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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  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    The Simpsons usually doesn’t go head to head with football at the 8:00 half hour, so that is why it did not go up.
    This is the first time since 1999 that The Simpsons and Family Guy aired in the same half hour.

  • jupiter3765

    ouat will go up next week almost human was its competition it was similar

  • Katiebug

    Not surprised Almost Human dropped so much in the 2nd half hour. I turned the station after 15 mins!


    No doubt NBC will take the night once finals are in

    Football also will help FOX stay at #2 plus the strong premiere of AH but the Simpsons & Family Guy not too good

    OUAT hits season low & falls below 2.0 (1.9 makes it dead last in its time slot) as rest of ABC lineup hits 1.5 or lower

    TAR 2.0 is best for CBS as THE GOOD WIFE retreats to 1.4 avrg, 60M down to 1.7 & the Mentalist only a 1.3


    romo another huge rating game for nbc

  • DougF

    I’d hold off on the optimism of Almost Human

    Half Hours

    Almost Human (series premiere/preview)
    Viewers: 10.02 million (#2), A18-49: 3.4/ 9 (#2)

    Almost Human (series premiere/preview)
    Viewers: 8.17 million (#3), A18-49: 2.8/ 7 (#2)

    Dropped 2 million viewers and 0.6 in a half hour. I’m expecting at least another drop-off of 2 million and 0.5-0.6 between the last half hour (2.8 and 8.17m) and tonight. And last night it had the football lead-in, tonight it doesn’t have that.

    Would not surprise me if tonight it got a 2.0-2.3 and 6.5 million viewers.

  • CBSviewer

    Not bad for The Simpsons since it aired against The Walking Dead and Football.

  • Rachor Samien

    Goodbye TGW and Mentalist.

  • Spike

    YES, Revenge!!
    And OUAT deserves those ratings, that episode was so boring.. <_<

  • Alexis

    It’s a sad state of affairs when a 1.5 for Revenge is good news, but… I’ll take what I can get. Crossing my fingers that it doesn’t adjust down.

    I still think ABC should move it to Thursday at 10pm with GA & Scandal both moving an hour earlier, thus potentially solving two problems at once (Revenge’s decline and the Thursday 8pm death slot).

  • Brian

    I bet OUAT will get renewed, but will last only one more season..as for Revenge..it’s Dead and will be cancelled..and should!

  • DougF


    What? The Cowboys didn’t play last night.

  • Donna

    It’s almost like they read Fringe’s last will and testament and bequeathed everything to Sleepy Hollow and Almost Human.

    “Sleepy Hollow: you get the Fringe co-creators, the quirky humor, the ongoing mythology, the grossout factor, the quotable lead character, the badass female cop and John Noble. Almost Human: You get the special effects, the Vancouver locations, the cases of the week, the Fringe crew and showrunner, and the serious sci-fi themes.”

  • tv_viewer

    That 1.9 includes people who were watching ABC for the storm coverage. I don’t think a huge rating for those local stations (like football) is likely. OUAT might be adjusted down 0.1 in its final rating.


    doug romo was the guy I was responding to lol he had the comments about next weeks game lol

  • Unknow

    OUAT :( :( :(

  • tvwatcher

    I had predicted much less for Almost Human, but I am glad it did so well. A really good pilot, much better than Agents of Shield. I would like to see how it compares to AoS in the spring. :)

    The Mentalist episode was one of its best ones ever.

  • Clarke

    The thing I find shocking is AFHV now has more total viewers than OUAT. I know total views do not matter but I still find it strange.
    OUAT has a fantastic cast, creative writers and great storytelling – AFHV on the other hand is a mildly amusing show about people falling/getting hurt.

  • Krystaaal

    The numbers don’t lie, OUAT isn’t down because of anything but an overall decline in the show. It’s been slowly dropping for a while now and no other program is to blame, even news coverage.

  • Wade

    Thank god for revenge. I don’t care about the others.

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