TV Ratings Sunday: 'Once Upon A Time' & 'Revenge' Down, 'The Good Wife', 'The Mentalist' & 'Betrayal' Hit Lows

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October 14th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 6.0/16 3.6/9 1.5/4 1.5/4 1.1/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 5.3/16 3.1/9 1.1/3 0.8/3 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 16.032 11.355 5.382 9.091 3.008


NOTE: Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for NBC & FOX (NFL Football & MLB Baseball)  are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers.

NBC was number one among adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On NBC  Sunday Night Football, which featured a match-up between the Cowboys and the Redskins earned a preliminary 7.3 up 28 percent  from last week's preliminary 5.7  adults 18-49 rating from 8:30-11PM.

On CBS, 60 Minutes scored a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating down 61 percent from last week’s football-delayed 3.8. The Amazing Race garnered a series low 1.8 down 25 percent  from last week’s 2.4. The Good Wife notched a series low 1.2 down 25 percent from last week’s 1.6. The Mentalist earned a series low 1.3 down 13 percent from last week’s 1.5.

On FOX, NFL Football scored a preliminary 8.0 a ults 18-49 rating.  Game 2 of the MLB Baseball ALCS Playoffs notched a preliminary 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, up 41 percent from Saturday's 1.7.

On ABC, the season premiere of America’s Funniest Home Videos earned a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating down 27 percent from a 1.5 for last season’s premiere on October 7 ,2012 and ranking as its lowest rated premiere ever.  Once Upon A Time scored a 2.3 down 12 percent from last week's 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. Revenge garnered a 1.7 down 11 percent from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.  Betrayal notched a series low 0.9 down 18 percent from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, October 13, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 FOX NFL Football (Saints/Patriots) - Live 8.0/25 23.13
NBC Football Night in America Part 1 - Live 1.9/6 5.67
CBS 60 Minutes 1.5/5 10.58
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos - Season Premiere 1.1/3 5.15
7:30 FOX NFL Football/The OT - Live 6.3/18 18.15
NBC Football Night in America Part 2 - Live 3.2/9 8.73
8:00 NBC Football Night in America Part 3 - Live 5.8/15 15.36
FOX  Baseball (Tigers/Redsox) 8-11PM - Live 2.4/6 8.26
ABC Once Upon A Time 2.3/6 7.36
CBS  The Amazing Race 1.8/5 8.07
8:30 NBC Sunday Night Football:  (Cowboys/Redkins -Live (8:30-11PM) 7.3/18 19.65
9:00 ABC Revenge 1.7/4 6.02
CBS The Good Wife 1.2/3 8.36
10:00 CBS The Mentalist 1.3/3 9.35
ABC Betrayal 0.9/2 3.00

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




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  • riley

    next year:

    Put dancing with the stars here. The ratings already stink and suffers from the voice. It may do better without airing at the same time as the voice.

    10:00: Nashville

    8:00: new drama (high profile/famous cast)
    9:00: Castle
    10:00: new drama

    8:00: Marvel agents of shield
    9:00: Once upon a time
    10:00: New supernatural/ fantasy drama

    8:00: The middle
    8:30: The Goldberg’s
    9:00: Modern family
    9:30: new comedy
    10:00: new drama

    8:00: Grey’s anatomy
    9:00: Scandal
    10:00: Revenge

    8:00: Shark tank
    9:00: Last man standing
    9:30: Suburgatory

  • Kristopher

    I hope ABC moves Revenge back to Wednesday at 10 PM.

  • Hel-luhr


    I don’t think anyone can explain it either, they just belittle it when people offer theories lol.

  • John

    @Carmn The problem is that CBS already “shuffled” The Good Wife when it moved it to Sunday. I like the show a lot, but I think we’re near the end.

    @SJ Completely agree. I’m still waiting for the farewell season of The Unit. The Good Wife needs to start planning its endgame now.

