TV Ratings Sunday: 'Once Upon a Time', 'Revenge', '666 Park Avenue' & 'The Good Wife' Up; 'The Amazing Race' Hits Low

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October 22nd, 2012


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.8/12 3.8/10 2.3/6 1.6/4 1.1/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 4.2/12 2.7/8 1.8/5 x 0.9/3
Total Viewers (million) 12.776 14.485 7.303 5.560 2.803


Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for NBC (NFL Football), CBS (Football Overrun) & FOX (MLB Baseball) 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, but CBS won with total viewers.

On NBC, Sunday Night Football (Steelers-Bengals)  from 8:30-11:00PM earned a 6.0 adults 18-49

On ABC,  America's Funniest Home Videos earned a 1.3, down from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Once Upon A Time garnered a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating, up from last week's 3.0. Most of your predictions were too pessimistic! Revenge scored 2.8, up  from last week's 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. 666 Park Avenue scored a 1.8, up from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, the start of all primetime shows were delayed approximately 57 minutes due to Football overtime, increasing the likelihood that the ratings will be adjusted in the finals. From 7-8PM,  NFL Football earned a 7.6 adults 18-49 rating. 60 Minutes earned a 3.5 adults 18-49 raitng The Amazing Race earned a 2.3, down three tenths from last week's 2.6 adults 18-49 rating and a new low for a fall original. The Good Wife scored a  1.9, up two tenths from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, October 21, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00 PM CBS NFL Overrun 7.6 22 23.77
NBC Football Night in America 1.5 4 5.09
ABC America's Funniest home Videos 1.3 4 5.93
FOX MLB Pregame Show 1.3 4 4.65
7:30 PM NBC Football Night in America 2.4 6 6.79
8:00 PM NBC Football Night in America 4.6 12 12.44
CBS 60 Minutes 3.5 9 14.82
ABC Once Upon a Time 3.3 8 9.71
8:30 PM NBC Sunday Night Football(8:30-11)                     6.0 15  15.579
9:00PM ABC Revenge 2.8 6 8.65
CBS The Amazing Race 2.3 5 9.39
10:00PM CBS The Good Wife 1.9 5 9.97
ABC 666 Park Avenue 1.8 4 4.93

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



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  • jp

    LOL @max you mad bro , not the first ehhhh . GOOOOOOOOOOOOD JOBBB revenge , even tho that episode wasnt my fav. awesome for ouat , and goood luck for 666 , keep on trying

  • Hmm

    Good for ABC, CBS being off time due to football probably helped!

  • F.

    Season high for The Good Wife! CBS has to move it to 10pm.

  • Steve

    What is Max talking about? Revenge is a big hit.

  • SuzyQ

    Considering OUAT was up against pro football *and* baseball in some markets, this is AMAZING! I do think ABC considers the pro sports market and how their shows do without that competition.

  • CrimTV


    How are Revenge’s ratings woeful?

  • r0ckmypants

    Surprised Revenge went up considering it was against The Amazing Race instead of The Good Wife. Great results!

    666 Park Ave will likely be adjusted down; there was a 1 minute over-run from Revenge.

    Did The Mentalist even air last night since everything started so late?

  • Michael

    There was a 1 minute overrun of Revenge, so there’s a possibility that 666 Park Avenue might adjust down.

  • Mike

    Glad Once is up, not going to lie, I got a little worried last week, but not anymore, it should steady around this number, and great for Revenge it seems to be around 2.8 every week, which is a great number. 666 may finish its run but I don’t see it continuing.

  • Annie

    “and the woes of REVENGE continue.”

    Except that it’s up two tenths of a point from last week. This is the type of show where it is hard to get the ratings to increase, because people don’t want to play catch up, if they miss an episode. The ratings remaining stable is a good thing, even if they are lower than last year’s Desperate Housewives’.

  • rob60990

    Why are people replying to Max? According to him a 1.9 for Scandal after Grey’s Anatomy is better than a 2.8 for Revenge.

  • Eugenius

    i bet 666 will win its slot ’cause i foresee big down adjustments for CBS

  • Chris

    666 Park Ave. is as doomed as most of its characters.

    Can’t even beat THE GOOD WIFE?

  • Doug

    Revenge is up solidly over the end of last season. I’m not sure what you were expecting from a highly serialized drama.

  • HB

    Guys just ignore MAX. he see a completely different table where Revenge gets 0.5 or something :P

  • jT

    go once upon a time!!

  • ilena

    Where are the ratings of The Mentalist?

  • r0ckmypants

    Guys, seriously… how have we not learned to ignore Max at this point?

    I’m convinced he’s the second coming of joss’s biggest fan… you can’t take it seriously.

  • DW

    good job for OUAT and the good wife. up is good. up is right. up works. :)

  • L

    I don’t watch 666 Park Avenue, but I want to– and I hope it’s ratings continue to grow. Surely if it can stabilise around 1.8-2.0 it’s gonna stand a chance at renewal.

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