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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  • DW

    and before i hear it was down 4% from last weeks game. a 7.0 is a big number.

  • Mi

    Once can’t rebound next week because ABC air AMAs next week, and Once will return only in two weeks time.

    Last week was a great episode imo, so I personally use the bingo card of football + veteran day shopping to explain the drop, and I hope it’s adjusted up and rebounds in two weeks time.

  • Sel

    Wow OUAT, that could mean only one thing – TWD factor.

  • cynthia

    The Mentalist was awesome last night, one of the best episodes of the season. Glad it’s steady.

  • Dóchas

    I need to see the number’s for The Walking Dead repeat at 8pm and for the new airing at 9pm. That’s my bingo card. TWD.

  • joel

    OUAT – nailed it on the poll.

  • Skylar James

    Sara, OUAT had a 3.5 last week!


    At Justin 121

    BTW What’s with the “e” after Old? (Kinda like it)–maybe add one ater “the” & I’ll be Victorian!

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    It hurts me to see TM so low, it was stable as a rock on Thursdays, UGH!

  • Jared

    I’m a HUGE fan of The Good Wife but last nights seemed like a filler episode to me. Christina Ricci was under utilized and the story was mediocre. I wish they would have used her in a more dramatic way instead of a supposed comedienne that was trying to be funny and clearly wasn’t.

  • ECRC

    I think it was because OUAT was facing not one but 2 football games last night!

  • jT

    once upon a upon a time will bounce back.


  • Ashley

    OUAT’s numbers are interesting b/c I just wrote about people losing interest due to their change in format. My friends and I lost interest b/c it was just too many add-ons and didn’t make us invested in them. Soon, it became boring. The first season was the same cast and was more revealing a secret. So, we’ll see how the numbers go for the rest of the season. Maybe it’ll be better in season 3.

  • jT

    @Ashley once upon time is better this season…the nfl tie caused these numbers


    TWD won’t fly as Revenge scored higher than 2.4 when TWD was over 5.0, OUAT marginally at best.

  • BigBrotherFan

    Damn..first to the cancellation announcement LAST RESORT VS. 666 PARK AVE?

    I dont know whats going on with Once Upon a Time cause I dont watch it BUT FOR REVENGE….

    GET RID OF AIDAN Please! He’s taking the show completley off course and fans are not buying into him one way or another. There is way too much going on here now please get back to the heart of the story.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    I must say, for a show in absolutely no danger whatsoever, the Fan Excuse Bingo play around Once Upon A Time today is impressive, most impressive…

  • DW

    TWD 8 pm repeat was great last week and OUAT had good numbers too so im not bying the walking dead repeat as a factor.

  • jT

    @bill it’s the truth.

    it went against two football games

  • Jared

    Not sure what ABC is waiting for to cancel 666. Sunday is one of there stronger nights and putting another series at 10 possibly Scandal or Last Resort could benefit either one of those series a lot.

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