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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  • jupiter3765

    do you think that the ad rates for once upon a time and revenge had changed

  • Bee

    also, ABC, cancel betrayal and put repeats of nashville there for now.

  • Kim

    I’ll be awaiting the news of Betrayal’s cancellation. Maybe they’ll move wonderland to Sundays…

  • Joseph A

    Not really worried about the numbers last night with ABC & CBS ,

    CBS lost its NFL lead in that it had last week, and both ABC & CBS were dealing with Playoff Baseball, NFL Football, and The Walking Dead

    That said ,
    The Good Wife had Christian Borle (SMASH) in a guest spot who will hopefully not come back. Christian is a one dimensional actor that was annoying when ever he opened his mouth.

  • Brian

    Revenge was already losing steam late last season, and it should have been cancelled then..it will be this season….after all they cancelled all other shows with the same ratings demo, and those shows had more viewers in Millions!
    As far as CBS i thought they were more than fare about shows they renewed, but it looks like their Long winning streak is finally Over!

  • Stephan

    REVENGE is amazing this season. I mean that Victoria and Emily Scene in last nights episode alone, has made it worth tuning in again. And that end was so good!

  • thesnowleopard

    I can’t say I’ll miss The Mentalist after all the Red John nonsense. But I’m glad I caught the wedding at the end of last night’s episode. I still actually cared about that storyline.

  • Lucy

    Revenge was amazing last night. Loved the ending! So twisted.

  • Mark Wilkins

    if this isn’t the last season of TGW, then its in trouble. And Walking Dead ratings only have a small affect Revenge or TGW, not enough to cause these lows.

  • Dinar

    ABC needs to do something about Revenge and that time slot. Last night was an AMAZING episode. Especially the Victoria and Emily scene at the party!

  • thesnowleopard

    Very unlikely unless it drops a lot more. It’s currently in its third season and will probably get a fourth just for syndication purposes. Same for Once Upon a Time.

    The Good Wife and The Mentalist, however, are probably goners come spring.

  • Matthew

    This sucks… Revenge needs to be moved ASAP.. I don’t get why people are not watching… Show is back to season 1 goodness… I’m addicted…. Haven’t seen yesterday’s OUAT yet but it’s also better than last season and I loved last season… Season 1 dragged for me and I wasn’t into it as much

  • Why Watch

    We now watch Revenge just to laugh at how ridiculous it gets. We believe a fitting ending, sooner than later, would be for a superstorm to hit and wash all the characters out to sea. We don’t care for any of them anymore. It lost all the potential it had in season 1.

  • Nik

    I don’t understand why folks are blaming ABC for both Revenge and OUAT going off the rails. They don’t write the show, they don’t run the show. And, at least, they have taken steps to try and correct it by being more involved in Revenge (firing the showrunner and whatnot). Blame the showrunners/writers for the mess those shows devolved into during their second seasons.

  • Shepherd


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

    Last season Revenge got a 2.6 the week before TWD premiered, and it got a 2.6 the week it went up against TWD premier. Revenge has never really been affected by TWD. The drop for Revenge is all on the show and its fans.

  • diana

    Well considering revenge got a 1.9 last week and went up against the walking dead I expected worse so I’m pretty sure will go up next week

  • Jacob T

    I thing REVENGE was great last night. The best episode of Season 3 so far. I mean that ending was so unexpected. Loved it. I hope more people tune in next week.

  • queeneeuq

    After a spectacular 2011-12 season, it’s all been downhill for ABC. It had 7 1/2 renewals that year; the following year it had 2. This year who knows? S.H.I.E.L.D. is shaky at best while Super Fun Night has yet to settle anywhere. And don’t even get started with the comedies.

  • jupiter3765

    the good wife is a goner and definitly the mentalst

  • steven

    What is this? Low City? Everything is going down lately.

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