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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  • The End


    So much hate. Sad.

  • Steve

    Also, does it make me a bad person if I am glad that all of ABC’s new dramas (666, Nashville, and Last Resort) are all doing bad, in addition to Scandal being barely-not-a-flop because it keeps the cancellation bear far far away from Revenge?

  • bsp

    Go Falcons! Still undefeated!

    The NFL in prime time simply crushes everything in its path.

  • John A

    Will ABC really want to waste more money on 666 Park Avenue rebuilding sets for ratings that bad? They should cut their loses now.

  • Josh

    I hope Revenge gets adjusted up. It’s such a great show and the plot keeps getting better. SPOILER: Mason Treadwell is back and may have figured out Emily is really Amanda….hope it gets adjusted up

  • Potato

    @Steve– I agree with you about OUAT, but of course that won’t affect this week’s ratings because nobody saw it in advance. If anything it might affect next week’s. I almost always love the show but last night felt way too chaotic and there were a lot of leaps in logic.

    And no, it doesn’t make you a bad person, but there’s no need for it– Revenge is safe

  • Alex

    OUAT continues to be the show that breaks the rules. A show like this was supposed to be cancelled in 6 weeks. That’s the rule for these sorts of fantasy shows. Yet it’s survived and continues to grow and for one I’m happy about it. Folks dismissing it as “too soapy” and all that haven’t watched the show. Wish it had a stronger lead-in than AFHV.

  • Nick

    That is true.

  • Honey Badger

    @ Steve
    Posted November 5, 2012 at 11:33 AM ”
    Also, does it make me a bad person if I am glad that all of ABC’s new dramas (666, Nashville, and Last Resort) are all doing bad, in addition to Scandal being barely-not-a-flop because it keeps the Cancellation Bear far far away from Revenge?

    No, It makes you a very good person, with good taste.

  • Dennis

    The Mentalist’ 100th episode airs yesterday.

  • Matt

    60 Minutes is on at that time because it has been on at 7 pm, 6 central since 1975. CBS isn’t going to change that…

  • Kavyn

    I don’t think 666 is poorly acted whatsoever. I also love the direction of the story. This is coming from someone that watches the episodes each week as opposed to the guy tired of “fantrolls” who probably only saw the pilot (which I agree was the weakest episode in terms of writing and acting).

  • Kavyn

    Also I don’t understand the people (on TVLine mostly) that say Revenge went off track. All they really did was serialize the storyline which works just as well. Revenge isn’t my favourite show right now but it is of good quality. I just don’t think it pairs well with Once other than being the top 2 new shows last season. 666 fits the Once vibe in my personal opinion.

  • Dan S

    Kudos to OUAT for scoring a healthy 3.5 last night. A little surprised Revenge slipped from the previous week but no surprises with 666 going down again. Maybe Scandal or Nashville would be better suited for following REV. Just curious as to why people love to see other shows die ?

  • Dan S

    Deadline is reporting that Elementary is getting the post Super Bowl slot. I wonder why they maybe didn’t try to launch a new series like Golden Boy ? As I said before Elementary just isn’t that special just another boring procedural. It’s ratings are tepid so I guess they’re trying to get more eyes to watch in hopes of a boost.

  • Kelly

    ABC should really just cut their losses. Between the low ratings and destroyed set, is 666 really worth the effort to restore and continue?
    I have a feeling Mistresses may replace it midseason.

  • Jessie

    why is ABC refuses to call defeat on 666 park avenue. They need to do a mercy killing. This show had everything in its favor, heavy promotion, two strong lead ins.

  • william

    their is noting wrong once upon a time, it was going up against football. i think they should just replace revenge& park avenue 666 with other shows,i’am not saying cancel revenge, but i don’t think there are that many crossover once upon a time/revenge fans. they should move the neighbors to the time slot after once upon a time, or just make something new and original that once upon a time fans might actually watch.

  • Cyrax86

    Maybe the plug will be pulled tomorrow, on election day, when nobody is paying attention on such stuff. I really can’t believe they’d rebuild the set to film 4-5 more episodes…

  • Josha

    Sad to hear about The Good Wife :( I hope it picks up as it is one of the best shows on tele. It is well written and the actors are amazing. It is very real. I don’t know why people arn’t watching it or trashing it. I guess people like fairy tales. They should move it back to Tueaday nights or something. If they do decide.to cancel this show I pray they give it a final season :(

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