TV Ratings Sunday: FOX Animation Block Returns Down, 'Once Upon a Time' & 'The Mentalist' Up & 'The Good Wife' & '666 Park Ave' Down

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November 5th, 2012


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 6.1/15 3.3/8 2.3/6 2.0/5 1.1/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 5.3/15 2.3/6 1.8/5 2.3/6 0.9/2
Total Viewers (million) 15.859 13.680 7.221 4.401 2.927


Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for NBC (NFL Football), CBS & FOX(Football Overruns)  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, and with total viewers.

On NBC, Sunday Night Football (Cowboys/Falcons) earned a preliminary 7.3  adults 18-49 rating from 8:30-11:00PM, up from last week's 7.0 rating.

On ABC, America's Funniest Home Videos earned a 1.7, up four tenths from  last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Once Upon A Time garnered a 3.5, up a tenth from last week's 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were about right. Revenge scored a 2.6, down a tenth from last week's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. 666 Park Avenue scored a 1.4, down two tenths from last week's 1.6 among adults 18-49 rating and its lowest rating to date.

FOX's animation block returned this week after several weeks off due to the World Series. The Cleveland Show earned  a 1.9, down from the 2.2 its premiere earned. The Simpsons earned a 2.6, down half a ratings point from from its last original's 3.1. Bob's Burgers earned an 1.8, down half a ratings point from its last  2.3. Family Guy earned a 2.5, down nine tenths from its last original's 3.4. American Dad earned a 1.9, down seven tenths from its last original's 2.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, 60 Minutes earned a 3.8, up more than two ratings points from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. The Amazing Race was even with last week's 2.5. The Good Wife scored a 1.7, down a tenth from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating and a tied low for the series. The Mentalist garnered a 1.9, up a tenth from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, November 4, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00 PM CBS NFL Overrun 8.5 23 26.70
NBC Football Night in America 2.2 6 6.58
ABC America's Funniest home Videos 1.7 4 6.97
FOX NFL Overrun/ Simpsons -R 1.5 4 3.70
7:30 PM NBC Football Night in America 4.5 11 11.57
CBS 60 Minutes 3.8 10 16.67
FOX The Simpsons-R/ The Cleveland Show 1.9 5 4.09
8:00 PM NBC Football Night in America 5.8 14 15.49
ABC Once Upon a Time 3.5 8 10.10
FOX The Simpsons 2.6 6 5.57
8:30 PM NBC Sunday Night Football (8:30-11) 7.3 17 18.65
CBS The Amazing Race 2.5 6 10.28
FOX Bob's Burgers 1.8 4 3.99
9:00PM ABC Revenge 2.6 6 7.74
FOX Family Guy 2.5 6 5.07
9:30PM FOX American Dad 1.9 4 3.99
CBS The Good Wife 1.7 4 9.69
10:00PM ABC 666 Park Avenue 1.4 4 4.07
10:30PM CBS The Mentalist 1.9 5 9.48

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



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  • Max

    REVENGE down, as expected, and as deserved.

    And it dropped sharply in the second half hour as well. :)

    I can’t wait until ABC begins the usual Sunday breaks for award shows and such and then airs the show opposite other award shows and such. It is going to be amazing to see the demo come spring 2013. We are going to see low 2’s to high 1’s people.

    REVENGE- the hit that never was, isn’t, and never will be…

  • Julia

    Revenge, stop dropping!!!

  • guss

    Happy for OUAT¡

  • Michael

    Poor 666 Park Avenue. Another great episode last night. This show is unbelievably dead!

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  • Michelle

    Glad to see Once up. Time to put 666 out of its misery.

  • The Old Woman

    Wow nice ratings for OUAT. I still don’t see what’s so great about this show. It’s so soapy.

    I just have to say that I hope The Walking Dead gets a 6.0 in the demo. That was one of the best hours of television I have ever seen.

  • Tom

    Awesome for OUAT. Less awesome for Revenge. Horrible for 666.

    And pretty bad night for FOX and CBS.

  • John A

    Revenge numbers not impressive but its ok. Poor Good Wife and The Mentalist being up makes it look worse.

  • Skylar James

    Nice for Revenge!

  • Bee

    YAY OUAT! great as usual for it and revenge.

    last night’s revenge was the best of the season for me. great ending too. hoping it goes back up next week.

  • Mi

    No matter what Revenge does, it is more a hit than Scandal would ever me.

  • HB

    Revenge did Okay!

  • Skylar James

    Revenge isn’t down, its stable

  • DW

    ouat sucked last night. so bad i’m not going back. listen , im surprised that cbs does that well given the fact that they moved the 400 est game to 430 so hope everything is profitable.

  • OnceFan

    Go OUAT! Best show EVER!

  • Masterbreel

    Come on Revenge, no more dropping! Same for TGW, although this is more or less the last season anyway, TGW is really, really well written.

    Revenge is on a stoney path (oh ironie), they someway need to expand the scope while staying close to Emily. Though and up and untill now they do it fine, i am wondering how Revenge will keep up. However, Revenge should not fall any lower in regards with ratingpoints.

  • Tom

    THE GOOD WIFE CAANNNNNNTTTT BE CANCELED!!!!! Too good to be out of TV :(

  • CarShark

    I don’t know what’s the bigger mistake in CBS’s line-up: wasting that huge football overrun on a 45-year-old show or having The Good Wife on it at all. They can’t be too happy with their 10 PM shows growing from their “anchor”

  • Deny

    Max, you’re pathetic! You seriously need to see a doctor, cause something’s wrong with your mind. I don’t even watch Revenge, but I know it will never hit 1’s.

    Get a life! Just so you know, your beloved Scandal (which I love, btw) is doing much worse than Revenge. SCANDAL is the one that’s hitting 1’s yet you call it a hit.

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