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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  • Another Show FOX will screw up

    I like Almost Human, not as much as Fringe, but I like it. Yet FOX will Cancel it.

    Come on JJ Abrams, GET ON NETFLIX.

    If Fringe had been on Netflix, Fringe would still be going strong and I would be sitting here watching Season 6/7 right now.

    Lame FOX. No wonder why no one watches FOX.

  • Ray

    According to NBC’s press release, The Walking Dead got a 5.2. From the Midwest storms to Sunday Night Football’s giant 9.1, Sunday night was rough. On the bright side, Revenge was able to recover a little bit. I hope it doesn’t drop. Does anyone know the half-hours for Revenge? People keep saying it was solid, but nobody has posted them.

  • Fake Me Out

    @Joseph James-Brown

    I understand most of the Almost Human bashing from OUAT and Bones fans. Both shows are mushy so women will hate the sci-fi shows.

    Is Twilight actually based on reality?

    The quote above was brought to you by GWLITMBAHSDAWWTTT (Guys who live in their mom’s basements and hope some day a woman will talk to them).

  • Bitch

    @Joe you are so stu*pid LOL try to be smart when you are NOT!

  • Henry

    Good job Revenge! i love the ending, can’t wait for the next episode!

  • Amy

    @imadiva: LOL you can kiss my AS*, YOU ARE SO PATHETIC! your opinion is NOthing! LOL delusional B*itch!

  • alena

    Haters are gonna hate, that is what they can do LOL Go Revenge! Love the show!

  • Dan

    I’m surprised the Simpsons got a 1.8 sandwiched between 3.1 Almost Human and 2.2 Family Guy but w.e. it doesn’t really matter.

    Almost Human’s debut was good but its real test is how it holds up on Monday nights paired with Sleepy Hollow. If it rates above a 2.0 then it should be a moderate success.

    And Revenge bounced back like I knew it would, see the show’s numbers are like a roller coaster, it always goes up and down but never drops consistently week to week. Last week was an off week. The show will get a fourth season

  • Alec

    Anyone have the halfhours?

  • sam

    I turned to OUAT after a half hour of Almost Human. I thought that it was very boring, loud and unnecessarily violent. Too bad, as I like the actors and I was looking forward to it.

  • verus

    I really enjoyed Almost Human! Hopefully the numbers stay strong.

  • Dan

    Well we know Almost Human wont get a full season. The schedule is just too packed with FOX. Its 13 episodes will probably run through March but if Rake runs through May even with 15 episodes Glee still probably wont return in its same slot, so my Guess is Glee will move to Fridays at 8 and Bones will move back to Mondays at 8, Or Glee will move to Mondays.

  • Randy

    Here’s how I feel with what happened in the midwest in regards to the ratings. It wasn’t normal around here in regards to tv. The reason being is that Once Upon a Time didn’t start until 7:23pm central!! That’s a major factor in whether or not you watch a show – (if you can’t watch the first 23 minutes of it…). They had the weather / news on the regular channels from about 12pm – 7pm something. Fox in my area had the late football game. That was actually on. That’s about the only thing that these networks care about airing on tv (football). So, that started at 3pm, and I’m sure after the football game, they probably did for sure have this Almost Human on because they aren’t as dumb as ABC is.

    ABC on the other hand is a bunch of idiots because for 23 minutes of primetime, they don’t have the first show on! They didn’t even delay Once Upon a Time to start at 7:23 (end at 8:23pm central), but rather just started the episode at when they are talking to Wendy. Cbs had the football game on earlier, but it lasted longer because it was delayed. Even NBC is dumb because they didn’t show any of the F1 race from Texas (I guess they don’t have many times when they are in the US) because of the weather / news. Sure, interpret something for 5 minutes, but they just blab, blab, and blab about it.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of people were just fed up with watching the regular networks in the midwest for that day. Besides the people that could get tv & electricity, you have a lot of power outages because of strong wind, hail, (I’m sure flooding in some places), and heavy rain.

  • Tony JJ


    Glee will not move to Mondays. Mondays is their action/adventure, more male oriented drama night. Glee is the complete opposite. They would not pair that with the following. Glee will just return after Rake finishes it’s run and run past the end of the season. Or be moved to Fridays.

  • Cyndy

    Great Mentalist episode. Best show of tv.
    Hard to make high numbers on Sunday against
    football. Hope CBS renews

  • Ekras


    You’re forgetting one thing with OUAT…. they can bundle OUAT:IW in with it to reach the cap this season. They likely won’t, but if the ratings keep dropping it’s an option that can’t be overlooked.

  • SW


    Glee isn’t going to move to an 8pm timeslot on any night. Fox moved it to a 9pm timeslot in Season 4 because the writers were ready to give the New York storylines/graduated characters more adult themes and felt like they needed to move it to a later timeslot to do so. It may move nights (again) for it’s confirmed sixth and final season, but it’ll stay at 9 pm.

  • vegetable

    I don’t know whether or not I should be happy for Revenge going up to a 1.5.

  • KevinY

    Best episode of Revenge this season by far! I didn’t think I could be shocked as much as I was in season one! New showrunner has officially won me over.

  • Barry

    Once upon a time needs to wrap up this neverland story. It’s been like one of those really bad SNL skits that just goes on and on.

    Hopfully they have a good story line to start once back in storybrooke or the show is done.

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