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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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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  • LT


    I don’t get why people hate Beiber so much. Seriously he’s just a guy making music what’s the hate about? I don’t like the music he makes but that certainly isn’t a reason to hate the kid. I can see it now 5 years from now he will be a drug addict because of depression.

  • vcoolwater

    I was surprised that 666 park ave ratings didn’t drop with the news of cancellation. I guess news of closure kept more viewer from stopped watching.

  • Rebecca

    Great episode of OUAT. Just one more and then it’s off until Jan 6th.


    @ LT

    Stateside the #1 reason I’ve seen is that he started as an internet sensation & crossed over from there + Usher taking him under his wing didn’t help matters. I’ve only seen him in the Christmas video “All I Want for Christmas Is You” with Mariah Carey & (have to admit) he was really cool (for amusement purposes, of course). But I also saw his “As Long As You Love Me” and didn’t like him at all.

    Sadly, I think the future is his to hold and think he’s savvy enough to make good. Stay tooned…

  • grant

    Not good for revenge. But it will bounce back. The episode itself wasn’t even good IMO. The promo for it didn’t even get me excited. And my dvr cut like the last minute off.

    But hey it will bounce back. And at least it doesn’t do as bad as scandal.


    @ Rebecca

    Any episode with Lana P & Robert C is great! Looking forward to the Winter Finale.

  • CP

    No clue what Liz and Dick is, but Revenge deserved that rating if not worse. What took an hour of flashback could’ve been done in ten minutes. I’ve never liked flashback episodes, and this was no exception.

  • Jonathan

    I think Liz & Dick had a lot to do with Revenge’s drop. They target a similar audience. Revenge will go up in the dvr ratings because I’m sure people watched Liz & Dick for the watercoller quality of it.

  • Dan S

    With the disruptions made to east coast viewers with shows like The Mentalist airing out of primetime why don’t they just eliminate the 1st hour of Sunday primetime 7-8pm et ? That’s 1 less hour the networks have to worry about filling & just give the time back to the affiliates. In regards to Revenge that’s a season low & hopefully it’ll bounce back next week for the fall finale.

  • a p garcia

    Most people blame Lindsey Lohan’s Liz & Dick for the rating drop. What are the ratings for Liz & Dick?

  • Enri

    Glad to see the mentalist did well.

  • Jonathan

    People doubt the power of Lindsay Lohan! Liz & Dick was much better than expected! The scenes were beautiful and Lindsay looked amazing!

  • Michael

    I love Revenge, but lol at people blaming Liz and Dick because it hit a series low. Last night’s episode was boring, I think all the flashback episodes that Revenge does ends up being boring, IMO. Next week’s episode looks really good!

  • Alex

    Do you have any problem Max?! If you do, just don’t watch the show!!!!!

  • alexis

    Last night’s episode of Revenge was really boring. Kudos to those who managed to watch the whole episode live.

  • Fed

    Should we have final ratings for wednesday, thursday later today?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Should we have final ratings for wednesday, thursday later today?”

    Maybe. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/11/22/happy-thanksgiving-means-ratings-delays/158590/

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “What are the ratings for Liz & Dick?”

    Unless Lifetime puts out a press release (which I think is reasonably likely), we will not see those until Tuesday AM at the earliest.

  • Kenny

    Fox sunday> Fox tuesday

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “And all the save 666 look the same, time for a block

    Bill, are you with us?”

    Less and less these days, but in this case, yes.

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

    “He” has been banned repeatedly, but our methods can be circumvented by the determined and/or crazy.

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