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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

Scoreboard NBC CBS FOX ABC UNI
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

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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

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

 

Definitions:

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
  • Mary

    For all you people wanting shows to fail, my son is on a show and he needs his job to take care of his family A solution for you…don’t watch it if you don’t like it

  • Douglas from Brazil

    EW magazine is saying the Golden Globes average 6.4 adults 18-49 and 19.7 millions viewers is that right?Or they mistaken?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Douglas, post now updated with the time zone adjusted fast nationals. they were not mistaken.

  • AH

    Just like to point out, NBC’s ratings average for the night is actually 5.4, not 4.7 (the 4.7 was probably calculated before the update from 5.4 to 6.4 for the Golden Globes ratings).

    Also, YAY! Damian Lewis won! So very deserved!

  • ian

    For those saying that certain plots are being dragged out this season on revenge, last year most of those plots got resolved around the 14th episode and it got better so let’s hope the same happens this year!

  • eridapo

    @Petar Ivanov

    yep. But that is all they have, If SHIELD flop abc are dead. Greys will be at good wife levels and MF will be only strong show they have.

    What I know of ABC tells me this wont happen. In fact ABC will do everything possible to screw up SHIELD because the show does not fit the ABC brand. ABC is first and foremost a network that caters to women. Shows, like Last Resort, which have the potential to attract a male following are not given the chance nor opportunity to succeed. Indeed when I look at Last Resort, I think the show’s failure was due to being on ABC. I believe something similar is happening to Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B… Those two shows do not fit the ABC brand. Thus the humor embodied within those shows gets lost amongst the people that normally watch ABC. Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B… feel like Fox shows, and had they aired on Fox they would probably have done better.

    If ABC is serious about expanding its brand to attract a larger male demographic, it has to give shows (like Last Resort) greater leeway. SHIELD will need the commitment from the network to find the right night and partners to succeed, and it must be given a full year commitment upfront so audiences will know the show will be there in three months time…

    Looking at the competition and ABC’s own schedule, the best night to launch SHIELD would be on Tuesdays at 9PM. My ideal schedule (even though I know the shows are cancelled or going to be cancelled) is:

    ABC Tuesdays…

    800PM Happy Endings. (Take the NCIS hit and The Voice)
    830PM Don’t Trust the B… (Take the NCIS hit and The Voice)
    900PM SHIELD (Compete against NCIS:LA and comedies)
    1000PM Last Resort (Parenthood and Vegas)

  • eridapo

    @ Peter Ivanov

    Sorry… I was talking about you suggesting ABC scheduling SHIELD on Sunday’s at 9PM

  • Dorothy Noel

    What is QUAT

  • Billy

    Great numbers for the Golden Globes. Tina Fey and Amy Pohler were excellent.

  • POI

    still the golden globs did not beat TBBT in viewers and tied in Adults GO TBBT.

  • Holly

    @Dorothy Noel

    What is QUAT?

    It’s OUAT, Once Upon A Time.

  • SuzyQ

    I apologize for my ignorance. But, why can’t DOWNTON ABBEY ratings be measured at the same time as these networks? I’m sure Nielsen is measuring them. So why aren’t reported at the same time as programs opposite them? Just wondering why we have to wait for a separate press release about PBS ratings.

  • Dorothy Noel

    Hmmm A Max Imposter. That’s evil. Maybe its time a login username and password process yo fix this.

    By the way, I am both A Revenge and Scandal Fan.. I have never stopped watching Revenge but I did stop watching Scandal. I stopped watching before the end of last season but after the president got shot; they promoted the show a lot. I found out and came back. It’s better then ever. Revenge was one of my favorite shows and I have noticed. bit of decline in the writing. Hopefully they can revamp it and make it better then ever.

  • Dorothy Noel

    Lol no wonder I couldn’t figure out QUAT. it’s an O. Yes I watch that too. Its great…

  • Billy

    What is ABC thinking airing new episodes opposite the Golden Globes ?

  • eridapo

    What is ABC thinking airing new episodes opposite the Golden Globes ?

    Scheduling is not ABC’s strength… They do this to all their shows in January. They aired new episodes against the BCS Championships, NFL Playoffs, or any Awards show….

  • Ultima

    @Billy
    What is ABC thinking airing new episodes opposite the Golden Globes ?

    Everyone aired new episodes against the Golden Globes…

    There is the holiday break plus two months of big Sunday events basically every week. Unless the networks put shows on a three month hiatus or only air a couple episodes during that time, they’re forced to air against something and the Golden Globes is pretty far down the list.

  • Ultima

    @Valentine
    Lack of big markets is hurting nfl numbers. I know cbs is praying for a niners patriots superbowl

    Local markets play a relatively minor role in NFL playoff ratings compared to other sports (e.g. baseball).

    Close games get big ratings.

  • Ultima

    @SuzyQ
    I apologize for my ignorance. But, why can’t DOWNTON ABBEY ratings be measured at the same time as these networks? I’m sure Nielsen is measuring them. So why aren’t reported at the same time as programs opposite them? Just wondering why we have to wait for a separate press release about PBS ratings.

    PBS doesn’t want their ratings publicly reported; so unless they actually put out a press release with the numbers, we don’t see them.

  • Ultima

    @Mary
    For all you people wanting shows to fail, my son is on a show and he needs his job to take care of his family A solution for you…don’t watch it if you don’t like it

    What about all of the people out of work who need shows to get canceled so that they can get a job on a new show that goes to series?

    How about some sympathy for the unemployed for a change… :(

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