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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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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  • queeneeuq

    I can’t believe that American Horror Story: Coven ends up as one of the highest rated shpws thos week. :-) :-)

    Hopefully, that translates into an Emmy. :-P

  • FRED

    REVENGE was awesome last night. Hope the #’s uplift from delayed viewing.
    BETRAYL is sleep-inducing. Last night was by far the most boring episode of any TV show I have ever watched. I fell asleep about 35 min in. ABC needs to cancel this asap and air ANYTHING else.

  • Dan S

    Not that I’m advocating it but I wonder how Scandal would do on Sundays ? Revenge has fallen hard & needs to get moved ASAP perhaps to Tues at 10 pm. Betrayal is done & ready to be fed to the bear. Both TGW & TM did worse than H50 & BB did on Fri. This likely could both be their last season.

  • Ashley

    So sad OUAT is plummeting. Used to love season 1 and now it’s lost lost its good writing . Sunday really is awful now except for football.

  • Nope

    shows airing on Sunday should get a handicap, just like Friday shows

  • SG

    Too bad because Revenge was so good last night, it’s totally rebounded from a strange season 2. Still beats The Good Wife at 9 to all the haters.

  • Bee

    yikes. talk about disaster all around.

    oh ABC. you truly did destroy OUAT and revenge’s promise with last spring’s mess.

    and what a damn shame that this season will prolly now be TGW’s last as they’re having such an excellent season so far. i really hope the writers wrap up the story.

  • Percysowner

    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!!

    But, but I’ve TRIED watching The Good Wife and I just don’t like it that much. The cases are interesting, but I don’t like Alicia, which kind of affects how I feel about the whole show. Yes, maybe my taste sucks, but shame on me is a bit much.

  • queeneeuq

    The Good Wife and The Mentalist are gonna get final seasons next year. Sunday is sooooooo Dead (pun). That CBS would rather not risk a new show that’s definitely going to fail. :-)

  • Steve

    I’m kind of shocked that Revenge didn’t drop more being up against TWD.

  • FRED

    My wife likes Betrayal and hopes ABC will air all the eps. I doubt that will happen. Best case scenario for fans is ABC will air the remaining eps in summer like they did 666, which by the way was a much better show.

  • psychic

    At this point I would give my left arm for a 13-episode final season of The Mentalist.

  • Alec

    Anyone know the half hours?

  • dylan

    Can someone give me the half hours for Revenge please??

  • George

    Good Wife has maintained its quality over the years so I blame the deadly time slot and all the football delays hurting a heavily serialized show. Now that the Monday 9-10pm block has turned into a female-centric hour and Hostages is failing, CBS really should move Good Wife to Mondays at 10pm to stabilize it (and it should run a recap episode before airing new shows). You could then have a solid Girls-Mom-Wife block from 9-11pm!

  • RDavid

    This is an example of why baseball should try to conclude its season before football starts.

  • queeneeuq

    The Neighbors is looking better and better each week. And to think it doesn’t get any promotion?

  • a p garcia

    I think commentary by Bob Costas is derogatory as a Native American.

  • Sierra

    Revenge season 2:

    Episode 2: 2.6
    Episode 3: 2.6
    Episode 4: 2.8

    Revenge season 3:

    Episode 2: 1.9
    Episode 3: 1.7
    Episode 4: ?

    Once Upon A Time season 2:

    Episode 2: 3.4
    Episode 3: 3.0
    Episode 4: 3.3

    Once Upon A Time season 3:

    Episode 2: 2.6
    Episode 3: 2.3
    Episode 4: ?

  • Adam3648

    I always assumed having the late start to Sunday night CBS because of football was a reason that the shows were low, but I guess I had it wrong! The shows are even lower without the late starts!

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