  • KC

    1. You think that the Goldbergs is coming back, but not Super Fun Night?
    2. The only reason they move Grey’s and Scandal up an hour is to use Scandal as a lead in to another drama, not Revenge.
    3. Revenge should move to Wednesdays at 10:00.
    4. You have a lot of dramas on here… I don’t think ABC is going to do so many dramas.

  • SJ

    @Dan, CBSViewer

    Yes, we are all in agreement that CBS WILL go back to premiering three dramas next fall and I’m betting that one of them will be in a 9pm time slot (which is why I think they will move NCIS: LA to Sundays).

    If, by some miracle, Intelligence does survive, then Undercover Boss moves to mid-season, which is impractical because it’s the only show that has managed to survive Fridays at 8pm since Ghost Whisperer went off the air, or they cancel Hawaii, which seems improbable as they’d want 100+ episodes of it, plus it’s doing well for Fridays. I guess they could go back to three comedy hours, but I don’t see CBS giving up on that so easily.

    So in conclusion, Intelligence will likely meet the same fate as all other CBS mid-season dramas. As for Reckless, I agree with Dan, it will likely get paired up with Unforgettable in the summer, so that CBS can avoid airing repeats of low-rated – and by then, sure to be cancelled – Good Wife and Mentalist.

  • Patrick G

    @ Paul…Sunday is the new Friday.

    Sunday most certainly is NOT the new Friday, you moron! Most of the huge volume of viewers last night were simply watching all the football on 2 of the 4 networks, which explains why ratings were down so much on ABC and CBS. “Revenge” is doing fine against such male-heavy viewership on this night, though I DO wish ABC would cancel “Nashville” and move “Revenge” back to Wednesdays at 10. It was a better home for it there!

    As for “Once Upon a Time,” it is also holding up enough against 2 rounds of football, though “Wonderland is diluting its appeal. ABC needs to pull “Wonderland” NOW and save it as mid-season filler for “OUAT.”

    As for CBS, who cares?!

  • Movie12

    Thursdays for next year:
    8pm – Grey’s Anatomy
    9pm – Revenge or Scandal
    10pm – Scandal or Revenge

  • Walker

    Ouch at CBS. Good Wife and Mentalist probably won’t be around much longer.

  • Katherine

    I’ve seen several people suggest moving DWTS to sunday. What they are missing is that that is not possible because the current judging panel has to be in the UK for the UK edition on the weekend.

  • Bitch

    Revenge is great, awesome show, Revenge had to be against TWD, so it did well

  • Bitch

    yeah, Revenge wil do great on Tuesday , Revenge is A GREAT SHOW.

  • Bitch

    yeah, Revenge will do great on Tuesday , Revenge is A GREAT SHOW.

  • Bitch

    You’ll be fine, Revenge, Revenge is better and better

  • Michael

    Say so long to “The Good Wife” and “Betrayal”. (PS: Betrayal will be cancelled by…November lol). The Mentalist better take notice, or it will be next.

  • israelCD

    ABC needs to move REVENGE !
    And for all the haters ! This season is waaaaayyy better than two ! So u better keep trying !

  • Mikey M

    Revene is back to being good.

  • Dorothy5334

    I’ve seen several people suggest moving DWTS to sunday. What they are missing is that that is not possible because the current judging panel has to be in the UK for the UK edition on the weekend.

    With the current format of no results show they can somehow film it on Mondays and vote and then the next wk start off with the results and then the show.. Somehow they could work that out to keep the current judging panel..

  • zoe

    All CBS shows started late on Sun in the Tampa market bc of football
    everyone should check out TGW amazing show
    In regards to comments about why its still on -pretty sure CBS knows about the high older viewer rate

    -also check out the name behind the show -Scott is a big name in entertainment

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Im guessing theres a delay on the cable ratings from last night..”

    No delay. Sunday cable ratings are usually posted on Tuesday morning.

    AMC must have done a rush deal to get early numbers for Walking Dead.

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