TV Ratings Sunday: 'Once Upon a Time' Hits Low, 'Revenge', 'Amazing Race' Down, Football Scrambles 'Family Guy' 200th Episode Ratings

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November 12th, 2012


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 5.5/14 4.2/11 2.0/5 1.9/5 1.1/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 4.7/13 4.0/12 1.5/4 0.9/3 0.9/3
Total Viewers (million) 14.973 10.274 6.572 9.85 3.029


Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for NBC (NFL Football), & 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 (Texans/Bears) earned a preliminary 7.0 adults 18-49 rating from 8:30-11:00PM, down 4%  from last week's 7.3 rating.

The start times of FOX's animated shows were delayed about 20 minutes due to football overrun, rendering their preliminary ratings meaningless. The final numbers for the programs, including the 200th episode of Family Guy will be available tomorrow.

On ABC, America's Funniest Home Videos earned a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, down 18%  from  last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Once Upon A Time garnered a  series low 2.7down 23% from last week's 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were way too optimistic, probably because you did not anticipate  FOX’s football game running way over. Revenge scored a season low 2.4, down 11% from last week's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. 666 Park Avenue scored a 1.3 among adults 18-49 rating, matching  last week’s series low.

On CBS, 60 Minutes earned a 1.7, down 50% from last week's 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. The Amazing Race scored a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, down 8%  from last week's 2.6. The Good Wife tied last week's series-low 1.7 adults 18-49. The Mentalist matched last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, November 11, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 FOX NFL Football - Live 6.9/19 18.60
NBC Football Night in America Part 1 - Live 1.9/5 5.72
CBS 60 Minutes 1.7/4 11.26
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.4/4 6.09
7:30 NBC  Football Night in America Part 2 - Live 2.7/7 7.72
8:00 FOX NFL Football/The Simpsons 5.6/14 13.22
NBC  Football Night in America Part 3 - Live 4.4/11 12.90
ABC  Once Upon A Time 2.7/7 8.69
CBS The Amazing Race 2.4/6 9.16
8:30 NBC NFL Football : Houston at Chicago -  Live (8:30-11:15PM) 7.0/17 18.69
FOX The Simpsons/ Bob's Burgers 2.8/7 5.77
9:00 FOX Bob's Burgers/ Family Guy 2.7/6 5.38
ABC Revenge 2.4/5 7.47
CBS The Good Wife 1.7/4 8.98
9:30 FOX Family Guy 1/Family Guy 2 2.5/6 5.30
10:00 FOX Family Guy/Various 2.0/5 4.94
CBS The Mentalist 1.8/5 10.00
ABC 666 Park Avenue 1.3/3 4.04

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.



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  • RyanCanada

    i dont think the ratings are that bad, Revenge is doing well, and its doing better then it was doing on wednesday

  • JR

    OUAT had a 3.4 last week; if it adjusts up, it will have lost six tenths- still a big drop, but it’s been known to rebound before.

  • danny94

    People Should down Ouat hit these numbers last december Ouat ratings bounce around alot i’m sure it will Recover.

  • Nevid

    Wow, big drop for OUAT and Revenge. I hope that when the football season ends, they both go up.

  • Hmm

    Just a bad night overall. What a big tumble for Once. Revenge held on to its lead in well, unlike Scandal which just wastes Greys.

  • Nick

    @ Max, Revenge got a 2.4 from a lead in with a 2.7, while Scandal didnt even get above a 2.0 with a 3.3 lead in, so it’s pretty obvious which show gets better ratings

  • JR

    Oops- never mind- it did have a 3.5 last week (the poll for this week had said 3.4, which is what I was thinking).

  • Bee

    LMAO WHAT?! wtf happened!? i think maybe OUAT’s audience was just not interested in a full episode on red riding hood lol cus unless the football game yesterday was particularly a big one, i don’t see what else could be the cause of such an insane drop.

  • Potato

    What happened to OUAT? How does that even HAPPEN in a week?

  • Skylar James

    @JR: OUAT had 3.5 last week

  • Steve

    Wow. This is what I had expected the weekend of Sandy but this weekend… WTF happened lol

  • Leondre

    Didn’t the last Ruby centric OUAT episode hit a series low at the time

  • Showtime

    At this point, The Mentalist really has to entrench itself in the “Red John” story. I used to love this show and still like it, but it seems like the same old crap every week.

  • WoWza

    Big numebrs for Football. Go Houston.

    Also, FOX has to be content with comedy numbers

  • Petar Ivanov

    @ I think CBS should consider swapping The Good Wife and The Mentalist.

    May be this opinion must be part of the sundays ratings. I mean every week at least one man say this. Every week.

  • dantas

    I don’t get the “NFL/Simpsons/Simpsons/Boob’s Burger/Family Guy1/2″ thing…



    Looks like FB is dominant force in Networks these days as

    OUAT down 0.8 to season low, as are Revenge & 666 PA (1.3!) for ABC

    CBS aside from AR, most shows about flat, loved the FB overrun quip on TGW


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  • Ron

    Football is killing sunday night. 666 ratings horrible, thought revenge was GREAT !

  • Petar Ivanov

    I guess big football game kill tham all.

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