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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Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

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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  • A

    Everything dropped as expected.

    LOL @ Max and his retarded ass. Whats the point when revenge is already safe to get renewed?

  • dref22

    @BigBrotherFan , Perfectly said.

  • K


    How? It will be up against Football, again.

  • Mayans

    @ John, it’s the other way around.

    Award ceremonies are usually boring as a TV format, but Golden Globes gets it right when picking their hosts unlike the Oscars.

  • T

    ABC’s slow killing of Happy Endings this season has really sped up in the last few weeks.

  • GG

    LOL will Max avoid commenting once again when Revenge goes up in the finals?
    Thats always pure entertainment

  • JoeRobby

    “Revenge” was fantastic last night and there is every bit a chance it will bounce back. One comment I read stated that once serialized dramas lose viewers, it is all over. That was true back in 1993. It is 2013, kids…there are things like abc.com, hulu, and On Demand. People can catch up very easily. In any case, the boring back stories seem to have passed…last night felt like the series hit the “go” button for the rest of the season. I’m excited, and personally enjoy the fact that it is only part-soap. I like the action and mystery surrounding the Initiative. ABC, with the right marketing, could get guys into the show with the direction it is going in now (IMHO).

    Regarding “Happy Endings,” the ratings sucked but if you think about the fact that the episode was a Season 2 hold-off (that aired everywhere else), this is not the shows normal night, and that it was against the Golden Globes…keeping the same rating as last week is actually darn good (even if it is a sad 1.0).

  • Dan

    Mentalist still building on Good Wife, and it will still likely be axed over Good Wife. I am hoping both Good Wife and Mentalist get renewed.

    While ABC’s dramas Once Upon a Time and Revenge keep dropping, both will be renewed for third seasons along with Scandal. Its rare that ABC gets 3 well performing dramas in their first season, the fact that they drop is not uncommon, and they are keepers. Once football ends, I’m sure OUAT and Revenge will rise up. Dramas getting third seasons have been rare in ABC’s past as in the past 5 years only Private Practice, Castle, and Body of Proof have made it to 3rd seasons and beyond. I think all 3 ABC first dramas will be renewed for third years, ABC would be stupid to dump these.

    And ABC will say goodbye to its to best comedies quality wise but currently lowest rated. Unless Happy Endings is saved by another network.

  • K

    Keep telling yourself that,JoeRobby, if it makes you feel better. Revenge is so done.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Award ceremonies are usually boring as a TV format

    Yep. But people watch it for the stars – movie and tv stars.

  • Alan

    Poor Revenge :O

  • JoeRobby

    @K, it isn’t and you are wrong. But keep thinking you are right if that makes you feel better. I bet it does. I bet you are smirking right now. Does it feel good?

  • Bookworm

    I think that was uncalled for. Dislike Max for his comment but there is no need to go around calling people retarded because you do not like what they say. Grow up.

    Most of you who complain about Max, respond to him every single time. What is the point in that? I don’t mind Max because I do love Scandal and though he can be over the top, I don’t take it personally nor do I get upset when he makes the same comments every single week.

    Like literally—he says the same kind of thing every week and ya’ll get upset every single time.

    In the end, both Revenge AND Scandal are more than likely being renewed. Scandal might be seeing better numbers in the demo right now but both shows are doing good for the ABC network. I agree with others when they say that Revenge writing has tanked them more than anything. They are going too many places with too many things and I feel like the whole purpose has been lost.

    Scandal on the other hand, has done everything right for a second season show and definitely earned its renewal and episode orders.

  • psychic

    The Mentalist… didn’t do so horrible…?

  • Steve

    Another week proving ABC should’ve stuck with airing the final 4 episodes of 666 Park Avenue.

  • Tim

    I was actually surprised that the estrogen-heavy OUAT and Revenge even ran original episodes against the super estrogen-heavy Golden Globes.

  • NeNe Leakes

    At least Max does not have a grudge against The New Normal. Bloop!

  • rob60990

    The Golden Globes adjusted up to a 6.4, 1.4 higher than last year.

  • Tessa

    I don’t give a damn about Revenge or Scandal yet Max’s stupid comments along with his cheerleader sockpuppets are getting on my nerves. Shut up already, no one cares.

  • Freyja

    There was an awards show last night? Guess I could care less because the movies out these days are crap.. Besides why watch a bunch of celebrities give themselves a pat on the back and that a boy/girl/ boring!

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