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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  • kill00

    Still hoping for a miracle as far as 666 PA and The Good Wife goes.

  • MoHasanie

    Yay! OUAT rose to a 3.3! Excellent ratings. Hope it can rise again next week.
    Revenge did great as well. What an awesome episode last night! Mike Kelly is an fantastic writer.
    Not bad for 666. The rise was unexpected. I suppose it can stay their if it can manage high 1’s. Besides, there’s nothing to replace it.

  • fra

    GOOO ONCE and REVENGE! Abc’s Lineup is stronger than ever!

  • Nope

    where are the numbers for THE MENTALIST?

  • Paulo PT

    CBS should repeat last night episode of The Mentalist this Friday at 8 pm.

  • battye

    I wonder why CBS keep 60 Minutes after the NFL? I appreciate there is history in that programme, but why couldn’t it be aired in a 10pm timeslot instead? Wasting a 7.6 demo on a news show seems so strange, seeing it could be used to launch any number of new shows.

    If it wasn’t for the affiliates, NBC would probably give their right arm to air a sitcom or drama after Sunday Night Football, even if it was after 11pm, given the huge demos they get.


    Can’t really comment too much on any Net but ABC

    OUAT 3.3 is super good news! Last night’s ep was outstanding–just give the Emmy to Robert C already! Nice to see Revenge up & 666PA as well (for what it’s worth)

    Safe to say NLCS Game 6 was crushed by the Steelers

    Hope TGW doesn’t adjust too far down (but with that 7.6 overrun it most certainly will)

  • Angie

    Where’s the mentalist 11pm rating? Not happy you missed it off when it was on

  • Joe

    YES REVENGE ,ONCE AND THE GOOD WIFE and where the heck is the mentalist?

  • Mary

    @Angie, the site only tracks Primetime ratings and 11pm to 12 isn’t prime time. I”m sure a lot of people, like me, skipped TM yesterday because it was on so late. Of course, I did DVR it.

  • Networkman

    I hope CBS took note that The Good Wife performed better being away from Revenge.

    ABC’s Sunday night 8-10pm are the best two hours of the television week. Both Once Upon a Time and Revenge had really strong episodes. I’m actually sitting on the edge of my seat while watching. Unlike Revolution, I am so invested in the complex characters. And I really appreciate all of the fine performances turned in by the brillant actors and actresses. Robert Carlyle should really be recognized for how he is portraying Rumpelstiltskin. And now I’m excited about watching Captain Hook. There are so many endless possibilities with this show. Maybe we will see Ursula in the near future?

  • sally

    i wish they whould put The MEntalist back on Thursday,it didnt come last night till 10pm

  • cc

    Nice on Revenge.

    More curious to see how a rerun of TBBT does up against a new Voice tonight.

  • afca

    The mentalist got 1.5 rating

  • Mike

    If the football game didn’t go OT, everything on CBS starts on time. That is a big difference in the ratings game.

  • MoHasanie

    Steady half hours for Revenge so that’s really good.
    ABC may have zero hits this year, but this combination of OUAT and Revenge on Sunday’s is doing quite well. So, Paul Lee should be proud of himself for moving Revenge, but otherwise, this has been a bad start to the season for ABC.

    I haven’t watched 666 park avenue since the episode 2 weeks ago, but I think I’ll start watching again and catching up.

  • Jon23812

    Animation Domination would have done much better.

  • Valerie

    Oh, at least Revenge was UP! Scandal on the other hand was DOWN! in its latest episode. So what the hell does Max talking about?


    Sunday’s are so blah now. Sports programming on the networks seem to ruin everything.

  • Max

    @Bill Gorman

    Nice but you are about 7 months early. Come back in May and that headline will be nice and true.

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