TV Ratings Sunday: 'The Simpsons', 'Once Upon a Time', 'The Mentalist' and 'The Amazing Race' Up, 'Revenge' Hits a Low

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November 26th, 2012


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 5.5/13 3.7/9 2.1/5 2.0/5 0.7/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 4.7/13 3.4/9 1.2/3 1.6/4 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 15.262 9.167 10.467 6.525 1.979


Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for NBC (NFL Football), CBS (which was delayed 58 minutes in several major markets due to football overruns) & 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 (Green Bay/New York) scored a preliminary 6.7 adults 18-49 rating from 8:30-11:00PM, up  from last week's preliminary 6.0 rating.

On FOX, The Simpsons earned a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating up 38% from last week's 2.4. Bob's Burgers garnered a 2.0, up 11% from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Family Guy notched a 2.8, up 8%  from last week's 2.6 adults 18-48 rating. The Cleveland Show earned a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, up 19% from last week's 1.6 when it aired at 7:30PM.

On ABC, America's Funniest Home Videos earned a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. Once Upon a Time scored a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating, up 11% from a 2.7 for its most recent episode on November 11 Your predictions were a little optimistic. Revenge garnered a season low 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, down 12% from a 2.5 on November 11. 666 Park Avenue notched a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating even with its November 11 telecast.

On CBS, 60 Minutes scored a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. down from a 3.0 last week when it, and the entire CBS line-up, were delayed significantly by football. The Amazing Race garnered a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating, up 4% from last week's 2.4. The Good Wife earned a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating even with last week. The Mentalist notched a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating up 29%  from last week's 1.4.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, November 25, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 FOX NFL Football (49ers at Saints) - Live 6.7/18 18.77
CBS 60 Minutes/ Football 2.2/6 12.20
NBC Football Night in America Part 1 - Live 1.9/5 6.01
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.6/4 6.58
7:30 FOX NFL/ The O.T - Live 5.3/13 13.91
NBC  Football Night in America Part 2 - Live 2.8/7 8.13
8:00 NBC  Football Night in America Part 3 - Live 5.3/13 15.66
FOX  The Simpsons 3.3/8 7.53
ABC Once Upon A Time 3.0/7 8.76
CBS The Amazing Race 2.5/6 9.88
8:30 NBC NFL Football : Packers at Giants -  Live (8:30-11:00PM) 6.7/16 18.46
FOX Bob's Burgers 2.0/5 4.73
9:00 FOX Family Guy 2.8/6 5.76
ABC Revenge 2.2/5 6.80
CBS The Good Wife 1.7/4 9.52
9:30 FOX The Cleveland Show 1.9/4 4.32
10:00 CBS The Mentalist 1.8/5 10.28
ABC 666 Park Avenue 1.2/3 3.96

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



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  • Max

    Oh man, Oh man, Oh man at REVENGE. :D

    Seems as though the hit that was never was a hit is becoming more and more vulnerable with each passing week.

    Walking Dead? Liz And Dick? Thanksgiving weekend? Box office? People in the bathroom due to eating too much? Name any excuse you want, all of it is moot.

    And next week is the mid-season finale, meaning the show will return and begin that guaranteed slide toward spring ratings. Here comes the high 1’s.

    REVENGE is going down.

  • CrimTV

    Is it me or is that a really good night for Fox? And Yay for ONCE! but NOOOO for Revenge!

  • taylor

    it is interesting that revenge fell so hard. whatever, it was a flashback episode. if it doesn’t bounce back for the winter finale next week then people can start to worry.

  • buttondiet

    Oh well, 2.2 for Revenge still means season 3 will happen.

  • Simon

    Yes! Go ONCE UPON A TIME!! Back up to those low to high 3s!

  • CrimTV


    Trust me, after many years believing this would work, liking a Facebook page WILL NOT save a show.

  • matt

    Revenge had one slide. Big Deal.

    ONCE went up 3 tenths and like 0.2 million viewers.

  • HB

    Last night episode of Revenge was a filler. Totally deserved that rating
    GREAT for OUAT!

  • Bee

    2 things brought revenge down this week:

    1. the WTF promo for the episode. it made the show seem like a comedy!?
    2. liz & dick. i’m sure that premiered big thanks to curiosity and took away some of the audience.

    plus the break and the fact that the episode was a flashback one didn’t help. oh well. next week it’ll recover for what looks like an amazing episode.

  • Nikki

    Still no word on how that holiday movie on halmark channel did on saturday?? Been checking but nothing yet. Can anyone help??

  • jo

    I guess i was wrong .. this time good for ONCE and very Bad for Revenge
    Why so low Family guy ?

  • Max Vrany

    CBS programming was delayed in DC, Baltimore, Atlanta, Tampa, Miami, Milwaukee, Chicago and Minneapolis. All other East/Central markets received the Sunday Night line-up at the normal time.

  • zerg

    Great for OUAT…Revenge is in trouble, I hope will return strong in january beacause Awards will it badly on february :(

  • Mark

    Can we feed Max to the cancelation bear?
    Do bears eat trolls?
    If not can we all pitch in and have Max euthanized?

  • SarahL

    Yes, for once my vote was correct. Nice rebound for Once Upon a Time.

  • Ricardo

    Every week the same thing! What is Max’s problem with Revenge?

  • Simon

    @Bill or Robert

    Can you please ban ‘TheTVdude’ already? Once was funny, so was the second time, but c’mon!

    ANYWHO, pretty good jump for The Simpsons as well, for a show in its 24th season too!

  • were123

    Really glad about OUAT, but man! I hope Revenge bounces back soon!! It’s far from danger, but still!! I want it to rate higher! Next week may do it

  • Ryan

    Nice to see Family Guy bounce back up some. American Dad obviously does better after FG than The Cleveland Show. 1.9 still isn’t bad considering the ratings for all the other shows on Fox these days.

  • ZmaX

    Bad for Revenge, but i’m sure it’ll bounce back for the winter finale. :)
    Happy for OUAT’s uptick

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