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

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  • Nerdbot

    Yay! Revenge :D I hope it doesn’t get adjusted down.

  • John A

    At least Revenge Rose. Ah knew TGW would go down. Knew it was too good to be true to see it rise.

  • JR35

    Hopefully OUAT adjusts up- if not, it will be its low, period, as, I believe, it’s never dropped below a 2.0.

  • jupiter3765

    big premire from all most human

  • Pepper

    Aren’t OUAT and Revenge in their third seasons? They’re certain to be renewed for (at least) final seasons, I don’t know why people are worried.

  • HeadlessHorseman

    Almost Human was pretty good. Strong premiere numbers too. Will definitely keep watching.

  • John A

    Thats not that great for Almost Human. I mean look at the halfhours 3.4/2.8.

  • danny94

    glad revenge is up, sad to see ouat below a 2.0 but i’m sure it will bounce back

  • Ann

    I think the storms had a lot to do with how low Once is. They’ve been adjusting up pretty high with the DVRs. Last week was a 2.1 but with the DVR it was 3.2.

  • Paul

    why are are people freaking out about OUAT
    of course it was going down- it had AH which is a similar audience and many markets in the midwest had no OUAT. I live ohio and there was no OUAT

    it will rebound last night eps was epic

  • Daw Johnson

    I wouldn’t necessarily call the debut strong. It was solid, but Sleepy Hollow did those numbers w/o the NFL game of the year as a lead-in.

    We’ll see how it fares on its own tonight.

  • marcos

    this was one of the best episodes from OUAT this season. cant believe it went that low

  • Edward

    How weird is it to see OUAT in last place at 8pm?

  • Steph

    Go Revenge! It was a good episode too… but sucks we have to wait 3 weeks for the next one :(

  • MVProductions44

    I’m shocked with the Simpson’s relatively low ratings; considering a much stronger lead-in than the repeats it usually airs behind! Family Guy still the strongest animation series for FOX! From a 3.1 to a 1.8 for the Simpsons has to be a bit troubling for FOX; even though I doubt Almost Human and Simpsons share the same audience! Still not at a series low however so maybe it’ll rebound next week in its normal timeslot and as the Winter finale approaches!

  • N

    Good for Almost Human! The show is also sorta procedural so it shouldn’t lose too much viewers over the next few weeks.

  • Jessica

    FOX was promoting this show heavily I was expecting more.. (like at least 3.4) Definitely not bad but It’s kinda dissapointing. & also this monday Ibelieve they’ll do good ’cause they won’t compete with the voice this week. So I’m wondering next weeks ratings.. Hope it won’t drop that much!

  • Leoben Conoy

    Oh fantastic. I am thrilled with these Almost Human numbers. That was one of the best pilots of the fall.

  • Mike

    Agree with many a lot of the midwest was dealing with storms and local coverage tookover- should rebound

    Almost Human ok- but given promotion and lead-in kinda disappointing

  • Mon

    3 hours of The Voice tonight? Really NBC?

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