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

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October 21st, 2013


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

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




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  • ABC hater

    Revenge. :O

  • Dante

    I am serious though. This whole argument about syndication is becoming rather ridiculous when Revenge keeps on dropping on a weekly basis. This is FALL. It could potentially be <1.0 in spring. You are going to tell me ABC is still going to renew it with those types of numbers because of syndication.

  • Avery

    “Football killed the scripted star”

  • k:Alex

    Isn’t is possible for NBC to quit football at 10, start at 7, and place a drama at that place?

  • jupiter3765

    once the mighty has fallen and also really bad for the good wife and the mentalist

  • JJF

    If people had their way, they’d cancel half a network lineup.

  • Michael

    Ouch OUAT!

  • r0ckmypants

    @Avery – “is that a series low for Revenge?”

    No. It got a 1.4 in February.

  • Al

    Love OUAT and revenge great eps last night!

    Dont worry people they will both be up next week espcially has they have big epsiodes coming up

  • Jacob T

    I can hear it now: “Honey, I want to watch Revenge.” – “DVR it. I’m watching the game tonight!” :D

  • jupiter3765

    nashville might get renewed

  • Diego

    Revenge needs to end this season. Show us the revenge against the Graysons and that´s it.

    @Dante: Emily VanCamp is an excelent actress. Since “Everwood” showed great acting skills.

  • JamesR

    I don’t know where people think OUAT is going bad. In fact, it’s a TON better than the last season. I feel the show just needs to keep going where it is going and it will only get even better!

  • Nope

    CBS needs to give these shows a serious handicap for airing so late
    switch one of them with HOSTAGES

  • Josh

    Once upon a time was amazing season 3 rocks I am glad the ratings are falling because that means it will end soon and the story shall be completed like Breaking Bad

  • diana

    Seriously I’m posses last Weeks episode was so good I don’t get why it’s down but on the bright I think it fell.because it’s lead fell to a 2.0 so.a 1.5 from a 2.0 lead in is decent

  • John A

    Lol let the excuses for Revenge being down again begin. At least TGW rose but i expect it to be adjusted down.

  • Noel

    The good wife and mentalist are always taking turns on who drops and increases. Maybe they will wrap up one of them soon and move elementary to this slot.

  • Wright

    OUAT didn’t do bad considering its competition. Football was bound to hit it hard.

  • Duarte

    poor Revenge , ABC killed a potential hit

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