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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Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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  • Clarke

    I know OUAT had a bad episode last week but this is really unexpected… can’t believe it fell THAT much. Now I’m getting scared …

  • danny94

    I thought 666PA was adjusted down to a 1.3 last week so isnt it even with last week or am i mistaken??

  • UMGuy423

    Too bad for OUAT, but it wasn’t the greatest episode anyways. I’ve considered Ruby to be a major character that needed a full episode devoted to her. Seemed random.

  • UMGuy423

    Oops…never considered.

  • JD

    Um…what the hell? HUGE drop for OUAT, but Revenge held the numbers pretty damn well. Where did everyone go?

  • Petar Ivanov

    Skyfall to blame may be……..

  • brutony

    Its no wonder that NBC, and now Fox overrun, has been dominant, because football is King! Any show up against it gets killed-ESP Sunday nights! Why the HELL did ABC put my fav show, Revenge on Sun @ 9 still baffles me, and of course, its being destroyed in the ratings. And last ngihts ep was a top 10 for sure! But look at CBS-those shows, esp Good Wife, are being mauled-aqnt there a mercy rule, lol? Obviously, they put out TGW and Mentalist as lambs for the slaughter, as those shows will surely not see another season!

  • Danielle

    WTF OUAT?! The numbers have been all over the damn map this season. I am bummed. :(

  • dantas

    About the OUAT 0.8 drop, it happens sometimes. Lost, OTH, House and many other shows had similar drops once in their run but rebounded greatly the week after, so relax ;)

  • Justin121

    GOOD WIFE steady as she goes :D

  • Alan

    Whaat??? I hope Revenge gets adjusted up :(

  • Tom

    half hours?

  • Ashley

    People were shopping for the holidays. Veterans Day sales are going on right now.

  • Guy

    Football isn’t the problem. Many people are off work today, since Veteran’s Day is being observed Monday. People were most likely out.

  • Simon

    While that is a pretty big drop I still don’t see why people are so concerned, still don’t better than 20% of the other new shows this year. We’re still getting a 3rd season.

    Besides, a 2.7 as a season low still ain’t too shabby when you consider what most other shows get as season/series lows.


    Was OUAT a precursor for Breaking Dawn Pt 2 or what? Only four days remain!

  • Kevin Somerhalder

    Max doesn’t have a real life, so he seeks one on the internet. Notice how he always comments first on every single Sunday post. Get a life, bro.

  • Mark Wilkins

    Football is mostly male skewing, how can it affect ABC’s lineup of lifetime-like shows? I saw the game, but only because the Bears were playing and that’s my hometown team.

  • MaryR

    I really enjoyed The Mentalist last night. I think it was one of the show’s better episodes, and I actually think it has managed to renew itself.

  • Kavyn

    666 is like the LA Complex of ABC in terms of ratings. It’s a quality show that I personally love to watch (even more so than Revenge and sometimes Once).

    Revenge was good last night but I’m sort of getting tired of Emily. I think Victoria and Conrad are the ones to watch. The Daniel storyline is boring and the Initiative just seems like an excuse to make Victoria and Conrad seem less evil, which is lame and kind of confuses the direction of the show (does Emily want Victoria to suffer or the Initiative now?)

    I also like Fauxmanda now, her character has vastly improved. Declan and the rest I don’t really care for.

    And Once was decent. The show feels a bit too lovey-dovey but so does 666. The shows are both pretty equal to me, and I think had 666 aired at 9pm it would have done better (obviously, but also due to the supernatural qualities of each show).

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