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.

  • HT

    @pickles – no, the Good Wife is an excellent show and a constant nominee for awards. Try watching it before slagging it off. I was on a flight from LAX to Heathrow and had limited viewing options so watched this show for the first time (season 1). I was hooked from the first scene. I watched 10 episodes on the way to London and 12 coming back – it’s an excellent show with an outstanding cast, great continuity and writing. So don’t just hate a show because you can. And, @ Michael – The Good Wife has beat Revenge in total viewers for 3 weeks. Revenge is a great show too, but the whole dog being almost 30 years old kind of made me question their writing.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “It’s a shame they have to go against a show that pulls 6.0 rating that doesn’t show on the chart.”

    I saw that the TWD premiere average age was 31.5. I’d bet the average age for The Good Wife viewers is 55-60.

    Unlikely there’s much demo audience stealing going on there.

  • Justin121

    Not so much as demo stealing.

    I think REVENGE / THE GOOD WIFE could be getting 5.0-6.0s,

    given they’re the #1 and #2 hottest shows,

    as opposed to be pulling 1.7s and 2.6s…

  • ABCFanatic2012

    Revenge is still up from last week so thats good!

  • ronnie

    REVENGE is the best show ever!

  • Phil

    Revenge is not the best show in television.

    It was a guilty pleasure for less-discriminating viewers who like that kind of soapy slop. The ride is winding down.

  • Judy912

    FANTASTIC numbers for ‘The Mentalist’ considering it’s being shown on a Sunday night. CBS should be pleased it did so well.

  • Martine

    The Good Wife is awful, but then I don’t really like Revenge either. They could both disappear nicely. I think they will soon.

  • Meko

    I actually liked The good wife and I stopped recording due to each and every week the show The Amazing Race needs more time to complete and goes over into TGW time slot and I end up missing the end of the program, and I know of 10 of my friends we all stopped recording and watching TGW due to this…

    I personally think that if 60 minutes and the amazing race need more time that CBS needs to go in and make some adjustments to the programming. They actually ruin it for East coast watchers due to faulty scheduling..

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