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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  • Wn

    I watched Almost Human and enjoyed it. There were a few times when I felt like leaving, but I was glad I stuck around until the end. As other people have mentioned, there is definitely a lot of room for growth. Also watched The Mentalist and it was a very good episode, with excellent acting. The show is treating its fans right. If only CBS scheduling were as kind. Next week is the Red John episode, and I hope to god that they don’t end up postponing it. That would be disgusting beyond words.

  • Donna

    Bones fans have too high an opinion of themselves.

  • HalCapone

    OMG. CBS just announced Homer Simpson is going to make an appearance on The Good Wife to boost the ratings. Doh! Seriously, I read it somewhere…

  • Bay

    @Dave V You wish, so Tom Brady and the Patriots aren’t a big football draw…in what country?

  • John K.

    The Good Wife will likely be adjusted up since some of it aired past 10pm (Mentalist might be adjusted down, too). Anyway, The Good Wife obviously does better when it airs later. Why not move it to 10pm for Winter to see if that continues?

  • Jared

    Quite frankly I think OUAT deserves those numbers. I thought the first season was great because there was mystery and intrigue about all the character’s backstory. Also definitely not enough fights with swords or bows and arrows. I thought it would be a little darker and grim with its story lines but overall the first season was interesting. Now it seems like all they do is harp on the power of love and family. Not to mention they should start playing, “I’m my own grandpa” as their theme song.

    I always like to finish a season if am this far along, but I will probably bail after this season.

  • Charmed

    Once Upon A Time further self destructs, last nights episode was horrible. Just when I thought that terrible Neverland story was done, BAM! This extends it by at least 5 episodes, 5 more than I can handle. Idk if I can continue watching, I wanna go back to Storybrooke and season 1. They have completely took the show in the wrong direction since the season 1 finale, season 1 was amazing, season 2 was bearable, so far season 3 is absolutely terrible.

  • OUAT Fan

    OUAT was pre-empted in Chicago for 25 minutes and joined in progress due to tornado coverage.

  • Abed

    After all this time I keep asking myself how much could do family guy after Football XD Still a 2.2 is ok. Expected more from The Simpsons…

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    “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.”

    Boo yeah!

    I think Almost Human needs at least a 2.6 tonight to be deemed a success.

  • JIll

    @Donna In what way, when an official Fox ad mocks heroine Brennan as being an android like the robot and moves the show with no advertising. Not one promo yesterday during the whole football Sunday, but at least 20 robotcop2 promos. Seriously, we have a right to be pissed. It’s called no respect and that’s what we gotten from Fox for NINE years.

  • Sebastian P

    @cassey Yes! I was also thinking that they should get Shonda Rhimes for Revenge; she have had 4 shows on ABC (plus its upcoming lawless) and Revenge is as dark as its stories, but this new show runner isn’t doing bad at all.

  • gerry

    glad to see revenge up!

    come on, TGW, adjust UP!

  • a p garcia

    Good numbers for AH. Tonight, I would predict a 2.5 but still a good leadin to SH.

  • Charmed

    Sleepy Hollow lost 6 tenths in the second half, it’s gonna flop next week


    @ Russ

    I don’t think the ratings for OUAT are dead as it’s still one of the highest rated dramas on ABC, but I do think both the ratings & the story lines are not nearly as good as seasons 1 & 2.

  • Charmed

    *Almost Human not Sleepy Hollow lol

  • Fake Me Out

    Too many comments to wade through but has anybody pointed out that if large portions of the country were preempted for storm coverage there is a strong possibility there will be a lot of adjustments down as those viewers are removed from the ratings? At what point do the nets and/or Neilsen’s call the night a wash and not count the ratings in the overall annual totals?

  • Raffie

    AH was just okay. Feel like its the only show fox has promoted at all the last 3 weeks. 3.1 will certainly fall, but I could see it pulling low/mid 2s for a few weeks. Also look for Bones pulling mid 1s going forward, providing at least a temporary boost to both nights. Pilots are commonly iffy, and there is at least some potential for excitement in the show that there just isn’t with an old procedural like Bones. If AH bombs out, they can always go conservative and put Bones back next to the Following come the new year.

  • Cyrax86

    @Charmed, The creators of OUAT already revealed it in the summer that the first half of the season will be the Neverland arc. And when it’s over, nearly a THREE month gap till the second half starts!

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