TV Ratings Sunday: 'Once Upon a Time' Flat, 'Biggest Loser' Premiere Up, 'The Mentalist' Rises, 'Revenge' Down as Football Dominates Night
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||5.6/14||2.2/6||1.8/5||1.7/4||0.7/2|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||5.1/15||1.5/5||1.4/4||1.0/3||0.6/2|
|Total Viewers (million)||13.676||6.434||5.454||9.665||2.079|
Due to the nature of live programming the ratings for FOX (NFL Football & Postgame Show), are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.
FOX was number one among adults 18-49 and with total viewers.
On FOX, The Simpsons earned a 4.4 adults 18-49 rating, up 29% from a 3.4 on December 9, though it should be noted that the show started 3 minutes late due to football overruns, which may impact the final ratings. Every other FOX show also began three minutes late. Bob’s Burgers garnered a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating up 48% from a 2.1 on December 9. Family Guy scored a 3.5 adults 18-49 rating up 40% from a 2.5 on December 23. American Dad notched a 2.8 among adults 18-49 up 40% from a 2.0 on December 23.
On ABC, Once Upon a Time earned a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating even with its fall finale on December 2.Most of your predictions were a little optimistic. Revenge scored a 2.3 among adults 18-49 down 4% from a 2.4 on December 2. The timeslot premiere of Happy Endings garnered a series low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating down 23% from a 1.3 on Tuesday, December 18. Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23 tied it series low with a 0.9 among adults 18-49 down 18% from a 1.1 on Tuesday, December 18.
On CBS, 60 Minutes earned a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating down 26% from a 1.9 on December 9. The Good Wife scored a 1.8 among adults 18-49 even with its most recent new episode on December 2. The Mentalist matched its season high with a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating up 31% from a 1.6 on December 9.
On NBC, the Sunday premiere of Dateline earned a 1.5 up 25% from a 1.2 on January 8, 2012. The season premiere of The Biggest Loser scored a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating up 21% from a 2.4 for its prior season premiere on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, January 6, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (Millions)|
|7:00||FOX||NFL Football: Seahawks at Redskins – Live||12.1/32||33.94|
|ABC||Once Upon a Time – R||0.9/2||3.39|
|7:30||FOX||NFL Football/FOX NFL Postgame – Live||7.6/19||19.29|
|ABC||Once Upon a Time||3.1/8||9.04|
|CBS||Person of Interest – R||1.3/3||8.43|
|NBC||The Biggest Loser (9-11PM)- Season Premiere||2.9/7||6.97|
|CBS||The Good Wife||1.8/4||9.99|
|10:30||ABC||Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23||0.9/2||2.23|
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