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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  • tom

    I love The Walking Dead!!!!!! GO AMC!!!!!!!

  • alwayshappy

    OMG, this sucks for Revenge and The Good Wife. I have a feeling both shows would serve better on different nights. They will get cancelled at the end of this season.

  • JJ

    it’s so sad that no one is watching The Good Wife, which is easily the best show currently airing on network television… shame on you people!!

  • Matt

    Revenge needs to stabilize in this area, and so does OUAT. 2 tenth drops aren’t bad, but still. OUCH for TGW and The Metalist those are absolutely god awful numbers.

  • s0303

    tgw :( love that show…this probably really is the end, though i said that last year also…

  • John

    @Sierra – that’s a bit of an overstatement, the drop wasn’t that severe

  • queeneeuq

    The Good Wife should move to FX. Maybe it will get better ratings. :-)

  • Scandalicious

    As long as Once Upon a Time says above a 2 I am happy. How much did The Walking Dead premiere impact these ratings?

  • Andy

    Wow… Amazing Race so low!!!

  • Max Vrany

    @EatMorePez, The Mentalist won’t rise if it’s on until/past Midnight ET.

  • CrimTV


    OMG, this sucks for Revenge and The Good Wife. I have a feeling both shows would serve better on different nights. They will get cancelled at the end of this season.

    Revenge won’t be cancelled at the end of the season. Syndication.

  • josh

    Oh No ONCE is down :(

  • DenverDean

    CBS should move TM or TGW to Mondays and drop Hostages at 10 p.m. on Sundays.

  • k:Alex

    Revenge is The Walking Dead.

  • James

    Goodbye Betrayal!

  • SJ


    The Good Wife will get the axe, but Revenge won’t – though it will probably slide to 10pm next season.

  • Lukes

    I don’t find Revenge’s numbers that disastrous. It’s far from the phenomenon of the first season but not a meltdown. The same goes for Once.

  • Tom

    is it realistic that another network (FX/TNT/DIRECTV/TBS etc.) would pick up The Good Wife if it was canceled next spring…

  • Emma Swanlol

    AHAHAHHAHAHAHHA OUAT. What a crappy show. I watch it with my friends just for the lulz. We love to mock the hilarious effects and the embarrassing acting.

  • betty

    Revenge is excellent.those people who aren’t watching are missing high quality drama.

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