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

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  • ZmaX

    @ Mickey

    She’s playing a character so deranged she tried to drown her baby daughter. She does make me uncomfortable, but that’s the point. I think JJL is playing a mentally unbalanced mother really well.

    Exactly! she really makes me uncomfortable. I always feel like she ‘s just gonna snap and start attacking who ever she’s talking to. haha Not sure if it’s her eyes, little movement, or her voice, but she seems really cold and a bit vacant. She’s great.

  • Ashley Crawford


  • ClamCam

    Obviously! Apt.23 = Gone, 666 = Gone, LR = Gone, PP = last season, Nashville : almost gone…As you said is the 4th scripted show on ABC and it’s impossible to be cancelled, specially because it has a strong fandom and it will stabilize in these numbers for the rest of the season…

  • Kevin

    666 Park Avenue may soon get canceled but I think NASHVILLE should take its place on the 10 p.m. Sunday night time slot since it was still struggling in the ratings on Wednesday nights.

  • Ron

    Revenge is steady. 666 at 1.4 is sinking fast. will be cancelled by jan.

  • richierich

    @ meah

    I don’t let the pigment of someone’s skin decide for me what to watch or not to watch. Anyone who does either way should take a long deep look inside themselves because that smacks of racism. I think we’re all created equal. Why does their have to be them and our own? You sound like a separatist.

  • K

    Revenge has run its course. It is at a point that who cares if Enily gets her “revenge” and who cares about the Greysons and their issues? When they killed off Tyler, that was about it for the show.

  • frodo

    While I have nothing against Scandal, its a toss up show that will most probably get canceled by the end of this season.

  • meah

    @clamclam I know Demo number is what matters,I was just asking if it reached 6million and had 2.4 it will be still considered a huge success.And no Kerry wasshington is great as olivia pope.am not bashing REVENGE I like it a lot.I yes I watch last resort,greys,arrow.so don’t preach to me..I don’t even think SCANDAL or REVENGE would be cancelled.I was just a bit suprised about how much REVENGE’s viewers have dropped.xo

  • a p garcia

    Hope Revenge is adjusted up in the finals. OUAT had good numbers. Wish ABC would uncancel GCB and move Vanessa Williams there.

  • ClamCam

    Well…we have a troll, we have a racist, and both of them are plainly stupid…the only reason that Scandal could be renewed is 2 words: Shonda Rhimes

  • Skylar James

    @K: lol, Revenge has run its course cause they killed Tyler, a subpar tertiary character of the show?

  • BG

    Great ratings for OUAT and Revenge. I can’t wait to see the ratings for The Walking Dead. Last nights episode was awesome!!

    Revenge > Scandal

  • frodo

    @ k aka max’s other identity on here

    run its course according to who? are you F stupid or just daft, while there may be people who are not liking this season, many people love it and its getting more viewers than last season along with the critics who are buzzing about it like crazy every week. Revenge is getting better and better this season IMO, the last 2 or 3 chapters have been must see TV.

  • Glue

    Posted November 5, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    I don’t like max’s approach but he is a bit right.Revenge total viewers is 7.2.that of scandal is 6.8 or 6.9.REVENGE is way more promoted than scandal so it should be doing way better.I enjoy both shows,in my opinion SCANDAL is better,besides scandal is trying as the FIRST TV DRAMA with a BLACK LEAD actress in over 60years.so if u have never watched it,try it out.we need to support our OWN

    Max in disguise are we?

  • John A

    No love Triangles on Revenge? Amanda/Emily has 3 guys after her. Its better than TVD but dont say nonsense.

  • Gabe

    @Bill/Robert the whole thing with Max is getting out of hand. Some of us are getting sick and tired already.

    The good wife was amazing as usual. Shame ratings still don’t reflect that

  • eridapo

    According to Matt Mitovich, the full hour Nielsen report for the Mentalist shows 8.79m /1.8. He claims that 9.48 /1.9 is only a half hour, and the show dropped in its second half hour. Thus the 1.8 number. CBS press release also shows 1.8

  • meah

    @richierich I didn’t say cos she is black everyone must watch it,I said people who had not should TRY it out,and that we should support black tv actresses since there few of them,does that make me racist???if u think that its normal that there are very few black actresses that are leads on tv then great for u.I want more good black,asian.latino actors cast as leads.so if that makes me racist,FINE

  • John A

    I kinda feel the same about Revenge. It would be a great 1 Season show but will likely run 4-5 seasons. It will be way dragged out by then.

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