TV Ratings Sunday: 'Almost Human' Has Strong Debut + 'Once Upon a Time' Hits Series Low, 'Revenge' & 'Family Guy' Rise

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November 18th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 7.5/19 3.8/9 1.6/4 1.4/4 1.2/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 6.4/19 3.3/10 0.9/3 1.0/3 0.9/3
Total Viewers (million) 20.764 10.365 10.024 5.637 3.282

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

Note: CBS was delayed by 8 minutes in a number of big ET/CT markets on Sunday.

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

On NBC  Sunday Night Football,  (Chiefs-Broncos) earned a preliminary 9.1, up from last week's preliminary 7.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, the premiere of Almost Human notched a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too optimistic. The Simpsons matched last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating (when it aired at 8PM). Family Guy scored a 2.2, up two tenths from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, 60 Minutes earned a 1.7, way down from last week's football-inflated 3.1 adults 18-49 rating. The Amazing Race notched a 2.0, down two tenths from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. The Good Wife earned a 1.4, down three tenths from last week's 1.7. The Mentalist scored a 1.3, down a tenth from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos garnered a 1.4, up a tenth from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.  Once Upon A Time hit a new series  low with a 1.9, down two tenths from last week's season low tying 2.1  adults 18-49 rating. Revenge earned a 1.5, up two tenths from last week's series low 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.  Betrayal earned a 0.9, up a tenth from last week's  series low  0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, November 17, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00PM FOX Football Overrun 6.9 19 20.33
NBC Football Night in America 2.9 8 8.56
CBS 60 Minutes 1.7 5 11.87
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.4 4 6.80
7:30PM NBC Football Night in America 4.4 12 12.27
FOX The OT 5.4 14 15.20
8:00 PM NBC Football Night in America/ Pre-Kick 6.9 18 20.00
FOX Almost Human -P 3.1 8 9.10
CBS The Amazing Race  2.0  5  9.09
ABC Once Upon a Time 1.9 5 6.60
8:30PM NBC Sunday Night Football (8:30-11PM)  9.1  22  25.06
9:00PM FOX The Simpsons 1.8 4 4.13
ABC Revenge 1.5 4 5.80
CBS The Good Wife 1.4 3 9.65
9:30PM FOX Family Guy 2.2 5 4.33
10:00 PM CBS The Mentalist 1.3 3 9.48
ABC Betrayal 0.9 2 3.40

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




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  • Glue

    Thank God Revenge!

  • Glue

    Hopefully Once adjusts up..

  • Seth

    Outstanding for Revenge.

  • psychic

    Almost Human is better than I expected it to be in every way.
    Once Upon a Time is so stupid now.

  • Glue

    Almost Human, strong debut indeed. Good for them. Didn’t watch it, is it any good?

  • Jon Snow

    Yey for Almost Human & Revenge :)

  • Alex

    OUAT will rebound in 2 weeks
    It went up against Almost Human, Also for a HUGE part of the Midwest; there was No OUAT b/c of storm coverage so keep this in mind people. Markets like Chicago had no OUAT

  • s0303

    tgw :( right when i start having hope it will be renewed, it falls again…

  • sam

    Almost Human is lucky ot pulled those numbers. I predict a Mob Doctor like future.

  • psychic

    @Glue: Whether it’s good or not depends on your taste. It’s like I, Robot meets Blade Runner meets Total Recall. I thought it was great.

  • josh

    once upon a time : epic episode but I believe this is the end for OUAT :(
    Family guy : hilarious episode
    The Mentalist : the best episode since season 3 and 4 finale

  • Mon

    So much for The Good Wife on an upswing… :)

  • Greg

    Once Upon a Time is really weak now. Makes Revenge not look as bad as it did a few weeks ago.

  • Alex

    OUAT was so good its picking up very nicely! I am from the midwest and had to watch it online because there was No OUAT b/c of storm coverage so keep this in mind people. Markets like Chicago had no OUAT

  • casey

    Although Revenge is up… …even with the syndication God’s looming, I don’t see how to renew…who will watch reruns if no one is watching the show…this show had so much potential season 01…they should get Shonda Rhimes to take over the show!!!
    Great start for Almost Human…didn’t watch it, but the reviews seemed mixed…wonder how tonight’s episode will fair against steep competition once again (i.e. the Voice)
    As for the rest rest…same old, same old…Cable is much more entertaining on Sunday nights

  • Michael

    Please adjust up OUAT.

  • AlanHalliwell

    I feel like Almst human will drop alot next week it was high because of football

    Great for Family guy

  • MVProductions44

    Yes Revenge is up; hopefully it doesn’t adjust down! I’m praying for a miracle that it’ll actually adjust up (which it never does)! I feel bad for the Once Upon a Time fans; I thought for sure the Ariel story-line would help it’s ratings!

  • Demo

    Okay what now??

  • Donna

    And somewhere from the hereafter, Fringe is laughing its ass off at the Cancel Bear… both of Fox’s Monday shows (Almost Human and Sleepy Hollow) have creative roots in Fringe…

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