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TV Ratings Sunday: 'The Mentalist' & 'Once Upon a Time' Hit Lows + 'The Good Wife' & 'Betrayal' Up

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October 21st, 2013

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Scoreboard NBC CBS ABC FOX UNI
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 7.8/20 2.7/7 1.4/4 1.1/3 1.0/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 6.8/20 1.9/6 1.0/3 1.1/3 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 21.451 12.272 5.584 2.687 2.858

 

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

Note:  CBS prime was delayed by 30 minutes in most Eastern and Central time zones

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

On NBC  Sunday Night Football, which featured a match-up between the Colts and the Broncos earned a preliminary 9.5, way up  from last week's preliminary 7.3 adults 18-49 rating from 8:30-11PM.

On CBS, 60 Minutes scored a football-inflated 3.2, up from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. The Amazing Race matched last week's 1.9. The Good Wife notched a 1.4, up two tenths from last week's series low 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. The Mentalist hit a new series low 1.2, down a tenth from last week's series low 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos matched last week's series low 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.  Once Upon A Time scored a 2.0, down four tenths from last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating and tying its series low. Revenge garnered a 1.5, down a tenth from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.  Betrayal notched a 0.9, up a tenth from last week's series low 0.8  adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, October 20, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00PM CBS Football Overrun 7.4 23 24.44
NBC Football Night in America 2.6 8 8.44
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.1 3 5.72
FOX Bob's Burgers -R 0.9 3 2.63
7:30PM NBC Football Night in America 4.8 14 13.81
CBS 60 Minutes 3.2 9 14.92
FOX Family Guy -R 0.9 3 2.28
8:00 PM NBC Football Night in America/ Pre-Kick 7.2 19 20.01
ABC Once Upon A Time 2.0 5 6.98
FOX The Simpsons -R 1.3 4 3.16
8:30PM NBC Sunday Night Football (8:30-11PM) 9.5 23 25.87
CBS the Amazing Race 1.9 5 9.02
FOX The Simpsons -R 1.3 3 3.07
9:00PM ABC Revenge 1.5 4  R
FOX Family Guy -R 1.2 3 2.74
9:30PM CBS The Good Wife 1.4 3 8.97
FOX Family Guy -R 1.1 3 2.24
10:00 PM ABC Betrayal 0.9 2 3.58
10:30PM CBS The Mentalist 1.2 3 7.30

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

 

 

Definitions:

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
  • Dante

    So, exactly how low does Revenge need to go before stop using the “syndication gods” will save it excuse? Does it need to hit Betrayal numbers or something?

  • CrimTV

    Revenge :(

  • Paris

    AMAZING HOW EVERY SINGLE WEEK A LOT OF PEOPLE REALIZE HOW BAD REVENGE IS.

    MAYBE IF EMILY VAN CAMP GETS SOME ACTING LESSONS THE RATINGS WOULD STOP BLEEDING.

  • alwayshappy

    Yay for TGW. Still not great, but an up is always better!

  • Edward

    OUCH at Revenge! Smaller ouch at Once!

  • Mathew

    drop dead diva is the best show on the planet!

  • casey

    Really bad for Revenge, they really need to pull those numbers up soon before all sxxx hits the fan

  • AlanHalliwell

    It seems walking dead Hit revenge again! Good For the good Wife

  • r0ckmypants

    Looks like a lot of people are as over Once Upon a Time as I am.

    Seriously, this season is crap.

  • Mindy

    OUAT XD

  • jupiter3765

    revenge might be getting cancelled soon

  • Mathew

    whats the R????

  • JR35

    Noooooo- hopefully OUAT adjusts up. :) At least it’s still ABC’s top show of the night.

  • Seth

    Outstanding for Revenge. Only down .1 out of a down .4 in OUAT

  • Avery

    is that a series low for Revenge?

  • Russ

    ABC is collapsing in front of our very eyes :-(

  • Vasco Silva

    Football is killing Sunday’s shows

  • psychic

    As a Mentalist fan, ouch.

  • Nik

    OUAT needs to kill that Peter Pan story line. It’s dry and dragging the show down. Ugh.

  • tvlover

    @Alan The Walking Dead is not an excuse, I think it was the football game. Last season Revenge would mark 2.8 on the demo when TWD was airing.

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