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Sunday Final Ratings: '60 Minutes' & 'The Amazing Race' Adjusted Up, '666 Park Avenue' Adjusted Down + MLB and NFL Numbers

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October 23rd, 2012

 

The Amazing Race was adjusted up three tenths, 60 Minutes was adjusted up a single tenth, and  666 Park Avenue was adjusted down a tenth and among adults 18-49 versus Sunday's preliminary ratings.

Final 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 8.2 28 22.97
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.3 4 5.78
FOX MLB Pregame Show 0.7 2 2.34
7:30 PM NBC Football Night in America 1.1 6 3.17
FOX NLCS Game 6 2.2 5 7.62
8:00 PM NBC Football Night in America 3.6 10 9.49
CBS 60 Minutes 3.6 9 15.86
ABC Once Upon A Time 3.3 8 9.89
8:30 PM NBC Sunday Night Football (8:30-11) 6.7 17 17.47
9:00PM ABC Revenge 2.8 6 8.71
CBS The Amazing Race 2.6 5 9.54
10:00PM CBS The Good Wife 1.9 5 10.02
ABC 666 Park Avenue 1.7 4 4.81
11:00PM CBS The Mentalist 1.5 5 8.10

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

 
  • Rob

    Everyone so worried about football killing the ratings of their fave shows. Don’t you think CBS takes these things into account when deciding the fate of a show?

  • JulianI

    Bring back Brothers and Sisters for Season 6!

  • Chris

    @Brian–B&S would be getting far lower ratings now if it hadn’t been canceled. You can’t just freeze those ratings in time and say “It would always have done that well”, because its ratings kept falling throughout most of its run. Anyway, if it had been kept on the air, it would STILL be in its 7th and most likely final season now, so hardly any solution to ABC’s problems.

    The solution to ABC’s problems is to fire their entire development staff, and start over.

  • Ultima

    @Rob
    Everyone so worried about football killing the ratings of their fave shows.

    Not everyone, just those who fear reality.

    Don’t you think CBS takes these things into account when deciding the fate of a show?

    The irrationality of delusional fans? No.

  • Networkman

    CBS please keep The Good Wife at 10pm. It actually pulled in the same demo as Hawaii Five-O has been doing for most of the season. And it garners more viewers than Hawaii Five-O at this point. I can see it staying between 1.9-2.1 at 10pm.

    And hopefully more viewers will discover Once Upon a Time. It is a show that should consistently garner over 10 million viewers weekly. It is such a breathe of fresh air for broadcast TV. It is so creative and wonderfully written. And lastly, I am so happy for Revenge. It really has stiff competition for all of the cable dramas but it is starting to increase as well.

  • Ultima

    @Brian
    I hope ABC regrets the cancellation of Brothers & Sisters now that they can’t get any show to do as well in that time slot..

    Given the fairly consistent ~20% year-to-year declines that Brothers & Sisters had, it would have only had a 1.8 rating last season and be looking at a 1.4 this season.

    I’m not sure why you consider those numbers to be “doing well.”

  • Matt Stone

    Please don’t tell me 666 Park Avenue will be cancelled. It’s one of the few shows I actually give a crap about right now. I noticed they picked up a number of viewers this past Sunday so I’m hoping that momentum will begin to move the numbers.

  • Patrick Gillease

    @ Matt Stone…hate to break it to you, but 666 WILL be canceled. It may get to air all of its initial 13-episode order, but then it’s toast! “Pan Am” got better ratings last year, and it was canceled. So did GCB, and it’s gone, too!

  • Caio Brazil

    CBS is killing The Mentalist, 11pm on Sunday …

  • Angie

    the mentalist will only have 5 or 6 epis delays? thats funny, I got the impression there has been 2 or 3 delays already. When its on between 10 – 10.30 its ratings are a 2.0/2.1 which is not bad and when it is near 11pm it is 1.6/1.5 which for that late is better then some shows at 10pm on other nights (friday nights cbs)and wow TGW was on at 10pm and got 1.9 and 666 went up. The mentalist is a fighter. When the time periods stabilises then you will see

  • hovlandrules

    CBS is killing the Mentalist. I DVR the show now as I don’t want to stay up to near midnight on Sunday. Given how much money is being made on selling reruns to TNT, I don’t get it. I don’t watch any other CBS shows so not sure if all of their shows are better so they can kill this one.

    Too bad Bruno can’t take this show to another network.

  • Ultima

    @Angie
    the mentalist will only have 5 or 6 epis delays? thats funny, I got the impression there has been 2 or 3 delays already.

    CBS has nine NFL doubleheaders, two of them were prior to the start of the broadcast season, one is during the holidays and the Survivor finale will likely fall on one as well.

    That leaves five, plus maybe one more depending on Survivor scheduling or a long Masters overrun.

    There can also be shorter delays, but during football season those are usually less than 20 minutes and limited to only a handful of markets.

  • Ultima

    @Caio Brazil
    CBS is killing The Mentalist

    @hoviandrules
    CBS is killing the Mentalist.

    The broken record of delusion…

    Given how much money is being made on selling reruns to TNT

    In CBS’ case, that would be $0.

  • pal

    Whoaaaa did not think it was possible for a show to get adjusted up by 0.3 ..wtf? That’s more than 1/8 of the whole rating that was off! Just how inaccurate are the initial methods?

  • Nope

    poor Mentalist
    eleven is way too late

  • pickles

    Cold Case and CSI Miami was a victim of the 10:00 Sunday night time slot. Its the last step before being canceled.

  • Dan S

    CBS is the ONLY network where getting moved to Sunday is considered a death slot. For what it’s worth The Mentalist has been treated rather shabbily. Thank goodness I’m not invested in that show as it may go away after this season. I hope for its fans it sticks around. Looks like 666 is toast, kind of reminds me of SPN light

  • Ultima

    @pal
    Whoaaaa did not think it was possible for a show to get adjusted up by 0.3 ..wtf? That’s more than 1/8 of the whole rating that was off! Just how inaccurate are the initial methods?

    When there are sports overruns or live coast-to-coast programming, the preliminary numbers are very inaccurate – hence the red/bold/itaclics font for the disclaimer.

    In this case, not only did The Amazing Race not align with the timeslot in the eastern and central time zones (it ran from 8:56-9:56pm), but The Good Wife aired in the 9pm hour in the rest of the country (~25% of the population).

  • eridapo

    Time Program (Network) HH/Shr Viewers A18-49 A25-54 A18-34

    8:00 Once Upon a Time (ABC) ………. 5.7/ 8 9.888 3.3/ 8 3.8/ 8 2.6/7
    8:56 The Amazing Race 21 (CBS) ……. 6.0/ 9 9.539 2.6/ 6 3.5/ 7 2.6/7
    9:00 Revenge (ABC) ………………. 5.5/ 8 8.706 2.8/ 7 3.3/ 7 2.3/6
    9:56 The Good Wife (CBS) …………. 6.8/11 10.021 1.9/ 5 2.7/ 6 0.9/3
    10:01 666 Park Avenue (ABC) ……….. 3.1/ 5 4.809 1.7/ 4 1.9/ 4 1.3/4
    10:56 The Mentalist (CBS) …………. 5.6/11 8.104 1.5/ 5 2.1/ 6 0.8/3

  • River

    There have been plenty of Sunday shows that have been cancelled over the years on CBS. You can discount the slide from NFL but you also have to take into account that the enormous NFL numbers are fed into the CBS line-up that night with promotion during the game. If shows don’t succeed with that boost, they are deserving of what they get.

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