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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  • Josha

    plus I think The Good Wife keeps on getting more great… So far this season has beem gold.

  • Linda E.

    I hope The Good Wife survives, as it’s a well-written show. It’s for people with brains. Not everything has to be about action.

  • mmel

    richierich, I am sorry are you kidding me? we don’t watch show because of somebody’s skin color. Scandal is one of the best shows around, yet many people have not giving it a chance. The first thing that comes out of their mouths is that it should be cancelled. You may not richierich and if you don’t I think you are better than 70% of those posting.

  • The Hafk

    Animation Domination has been off for a month, that’s why. Why is everybody in the comments saying its doomed? Those shows still perform better than a good portion of Fox’s other scripted fare and, aside from The Cleveland Show, all have been renewed and are here to stay.

  • Joe

    I don’t know what is the good about OUAT. I wish it was 666, it deserved better rating than OUAT

    Pha ! Thats all I`m gonna say to you !

  • aciel

    will u people stop replying to max hes just one person u do realize all he wants is attention just ignore him. the show isn’t going going to canceled because max says

  • Oliver

    No post about Made in Jersey being scheduled for Saturday? You’ll miss out on hits from the lucrative Made in Jersey demographic.

  • WoWza

    FOX cant catch a break. Everything is doing equally terrible though so in terms of cancelation it matters little.

  • DW

    i love that were into november and the whinalist are still complaining that the good wife is hurting the ratings of the mentalist when its higher rated than the good wife each week.

  • Jay

    Things you can count on happening, Death, Taxes and Max with the first comment every Sunday prelims and bashing Revenge.

  • Traywana

    Revenge is a very high quality show. I wish it would get Castle’s 10pm Monday slot. Castle should be kicked to the curb. Also, The Good Wife has to be the most annoyingly pretentious mess on the air. Even worse than Castle.

  • Networkman

    It is time for ABC to cancel 666 Park Ave.
    I’m more upset with CBS. I really don’t like that 60 Minutes continues to air after the football overrun. They can use the 8:30pm slot for a new drama or comedy, something that is more youth oriented and it would garner a better demo than the 3.8 that 60 Minutes receive. Secondly, they should realize that The Good Wife would do better airing away from Revenge. Those two shows seem to share an audience. The Mentalist is doing great considering it airs against football and also starts @10:30. It is performing better than Vegas. Maybe CBS should move it to Tuesday to replace Vegas. With the weak competition in that hour it could easily garner at least 2.2.

  • Acey

    Legitimately breaks my heart to see The Mentalist under 10 million viewers.

  • Chris

    What’s with the “Revenge” hate on the first page? The show is great, if you don’t like it, don’t watch…or leave spiteful comments.

  • Bigbrotherfan

    Man, even if 666 is adjusted up a tenth it’s hopeless! I hope they atleast wrap it up! CBS must be the stupidest network right now! Are the studying NBC great decisions from 2003-2008??? I don’t even watch the mentalist and hate this kind of case-to-case CBS show stuff but WAKE up and switch TGW and the mentalist is Zucker been rehired at CBS?

  • Hugh

    FG down 0.9! Ouch

  • SMG4E

    Revenge deserves to drop. Its story has totally gone down the toilet and it’s not even about getting revenge anymore! I stopped watching two or three weeks ago.

  • MeMe

    Why is this Revenge vs Scandal. I don’t understand the war. I like both shows and they both are very good. How in the heck did Scandal even come up. This is about shows that came on Sunday. Scandal comes on Thursdays. I feel bad for Revenge. I hope it goes up.

    @ Max Please stop giving Scandal fans a bad name. Revenge and Scandal are both very good shows. Why put down a show at all. Scandal fans want the show to do better and many of us do watch Revenge and love it. Quit putting down a show while the one you support is not doing very well. That makes your argument invalid and ridiculous.

  • MeMe

    People I am sorry about Max but many of us Scandal fans just wants the show to do better. It is not about putting down other shows. I don’t know who Max is but majority of Scandal fans are nothing like him.

  • mulscu

    alot of these shows that look dead are not.that meaning the DVR is really being used big time this season.tv guide had a story on it.saying alot of CBS shows that came back really weak this season really are not.they are being DVR’ED an have really big numbers there.just saying if one of your favs seem in bad shape you should check out its dvr rating.the networks are.an are liking what they see.so some of these shows may not be as dead as you think.jersey girl aside of course.

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