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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  • Danielle


    I missed Snow and Emma, too. For two actresses who are pretty much the same age, Ginnifer Goodwin and Jennifer Morrison are selling the hell out of being mother and daughter.

  • Bob

    Revenge and OUAT are NOT having Sophmore slumps like most other shows get.

  • pv

    @GG Likely returning for season 4 too.

  • HB


    “I missed Snow and Emma, too. For two actresses who are pretty much the same age, Ginnifer Goodwin and Jennifer Morrison are selling the hell out of being mother and daughter.”

    THIS SO MUCH.its amazing!

  • Jon

    @ Max, what do you mean the woes of Revenge? Revenge is doing good. Are you reading the same ratings I am

  • Ram510

    If 666 can stabilize at a 1.9-2.1 it may have a slim shot. It’s actually a pretty good show. I liked last night better than the premiere of American Horror Story

  • John

    Where are The Mentalist numbers? It was shown on the west coast.

  • Ashley

    @Skylar TGW is about a woman who stays with her cheating husband, right? I can see why it would skew older.

  • Ashley Crawford

    Revenge was amazingly good last night,more people should be watching.

  • The End

    Nice to see Emma/Regina/Snow not in this episode. That said Rumpelstiltskin doesn’t need to be involved in every major plotline lol.

    Every decent show needs chances for the less important characters to shine, and this episode was okay.

    I would imagine the guy I was talking too on the Once Upon a Time thread being upset because the show didn’t drop by 0.4 because he personally doesn’t like the show. I won’t name names there.

    Anyway happy about 666 Park Avenue, should this show survive, I would like to see it moved off Sunday if Season 2 occurs.

  • Chris

    If 666 is renewed, ABC should just automatically renew all new shows before they even premiere. There’s really no excuse for #’s like that, and they promoted the hell out of this show (heh).


  • James

    Revenge is BEAST! I’d like to see ABC place a non-supernatural in the 10pm hour next season. Between Nashville, Last Resort, and 666 i think ABC will renew one, doesn’t have to be the highest rated one (like CW Hod/TSC renewal) so idk actually.

  • richierich

    Hey Max, where’s your big fat mouth now? I don’t see you commenting. Also, someone said the other day that they thought Bill or Robert could be Max, just to get more hits on the website. I’m not sure but it does make some sense.

  • Solar

    Why don’t the CW have a Sunday line up?

  • Holly


    There are more than enough crazies posting here on their own, Bill and Robert don’t need to pretend to be one to get people to post. Besides, the VAST majority of their traffic comes from people who don’t even read the comments.

  • richierich

    Thanks Holly. I understand. I was just stating what someone else had said last week. **popcorn**?

  • CP

    I realize Max technically isn’t saying anything offensive enough to be banned from the site, but if enough people want him gone, can they just ban him anyway?

  • Brandy

    Solar, CW gave Sunday Nights to affiliates a few years back, and can’t afford to make more shows to put there and when they did have Sunday programming, it didn’t get good ratings.

  • Ultima

    Why don’t the CW have a Sunday line up?

    They used to, but they couldn’t get anything to work on it so they gave it back to the affiliates.

  • eridapo

    Per Deadline

    Fox has ordered more episodes of New Girl and Raising Hope

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