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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  • Brian

    Great ratings for OUAT and Revenge as usual :)

  • Greg

    Same old, same old. Revenge falls a tenth and people start to go nuts. Good lord…

    666 did lower than The Simpsons rerun. That’s just bad. Not that it wasn’t any good before, but still…

  • Ryan

    What a shock animation domination is down….NOT
    I still think Fox just needs to wait until November to premier all the animated shows that way they don’t air 2 episodes and then have a month off. its just crazy. 1.9 for 7:30 is still alright though.

  • r0ckmypants

    Nothing wrong with Revenge’s ratings. Out of six episodes, it’s had that 2.6 three times… it’s not like it bombed or something.

    With the extensive damage to 666 Park Avenue’s sets due to Sandy, they should just shut down production.

    My DVR didn’t record Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy or American Dad. They weren’t listed as “new” for me so my season pass didn’t catch them.

  • Mayorofsmpleton

    Was afraid TGW hit a 1.5 or a 1.6. It already has scored a 1.7 last year and this year. Not a new low. Here’s hoping it adjusts up but I doubt it will

  • Joseph

    This is still good for revenge ratings wise because this is the first episode to drop below 8 million in comparison to last year where it would have been lucky to hit 8 mil!

  • rob60990

    ABC really needs to cancel 666 Park Ave. Theres no point in rebuilding those sets that got destroyed from the hurricane.

  • eridapo

    AFV 1.3 5.96/ 2.0 7.99
    OUAT 3.4 9.89/ 3.6 10.30
    Revenge 2.7 7.95 / 2.5 7.54
    TM 1.9 9.48
    666Park 1.5 4.33 / 1.3 3.81

    TAR 2.7 10.69 / 2.3 9.87
    TGW 1.6 9.24 / 1.7 10.13
    TM 1.9 9.48

  • Deny

    @marcos, @JohnA

    I wouldn’t normally waste my time replying to such idiots like Max, but enough is enough! I wanted to tell him off this time.

  • Cyrax86

    I do think now that 666PA will be pulled from the schedule before it could air all of its episodes, ABC can put repeats there for the 3 remaining relevant Sundays of the year and premiere Red Widow or Mistresses ASAP.

  • Hmm

    ABC should just give up on 666 at this point. Rebuilding the sets can’t even be worth it with the ratings the way they are.

  • Glue


    2) These ratings are enough proof.
    3) ALSO, Scandal has a lead in of GA (Which Hits Mid 4′ and High 3’s, Scandal can barely get a 2.0!)
    4) This show is a better drama than SCANDAL.
    5) REVENGE’s Lead in hits Mid 3’s- Low 3’s, That show is doing WELL if you ask me!

    SO SHUT UP. Get a life and stop trashing one of the best drama’s on TV!

  • frodo

    Revenge is not falling, its stable, in the demo it has been 3.2, 2.6, 2.6, 2.8, 2.6, unless it adjusts down its been quite stable for the past 4 weeks.

  • Liam

    Great for Once Upon a Time. SO happy the ratings have been going uo the last few weeks. Hopefully the will go up next week, again.
    Revenge did well. Not brilliant but at least it kept most of its demo from last week.
    And 666, such a good show but the ratings are bad. I dont think the show will see a second season. (sad face) I hope they at least get to have a proper series finale.
    And finally, The Good Wife. It matched its series low, which is ok, but not great. I dont know if it will be canceled or renewed.

  • Tessa

    I’m wondering if the drop in Revenge is because of the convoluted storyline they are following. The premise last season was simple: girl was wronged, she went after those who wronged her. This season I can’t even tell what the story is about, what the stakes are, what the characters are after. It’s starting to resemble The Vampire Diaries.

  • Michael

    For the two or three people that watch “666 Park Avenue” does anyone feel bad for Jane?


    Really can’t say much until finals, but if numbers hold

    FOX no 3.0’s at all as no dominant force here from animation

    CBS TGW ties season low but hopefully may be adjusted up, rest of lineup about same

    NBC will win night easy

    OUAT 3.5 nice uptick last couple weeks, but 666 can’t turn itself around

  • Just

    for Christ’s sake


  • danny94

    @ frodo- You missed the 2.7 it had lask week

  • JohnC

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

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