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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Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

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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  • POI

    Revenge was great last night but the walking dead was absolutely amazing. Once wasn’t that good maybe im losing interest in the show because its getting boring to me.

  • Greg

    Mike and CoolRanch,

    The gay guys…I never cared to remember their names. Didn’t like them from the get go, and mad at Amazing Race for always picking unattractive gay men (most of which are effeminiate and not all gay men are effeminate…most I know are very masculine)…plus at least one of the gay men they pick always has a big round alien head. I swear its true. Look back at past seasons (and I’m not talking about the first gay male team on the show who resembled the Chippendales) and you’ll see what I am talking about.

    They still had ONE MORE TASK to do BEFORE going to the PIT STOP. When both teams arrived and found Ryan and his g/f were U-turned…the least the gay guys could have done was go with them to wait on them after they completed their task…AND THEN ALL BETS WOULD BE OFF AFTER THAT and both teams would have gone to complete the next task (jumping over the canal and retrieving the shoes) and then find their way to the Pit Stop. The gay guys contemplated doing the right thing but then greed and selfishness got in their way and thats when they totally lost all my respect. I hope they go home this next episode…but knowing Amazing Race there will be one more non-elimination race and I’ll have to endure the big alien head and his unattractive effeminate boyfriend for another episode! I swear, if those two gay guys win this thing I am going to give up my gay card!!! LOL

  • Andreas

    What’s the deal with the Revenge troll who’s first every Monday morning? Does he wait and keep refreshing just to make some ridiculous troll comment? What’s he butthurt about because he’s clearly motivated by epic butthurt.

  • Ryan

    Personally I found last nights episode of Revenge rather boring. Not surprised it got the rating it did.

  • CoolRanchDoritos

    Seriously i told you their names you can stop calling them the gay guys, its quite rude. Their names are at the bottom of the tv throughout every episode but you never cared to learn them, ok. If you claim to hate Josh & Brent WHY ARE YOU STILL WATCHING. & making fun of how they look is quite rude too.

    how about i start calling you the unattractive gay guy.

  • karin

    hi Mods? is it an ABC ‘s press review?
    Revenge or OUAT only…
    Boring as hell,who cares?

  • Mike

    I personally don’t care if they’re attractive or not it has nothing to do with the game, and second of all so if you are in their situation you would have practically given up your chance for the million and gone with Abbie and Ryan to spectate a challenge you were not required to do, great, you are a better person than me, but can you actually say that if the roles were reversed Abbie and Ryan who were fighting for 2 mil would have actually sated with Josh and Brent, I’m sorry but they were the most competitive team this season, and there is no way they would have gone to spectate a challenge they did not to complete. I’m nt even rooting for Josh and Brent, but it would have been idiotic for them to stay behind, would it have been nice yes, but in that situation they would have lost to Abbie and Ryan and been eliminated.

  • FlorinDobri

    And Greg,
    Was it nice what Abbie& Ryan did in the first leg when they were helped by Amy&Daniel, but they were so greedy about those 2 million dollars that they didn’t even care and stole the win from their hands ( it hurt me seeing Amy forcing herself to run faster just because Abbie and Ryan were such jerks). That being sad: Karma’s a bitch and they got what they deserved.

  • FlorinDobri

    They really should consider having an edit button

  • Jake

    Its not winter finale January is still winter actually official end of the winter is in march! So its more like fall finale.

  • TheFrenchGuy

    @ CrimTV

    TVBTN had written an article about The Mentalist (incredible ?) success in France:

    @ Everyone

    Other ratings i found:
    – CSI: Miami = 4.6 million (airs in summer)
    – Blue Bloods = 2.5 million
    – Desperate Housewives = 3.4 million (Series finale will air Wednesday, November 28 at 9:00PM)
    – The Good Wife = 2.2 million (series low = 1.57 million)
    – House = 7.5 million
    – Fringe = 1.8 – 2 million
    – Supernatural = 800,000 viewers

  • Amy

    Revenge has a few problems this season:

    1) Aiden: he needs to go ASAP

    2) The back stories and conspiracies are becoming more complicated and ridiculous by the minute

    3)Emily really hasn’t done much this season to get back at the Graysons

  • psychic

    Death to Revenge. It annoys the hell out of me.

    Yay, Mentalist. Please don’t get cancelled.

  • TheSearchForSock

    No comment.

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  • CBSviewer

    The Mentalist will get an early Renewal.
    The Final battle: CSI: NY vs. The Good Wife.
    Hope CSI: NY will be Renewed for a Tenth Season. The show is getting better and the Ratings are stable and not so bad for a Friday Show (Blue Bloods has the same demo). On the other hand, The Good Wife is in its fourth season and only got a 1.7 plus the show is not sure to be syndicated.

  • TheSearchForSock

    No comment.

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    I said I know it’s only sock ‘n roll but i like it…
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  • joel

    Revenge did seem pretty slow and boring in the first half hour, but it was excellent in the second half hour as they got into some action and tied loose ends together for present day relevance.

  • omabin

    Last year, they said their decision between the csis came down to costs but especially scheduling issues (basically they preferred sending mentalist to sundays than fridays), so i think the same thing can happen this year. I think h50 does not fit on a friday but i could see it doing well enough at sundays at 9pm, so it might go there, in which case the mentalist would be a much more obvious pairing than the good wife. So i think mentalist is sort of safer. Then, however, it gets tricky. I still say that they will not premiere another flop on friday and will just keep the three bubble shows, simply putting good wife at 8 on fridays. If they do insisit on canceling one though, i think the good wife gets it, a la fringe next year. Although 88 is enough for syndication, 100 seems to make it way more attractive. So, let’s put it this way: if the good wife gets a deal until then i think it is safe. If not and if cbs insists on the friday premiere for a new drama, then i say it is between it and csi ny for the friday 9pm spot and i say good wife gets it.


    No Way TGW could air at 8:00

  • ragincajun


    You do know that Jaymes from Team Chippendales is an out gay man??? ;-)

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