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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  • r0ckmypants

    @jupiter3765 – “ouat will go up next week almost human was its competition it was similar”

    If by “similar” you mean “nothing alike,” then yes.

  • Russ

    OUAT was preempted in Chicago by local news for the bad weather, possibly in other places in the Midwest as well.

  • Ashley

    Awesome for Being Human. It was really good especially for network TV. Definitely sticking with this show. The pairing of Being Human with Sleepy Hollow is perfect.

  • Jerry

    OOUAT’s ratings are starting to make Wonderland not look so bad.

  • Brandy

    Oh no OUAT!

  • HalCapone

    Apparently, the temporarily displaced Simpsons stole The Good Wife’s audience:) I knew they shared the same demo!!! Can I submit that for a fan excuse bingo square?

    Not sure if the storm coverage in the Chicago market had much or any impact on the ratings. I didn’t check all the stations but I do know that there was a long interruption of Once Upon A Time to showcase all the telegenic destruction of the tornadoes south of Chicago on the Chicago ABC owned station. There were lots of power outages throughout the entire Chicago area due to high winds so that could impact ratings, too.

  • Cyrax86

    I really hope the second half of the 3rd OUAT season will be very different because people are clearly tired of this story arc. Both Castle and SHIELD will most likely be higher this week.


    PROMOS last night PROMISED that PAN will finally be put to an end on 12/1

    I wonder if OUAT can recover from the damage PAN has done

    With spring due to arrive

  • Bay

    Beyond the spin, spin, spin at Fox really wonder if it was worth the ads, promo Fox threw at it for the last month, Incessant and annoying and how they threw Bones under the bus has alienated lots and lots of Bones fans that will never watch it…..more interesting will be the ratings in a month.

  • trice

    Happy that FOX have learn that diversity is the key to ratings.

    Almost human & Sleepy Hollow equal ratings.

    I thought this was a good twist white male lead John have a African

    American female as his ex girl friend and that Anna is the evil villain.

    Though the robot partner Dorian was awesome .

    My only problem is Minka Kelly I hope they recast or kill her off just to

    much smirking it was so distracting.

  • Russ

    It amazes me that you people really believe that OUAT is dead because of one bad rating, when it was preempted in a large part of the Midwest. It’s been performing stable in the low 2.0’s the entire season, and you choose to take a clear outlier to make a case for the show being dead? Wow, the only thing really dropping is the intelligence level in these comments.

  • DrainBamage

    Almost Human was pretty good, better than expected. I think it will do well on its regular Monday slot.

  • TJ


    “OOUAT’s ratings are starting to make Wonderland not look so bad.”

    No they aren’t.

  • Rachel

    Is Almost Human a 13 episode series like SH? I mean are seasons only meant for 13…

  • Kissan

    Not shocked to see OUAT down. Yesterday’s episode was so boring that I actually turned the channel to Almost Human, which was pretty good. Good to see Revenge rose too, but I want to see it go back up to a 2.0 again. I have a feeling OUAT and Revenge are gonna go down again since OUAT doesn’t come back in two weeks while Revenge comes back in three weeks. Can’t wait for the AMA’s next week.

    Yesterday I watched the whole first season of The Walking Dead on primewire.ag. That show is pretty good.

  • DaveV

    People shouldn’t look too much into the half hours for AH, as the second half aired against the start of the Chiefs/Broncos game. Tonight’s ratings should be a much better indicator overall

  • Carmen

    @ Mon

    3 hours of The Voice tonight? Really NBC?

    Why are you surprised?

    It’s sweeps and basically – outside of football – it is almost literally all NBC has. NBC simply figures (correctly) that the Voice will do better than anything else they can schedule
    I say almost, because you may be able to include Blacklist but the jury will be out on that show until we see what its ratings are without the Voice.

  • diana

    Thank god revenge rose I expect it to rise again when it gets back because the promo looks really good and I’m also happy that revenge was stable in it’s half hours

  • zillajay23

    Really enjoyed Almost Human but I am reluctant to keep watching I rarely get into new network shows as they don’t usually let them grow and cancel them too soon.

  • jupiter3765


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