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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  • K

    They’re going to be the same or lower next week, since the Sunday Night Game is the Steelers and Ravens.

  • Dóchas

    If I’m not a fan of OUAT does my pimping TWD count as fan excuse bingo? :)

  • NBC is awesome

    “Once Upon A Time” deserves to be canceled.

  • Simon

    Once Upon A Time usually does rebound after a low, did last season when it hit 2.8 and rebounded in the finals I believe.

    Still not worrying unless it falls below at least 2.5, THEN we can worry. But since there’s ZERO chance of that happening, a 2.7 as a series low is nothing to worry over.

    It’s more a case of ‘Wait until the Finals’ kinda thing, if it stays steady then great! If it rises, even better!

  • jT

    the walking dead is fad just like jersey shore was….

  • Hmm

    There’s no point in them canceling 666 until the end of the year. The next two weeks ABC is off on Sundays and December and the holidays really are now no good either. Are there more than 3 epsiodes left this year?

  • K


    TM has been supplanted by Elementary, a better written show. Now that Elementary is a hit, there really is no need for The Mentalist anymore.

  • a p garcia

    BAD NIGHT??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Now that Elementary is a hit, there really is no need for The Mentalist anymore.”

    And now that there are crazy Elementary fans, there really is no need for crazy The Mentalist fans.

    Just kidding!

    We still need all the crazy fans of The Mentalist we can get!

  • rob60990

    Elementary a hit? LOL

  • Big Bad Wolf

    Poor Once, I guess no one likes Ruby.

  • jT

    @rob60990 it’s the only drama guaranteed to get renewed….so it’s a hit

  • Max

    Watch how REVENGE performs from this point forward. No new episode until Sunday, Nov 25th- will probably garner a 2.3 or 2.2 and then breaks for the holidays and award shows.

    My prediction of high 1’s by spring is going to come true.

  • Jeff

    Revenge still needs to get it together FAST. It’s getting better, but needs to get rid of that aussie actor ASAP and reunite Emily with Daniel. Also, this whole story with the strange guys and declan/Jack needs to go quick too. Meanwhile,the walking dead rocks. If Andrew Lincoln (Rick) doesn’t win an emmy there is no justice in the emmy system.


    @ Dochas

    That’s the beauty of TVBTN, anything is a fan exuse & you just came up with another one!


  • Oliver

    Will TVBTN get/post the ratings for TBS’ Wedding Band, which aired on Saturday?

  • Sherry

    I had to skip Revenge since two other shows went over by one minute when I drved them. My old dvr would let me change a show by one minute, the new one doesn’t.
    I wasn’t going to pass up the FireFly reunion show.
    Enjoyed Once Upon a Time, The Walking Dead and the FireFly last night, dvred 666 Park Avenue, Dexter and Homeland to enjoy another time.



    Last I checked OUAT was ABC’s #1 scripted drama. How things change overnight! Hope it makes it to January at this rate.

  • Nick

    What effect does NFL Footable have on the ratings for ABC and CBS when it finishes in January? Is there normally a .2-.3 hike for each of their shows?

  • Gavin

    Jeez people, week after week and the inbred guy, Max, posts crap to wind you all up, and people still fall for it. Just ignore him. Don’t feed the troll as they say. He only returns each week because people rise to his bait. Ignore him, and he can return to pleasuring himself in a darkened room.

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