TV Ratings Sunday : NFL Pro Bowl Down From Last Year, 'The Mentalist' Slides + 'Good Wife' Hits Series Low

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January 28th, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.3/8 1.9/5 1.5/4 1.2/3 0.9/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.8/8 2.1/6 0.8/2 0.8/2 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 9.887 3.948 9.670 5.204 2.580


Due to the nature of live programming the ratings for NBC (Pro Bowl) 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, The Pro Bowl earned a 3.3, down three tenths from last year's 3.6 fast national rating (last year's game later adjusted up to a 4.3)

On FOX The Cleveland Show scored a 1.2, down a tenth from its last original's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. The Simpsons was even with the 2.4 it earned two weeks ago. Bob's Burgers earned a 2.0, down three tenths from its last original's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Family Guy earned a 2.8, down four tenths from the 3.2 its last original earned. American Dad earned a 2.1, down three tenths from its last original's 2.4.

On CBS, The Good Wife earned a series-low 1.5, down four tenths from its last original's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were far too optimistic. The Mentalist  garnered a 1.8, down three tenths from its last original's  2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Earlier in the night, 60 Minutes earned a 1.7, down more than a full point and a half from its last original's 3.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Hallmark movie The Makeover earned a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Last year's Hallmark movie ( A Smile as Big as the Moon) earned a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, January 27, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00 PM NBC Pro Bowl Pre-Show 3.0 9 10.22
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos -R 1.8 5 6.88
CBS 60 Minutes 1.7 5 11.54
FOX Bob's Burgers -R 0.8 2 1.92
7:30PM NBC NFL Pro Bowl 3.3 8 9.84
FOX The Cleveland Show 1.2 3 2.55
8:00 PM FOX The Simpsons 2.4 6 5.30
CBS NCIS -R 1.0 2 7.55
ABC Once Upon a Time -R 0.9 2 3.60
8:30 PM FOX Bob's Burgers 2.0 5 4.14
9:00PM FOX Family Guy 2.8 7 5.56
CBS The Good Wife 1.5 4 9.29
ABC The Makeover (9-11PM) 1.1 6 5.17
9:30PM FOX American Dad 2.1 5 4.19
10:00 PM CBS The Mentalist 1.8 5 10.30

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 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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  • danny94

    Oh dear not good for the good wife, guess it didnt benefit from no Revenge.

  • BigBrotherFan

    TGW :(

  • terry

    Good wife sucks

  • Perdix

    Animation Domination holds well.

  • Blake

    A repeat of America’s Funniest Home Videos got a 1.8? That’s better than an all-new Revenge last week.

  • John A

    Time to cancel TGW. 1.5 for it is just sad and embarrasing.

  • Jackson

    Go NFL Pro Bowl! What a great episode last night. Hope it gets renewed.

  • Dan S

    I hate to say it for fans of TGW but with these abysmal numbers with no serious competition it’s likely finished. TM may still escape the bear & possibly relocate to Fridays

  • DenverDean

    YES on TGW! Most overrated series. No more Bingo excuses left out there. Once again, TM spikes UP in 10 pm slot. I bet CBS wishes they produced TM instead of TGW.

  • rob60990

    The Good Wife DOWN. :D

    Ugh ABC should have been new last night. The Makeover did horrible. AFV repeat did really well.

  • SarahK123

    I didn’t expect the Good Wife to gain much from Revenge’s absence but I also didn’t expect it to hit lows.

    Mind you, no one I know watches both. I watch TGW and not Revenge same with some friends and other friends vice-versa.

    9million viewers for a 1.5 rating. CBS and their power-house viewers!

  • Gregg

    Yikes! I didn’t see that coming for TGW and The Mentalist. It appears that young people stayed away from TV in droves last night (total viewers for CBS were roughly normal). I wonder what happened?

  • Jane

    Good thing Revenge wasn’t on to spare us a week of the never ending Revenge/Scandal wank.

    I enjoyed The Makeover.

  • John A

    Actually AFV repeat did alot better than its own originals. Why does Everyone compare things to Revenge?

  • senor chang

    Looks like the lack of a lead-in from Amazing Race hurt TGW more than anything. That, or a ton of CBS viewers love football. Ouch in either case.

    I don’t know how to end this comment, so I’ll just note that I misread that Hallmark title as “A Smile Ass Big Ass The Moon” at first.

  • rob60990

    This is the first week AFV did not have to face the end of any football game on CBS or FOX.

  • Hmm

    Poor GW, even with basically no competition!

  • Mal

    I love The Good Wife… But fare the well, Ms. Florrick!

  • rob60990

    1.4 or 1.5 for The Good Wife?


    ONO!! TGW!! (Another outstanding ep BTW) DOWNTON ABBEY AFFECT (I Wonder)

    DOWNTON was mind boggling as well!! Good Shows!

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