TV Ratings Sunday: 'Golden Globes' Up From Last Year, 'Once Upon a Time' Falls + 'Happy Endings', 'Revenge' & 'Don't Trust the B' Hit Lows (UPDATED)

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January 14th, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.7/11 4.6/11 2.1/5 1.8/4 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 4.0/11 3.6/10 2.5/7 1.5/4 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 14.782 16.787 4.180 5.593 2.351


Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for CBS and NBC (NFL Football Overrun & Golden Globes) 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, but CBS won with total viewers.


On NBC, The Golden Globes earned a 5.4,up four tenths from last year's 5.0 adults 18-49 rating Update: We received the time zone adjusted Fast Nationals (which should be pretty close to the finals) and The Golden Globes earned a 6.4 adults 18-49 rating in from 8-11:02PM and attracted 19.68 viewers . Earlier in the night, the Golden Globes red carpet special earned a 2.5adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, The Cleveland Show  was even with the 1.4 its last original earned. Simpsons  earned a 2.4, down almost two full ratings points from last week's football inflated 4.2. Bob’s Burgers garnered a 2.3, down eight tenths from last week's 3.1 adults 18-49 rating.   Family Guy scored a 3.1, down half a ratings point from last week's 3.6 adults 18-49 rating. American Dad notched a 2.4, down four tenths from last week's 2.8 among adults 18-49.

On ABC, Once Upon a Time earned a 2.8, down three tenths from last week's 3.1 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too optimisticRevenge scored a season low-tying 2.0, down four tenths  from last week's 2.4. Happy Endings also tied its season low, matching Sunday's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating and down four tenths from a 1.4 on Tuesday. Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23 earned a series low 0.8, down a tenths from both last Sunday's 0.9 and from Tuesday's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, the beginning of primetime was delayed by 67min due to a football overrun.  60 Minutes earned a 3.7, up from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating . The Good Wife scored a season-high 1.9, up a tenth from last week's 1.8. However, because of late-running football, this number may change. The Mentalist earned a 2.0, down a tenth after last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, January 13, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00 PM CBS Football Overrun 10.8 27 31.89
NBC 2013 Golden Globes Red Carpet Special 2.5 6 9.94
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.4 3 6.15
FOX Bob's Burgers -R 0.9 2 2.11
7:30PM FOX The Cleveland Show 1.4 3 2.73
8:00 PM NBC Golden Globe Awards (8-11PM)                     6.4  13  19.68
CBS 60 Minutes 3.7 9 14.84
ABC Once Upon a Time 2.8 7 8.15
FOX The Simpsons 2.4 6 5.06
8:30 PM FOX Bob's Burgers 2.3 5 4.45
9:00PM FOX Family Guy 3.1 7 5.94
ABC Revenge 2.0 4 6.08
CBS The Good Wife 1.9 4 10.00
9:30PM FOX American Dad 2.4 5 4.78
10:00 PM CBS The Mentalist 2.0 5 10.42
ABC Happy Endings 1.0 2 2.22
10:30PM ABC Don't Trust the B in Apt 23 0.8 2 1.75

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



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  • fringewillget5seasons

    LMAO at ABC comedies. Is that considered burnoff or just major shame? Revenge not exactly impressing either. Doesn’t seem to have much longevity.

  • Abigail

    Once Upon a Time and Revenge did good :)

  • Tom

    Not too bad for revenge considering Golden Globes. It will be up next week

  • gerry

    oh, forgot to mention that is awesome for the globes. a shame we didn’t get more of amy and tina than we did, but they were great. (oh, and am looking v forward to the good wife also, as well as revenge).

  • DenverDean

    I’ve watched every episode of REV and I have to say it is just a HOT MESS. I hope the rumored retooling happens soon because it has really lost it’s way.

  • glover

    Half hours:
    Once Upon a Time 2.8/2.8
    60 Minutes 4.5/3.0

    The Good Wife didn’t had a lead-in so much higher than Revenge.

    Accept that: Revenge is a flop

  • frodo

    Scandal is no big hit, its just doing good at a night with barely any competition. ABC hast turned into the laughing stock of network TV, they can barely get anything over a 3.0 these days. Revenge is doing horribly, I have supported it for some time now but its past its peak and will be lucky to see season 3 at this point! Writers delivered another pathetic episode. The show has been ruined and the viewers are no longer watching. Its a shame season 1 was a blast! Season 2 has had its good moments but the story is all over the place, Emily Van Camp and Madeline Stowe are wasted and the viewers are long gone. Even on social media, Revenge’s steam has fizzled. Its a shame.

  • Remote Patrolled

    I’m a big Revenge fan but what we’re seeing is the result of a sloppy first half of Season 2.

    The Revenge producers allowed the show to get flabby, with too many plotlines and the whole ridiculous Initiative angle. Viewers started turning off and now the show has to work twice as hard to get back on track.

    Revenge SHOULD have popped massively this season – it had the timeslot and the promotion. But if the writing isn’t there – well this is what happens!

  • BH

    OUAT and Revenge did well if we look at the competition!

  • SarahL

    I am disappointed about Once Upon a Time. This season has been so good. I don’t know why more people are not watching.

  • BetaRayBob

    I’m going to miss you, Happy Endings. :(

  • Joe

    @ max I watch and enjoy both shows

  • Petar Ivanov

    CBS have Grammys
    abc Oscars
    NBC golden globes
    and Emmys for all networks is that correct?

  • Woody

    That’s actually pretty good for The Mentalist. Despite starting late in some parts of the country and being up against the Globes, it only dropped .1 from last weeks season high.

    I’ve said all along that I don’t see CBS cancelling The Mentalist. There not going to get anything else doing better in that slot.

  • Alex

    Why, oh why do ABC continue to air originals against The Golden Globes?

  • BH


    Are you crazy? Look at GGA ratings!5.4 IS HUGE. OUAT is down by 3 tenths and Revenge is by 4. How is that a FLOP? I say it did pretty well such a huge competition!
    Some people dont use their minds before posting!

  • Melissa

    Total viewership for Golden Globes?

  • frodo

    Yeah I am a huge Revenge fan, its still a pretty good show but last season it was one of the best new shows to debut! Its hard to admit but its loosing steam fast and that is because of the writing. At this point, do not see Revenge getting back to the high or mid 2’s, many people have left the show, and week after week this can be seen in the overall rating. Its flopping.

  • American

    Wish OUAT had held up better, but it’ll bounce back next week.

  • MDM

    Nice to see Bob’s Burgers hold the Simpsons audience the past couple of weeks.

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