Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon a Time', 'The Amazing Race' & 'The Mentalist' Adjusted Up; 'The Good Wife' & 'Bob's Burgers' Adjusted Down

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February 20th, 2013


Once Upon a Time, The Amazing Race and The Mentalist were each adjusted up a tenth while Bob's Burgers and The Good Wife were each adjusted down a tenthamong adults 18-49 versus Sunday's preliminary ratings.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, February 17, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.5/4 6.90
CBS 60 Minutes (7:05-8:05PM) 1.3/4 9.73
NBC Dateline 1.0/3 5.40
FOX The Simpsons - R 0.9/3 2.21
7:30 FOX The Cleveland Show 1.1/3 2.63
8:00 CBS  The Amazing Race (8:05-9:05) -season premiere 2.5/6 9.57
ABC  Once Upon a Time (8-9:01PM) 2.4/6 7.61
FOX  The Simpsons 2.0/5 4.57
NBC  Betty White's Off Their Rockers - R 0.9/2 4.11
8:30 FOX Bob's Burgers 1.8/5 3.93
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers - R 1.0/2 4.28
9:00 FOX Family Guy (9-9:31PM) 2.4/6 4.87
ABC Revenge (9:01-10:02PM) 1.8/4 5.99
CBS The Good Wife (9:05-10:05PM) 1.3/3 8.35
NBC Saturday Night Live in the 90s  (9-11PM)- R 1.4/4 4.03
9:30 FOX American Dad (9:31-10PM) 1.9/5 4.15
10:00 CBS The Mentalist (10:05-11:05PM) 1.6/4 9.42
ABC Zero Hour - R (10:02-11PM) 0.9/2 2.93


Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Reven8ger

    @Tom, a show is not canceled or renewed by the number of viewers who watch the episodes, the key-demo is the most important things.
    For example, Arrow is doing better than The Vampire Diaries on viewers (3millions for Arrow, 2,5 for TVD), but TVD is doing better then Arrow and has more chance to get renewed because TVD is higher then Arrow on 18-49.

    So, 1,2 for The Good Wife, on CBS, is an awful score and could cost to TGW it’s 5th season.

  • A.C.


    Sorry Mate…even with OUAT adjusement TAR still takes the win thanks to having the higher total number of viewers.

  • rob60990

    “Anyone saying TGW needs to be “put out of its misery” obviously doesn’t watch it. Low ratings, fine, but y’all are looney tunes to suggest it’s anything but excellent.”

    I can care less about its so called good quality. Ratings stink. Fans should be grateful CBS kept it around this long.

  • Tom

    Thanks for the explanation @Reven8ger, but like I said in my other post, I know that the 18-49 demo is the only thing that matters when it comes to renewal…

    I’m just not sure “flop” is the right word to describe a show that gets over 8 million viewers, even if the demo is a miserable 1.3. Now, look at the New Girl repeat for example – also a 1.3 but only 2.82 million viewers. Go On gets a 1.1 with 3.32 million viewers – that I’d call a flop.

  • mar

    I’m happy and sad for The Mentalist.

    happy for adjusted up, sad for it’s horrible time slot which’s always messed up by NFL/Golf overrun plus airing after TGW :(.

  • DW

    is it part of fan excuse bingo of blaming ratings for a show because of its lead in even though the numbers are better than the lead in?

  • Clarke

    What do you guys think the next episode of Revenge will get?

  • PhilipM

    @DW: Is that your somewhat desperate attempt to suggest that TGW’s ratings have little or no impact on TM’s ratings? Lead ins do matter and affect the lead outs, and TGW is the worst possible lead in to have on CBS.

  • Shepherd


    “anyone who has doubts that it will not adjust up needs to get their facts straight it just went up 29%”

    Exactly! The idea that the show is going to build another 20% on top of a 29% gain is preposterous!

  • Shepherd


    “TVD is doing better then Arrow and has more chance to get renewed because TVD is higher then Arrow on 18-49.”

    Both shows, TVD and Arrow, have already been renewed for another season.

  • Doug

    CBS doesn’t need a show doing a 1.3 with 8 million viewers. It has plenty of old skewing series that do just as poorly in the demo and get even more viewers. Hello Blue Bloods! And Vegas!

  • DeanW

    Will The Good Wife be downgraded to “Likely to be canceled” ?

  • Mark Wood

    Robert or Bill

    We have two different numbers for The Amazing Race listed.

    On this thread its 2.4 adults and 9.57 million viewers

    On the week;y Top Twenty five its a 2.5 (with 3.162 million actual 18-49 viewers), NS 9.567 Million viewers.

  • Mark Wood

    Not only is The Good Wife doing poor for the period, it is hurting the full night.

    Look at TAR, its sandwiched between two of the oldest audience shows on television. Since moving to Sunday in 2007, the only time it wasn’t top dog was during NFL preemptions that highly inflate 60 minutes.

    TAR makes a vast, vast improvement on the hour, so what then happens, the Good Wife goes and completely kills any growth. That then also impacts the ten pm hour.

    This isn’t Friday where nothing can score much better then mid 1.0. WHich is where the Good wife absolutely should be exiled or if their is enough for any possible syndi deal cancel it. It isn’t a bad show (absolutely far from it), but at the very least it should have never, ever been given the 9pm hour. Period.

    Also sucks that TAR will be on this week were we can expect a 1.5 to 1.8 range score versus the Oscars. But unlike ABC fans I know this (it has always occured) and I am not going to blame CBS for it (sux for the low score, but its too be expected, each and every year..).

  • Mark Wood

    THe only thing that the Good Wife as going for it (besides it’s quality) is its income index.

    ow the only thing is we know how important the demo’s are, but we don’t know how import that damn income index is (Hell I think that helped save Gossip girl as it killed on the income index).

    But the why that is a plus for the Good wife its, also not the only shows on CBS or Sunday that score solid to great numbers on the Income Index.

    As both 60 minutes and the Amazing Race have consistently solid to great Income Index scores. With 60 Minutes expected as 7pm show to have lower demo’s (except with stellar football lead in). TAR shows, and has always shown its growth under normal circumstances (and even some football overruns) to grow and grow dramatically in the 8pm hour.

    And both of those shows also aren’t short on critical praise as they I do believe the most critically awarded shows that currently air on CBS.

  • JR35

    A 2.4 is decent, but I do hope I hope OUAT gets back up to the upper 2’s, at the least.

  • Mark Wood


    “The Good Wife is far from a flop. Yes, the demo sucks and it’s the only thing that really counts, but the episode was watched by 8.35 million viewers. That’s impressive, higher than most of the shows on the list.”

    The Good Wife isn’t in competition from other networks not really. CBS shows generally outperform the total audience of the other nights (with only a couple of exceptions).

    For CBS the Good Wife was beat by 16 other programs on CBS last week. It was the least watch Sunday show on CBS last week.

    The quality of the product is really good, but overall audiences are not engaging with the program. Period.

  • TVSucks


    Lol at you calling that a cop out. She’s recurring but she’s been in almost every episode since she was introduced in early S1, and has been a big part of the main plot. You act as though they said a major character would die and they ended up killing Marco or something.

  • Mark Wood

    CBS press release for the week as The Amazing Race at a 2.5, so I think this chart (not the Top twenty five is incorrect).

  • Ultima

    The Amazing Race had a 2.5 rating; from CBS’ weekly ratings press release:

    THE AMAZING RACE 22 (P) (8:05-9:05 PM) was first in households (5.5/08), viewers (9.57m), adults 25-54 (3.4/08) and adults 18-49 (2.5/06).

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