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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  • St3v3n

    Strong Debut for Almost Human!! Good Job! It was a great premiere! Has a lot of potential and great storyline. I hope it stays up in the ratings! This can boost Fox up even more especially with Sleepy Hollow being a HIT!!

  • shogun

    The thing with the Good Wife is that football overruns have pushed the last two episodes out of the extremely competitive timeslot it ususally occupies, which made the ratings look better than they really are. It still has a good shot at getting renewed, but it won’t be at the expense of Hawaii-5-0 or Elementary like some people predict.

    Revenge is getting renewed. Syndication is going to save it.

    And yeah, Almost Human is going to collapse from that.

  • DaxJackson

    Yet to have watched Almost Human. After the reviews I’m not hopeful lol

  • Midnight

    OUAT did fine. It won’t be up against Almost Human again. OUAT will get 5 or 6 seasons depending on how stable it is at the end of season 4. I expect it gets a final season announcement when the time comes.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Alex – “Also for a HUGE part of the Midwest; there was No OUAT b/c of storm coverage so keep this in mind people.”

    So it could adjust further down? Not good.

  • William

    Almost Human just couldn’t hold my attention for some reason, i started playing on the computer.

  • Edward

    The Denver/Kansas City game got a 16.6 overnight. Probably will work out to 24-25mill. Very impressive. NBC must happy that they got that gift from the NFL from the flex deal.

  • Seth

    Not that good for Almost Human considering the lead-in. I predict a 2.2 tonight for the Monday timeslot premiere.

  • Donna

    Not sure how far AH will inevitably drop for the rest of its episodes, or if it will make it in the end, but the people who like this sort of thing liked the pilot episode very much, judging from the enthusiastic tweeting I saw going on last night. Lots of “This is surprisingly good” and “I’ve got a new show” type stuff. This wasn’t an Agents of SHIELD situation where expectations were super high but significant chunks of the viewer base came away disappointed.

  • Steven

    I really enjoyed Almost Human. I’m looking forward to watching the episode.


    revenge and ouat fans fear not the syndications make another year a done deal have faith

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Go Fringe! I mean AH!

    Come on The Mentalist!!


    syndication gods sorry

  • nate

    I assume for markets affected by storm coverage, there was news programming on all channels? So that should not disproportionately affect any one program. That would also tend to suggest significant downward adjustments if those viewers have to be removed from the finals, right?

  • HalCapone

    Football plays it’s Jedi mind tricks with CBS Sunday night ratings when there are overruns.

    I thought Almost Human was a complete bore, so much so, I couldn’t watch the second half hour. Talk about wooden/robotic acting and dialogue from even the 100% humans.

  • RyanCanada

    im impressed by AH, as majority of its veiwers would be men, and with the NFL it did VERY good. happy revenge went up, i want to see it higher though…

  • Donna

    I found the Almost Human pilot to be clunky and a bit cliched, but chalked it up to pilot-itis — nothing new there. There’s lots of room for the show to get better, not that it’s a terrible show. I think the slick SFX and lead actors are a big draw.

  • Duarte

    god for Revenge and almost human.
    Once upon a time: the first nail in its coffin

  • psychic

    I find it ironic and, for some reason, really satisfying that there are two TV shows (Sleepy Hollow, Almost Human) on TV right now that have been influenced by Fringe, created by the same people who did Fringe, and contain references to Fringe. It’s almost like Fringe is still on TV.

  • romo

    SNF = peyton manning vs tom brady next week !!

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