Amazing Race this season.

  • iMember

    @MoHasanie It’s sad Revenge had to adjust down, but I wouldn’t frown. It’s getting a larger live audience this season, and compared to its third episode last season, it’s also UP. And since it had extra competition this night, and it remained steady, that’s pretty good if you ask me.

    ABC has a very solid two hour block on Sundays, they just got to work on the 10PM hour is all.

  • Andrea

    The Mentalist is doing decent in it’s crap time slot.

  • Holly

    Good rebound for The Mentalist. I still think if they want it to continue they’ll need to switch it and TGW in the spring.

  • RyanT

    Still good for REVENGE especially in light of the record-breaking performance from its competition.

  • TomJH

    The Walking Dead 10 PM rerun beat 666 :)

  • MoHasanie


    True, it is doing better than last season, but I sort of expected more. I mean, ABC have given it so much promotion, they’ve moved it a more higher rated time, and they’ve given it a good lead in. You have to think that even if it is performing almost the same as DH last year, it should be doing slightly better than that.

  • John A

    Nah CBS wont switch TGW and Mentalist. CBS own TGW and will protect it they dont care about The Mentalist WB own that.

  • psychic

    Lol. The Good Wife beat Revenge. Is that a first, or what?

  • JJ

    YAY The Mentalist!!

  • Holly

    @John A,

    But how long can the justify letting TGW drag down their ratings? I get that they wanted to protect TGW and prop it up the best they could by hammocking it between two higher-rated shows, but if it’s reaching syndication numbers after this season, how long are they willing to continue that?

  • DW

    if the mentalist is doing great in a crap time slot why move it?. isn’t that why you move a show to a crap time slot. to improve the ratings.

  • Flame

    2.6 is still higher than 2.1.

  • Ali

    I am very pleased with Revenge’s ratings considering the huge rating the walking dead got!

  • eridapo

    Where is Max?

  • MoHasanie

    @John A

    Good point. The fact that they moved it to Sunday 10pm, shows that they don’t really care about it.

  • eridapo


    Why wait till spring?

    It would make sense to do it ASAP.

  • jackson

    Lol, no it isn’t a first, the good wife has a great numer of “total viewers” but as we all learned last year with Harrys Law total viewers don’t seem to matter at all

  • Ali

    I think the good wife can do really well on Fridays with CSI and Blue Bloods. They should sandwhich it between those two and I think they can achieve an average of 1.5 – 1.7 across the three of them.

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