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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  • CBSviewer

    Why The Good Wife hit a new low ? It already had a 1.7 this season.

  • tvjunkie

    As much as I love OUAT I don’t like that there are so many characters that we only see them every other week. I want to see them all back together again.

  • fringewillget5seasons

    Poor Mentalist dragged down by The Trash Wife.

    Also 60 Min loses a lot of football demo, too bad for the later lineup really.

  • rob60990

    Not great for Revenge but it looks better than CBS dramas and Animation sitcoms. Animation sitcoms will likely rebound with football overrun next week. Terrific rating for Once Upon a Time.

  • Simon

    Before people come in and start saying that Jorge Garcia had an effect on the ratings I must remind you that there were a few more factors in the episode that may have helped, first one is we learned who the father of Emma’s baby is, second that the father maybe related to a major player in Storybrooke.

    Loved the episode myself, and I think we can safely say that the ratings for the show have stabilized now. Getting low to mid 3’s.

    A 2.6 in the demo for The Simpsons is mighty impressive considering how long the show’s been on the air for.

  • Zach

    Revenge may be down, but its still doing great compared to most of ABC’s lineup. And low 2’s and high 1’s Max? Even if it does fall to that point it will still rate better than Scandal which will be in the low 1’s if ratings are really going to deteriorate the way you think they are.

  • ZmaX

    Great episode of Revenge last night, it’s dipped to a 2.6 before and gone up, I’m not too worried.

    With that big revelation at the end, Emily’s gonna have some work cut out for her in the following weeks. :D

    Great for OUAT, it did as i expected.

  • Alan

    Revenge has to stabilize. It’s dropping every week :(

  • Mark

    The Walking Dead was amazing last night. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen such good tv.

  • Joseph

    Simpsons beat family guy last night! Revenge is staying stable I can understand that second half hour dropped because first half was boring but next week it will definitely go up because of this weeks ending!

  • OnceFan

    What a shame @ 666 Park Avenue though. After hearing parts of the set were destroyed because of Hurricane Sandy and seeing these news, it’s going to be cancelled certainly without any further episodes.

  • marcos

    @Deny dont bother replying to this person cause we shouldn’t discuss with people with mental illness

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  • John A

    People stop replying to MAX and he will go away.

  • HB

    I do think Revenge can go up next week. Emily’s secret is finally getting out. :D

  • Danielle

    Loving the numbers for OUAT! Great episode last night, too. I’d been looking forward to the Emma-backstory ep since the summer time. :)

  • danny94

    For God Sakes Max just SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Michael

    Oncefan, 666 Park Avenue is going to be cancelled regardless of the Hurricane destroying the set. The ratings are beyond awful! Such a shame because the show has vastly improved in quality.

  • Jared

    I’m surprised ABC has stuck with 666 Park Ave this long. Its been steady the past couple weeks but a 1.4 demo is pretty bad considering how good OUAT and Revenge have been doing.

  • Mark Wilkins

    Good ratings for OUAT, hope it stays steady throughout the season. Can’t wait for the cable numbers

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