TV Ratings Sunday: 'Once Upon a Time' & 'Family Guy' Rise + 'Revenge', 'The Mentalist' & 'The Amazing Race' Flat

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December 9th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.9/12 3.3/8 2.0/5 1.5/4 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 4.2/12 3.3/10 1.2/3 1.0/3 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 13.83 8.51 9.87 5.73 2.23

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:  Due to NFL football overrun, CBS prime started 27 minutes delayed in the following markets: Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Houston, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis.  Ratings are subject to change.

 NBC was number one among adults 18-49, and with total viewers. 

On NBC  Sunday Night Football, (Panthers-Saints) earned a preliminary 6.0, up from last week's preliminary 5.4  adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX,  The Simpsons matched the  3.0 adults 18-49 rating it earned two weeks ago. Bob’s Burgers scored a 2.1, up half a ratings point from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Family Guy notched a 2.6, up four tenths from a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating two weeks ago. American Dad garnered a 2.1, up four tenths from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating

On CBS, 60 Minutes earned a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating down from last week's football inflated 3.9 adults 18-49 rating.The two hour season finale of The Amazing Race matched last week's 2.1  adults 18-49 rating, which is an all-time low for a finale.  The Mentalist was even with last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating when the show aired after primetime.

On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos garnered a 1.5, up three tenths from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.  Once Upon a Time earned a 2.2, up three tenths from last week’s series low 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too pessimistic! Revenge matched the 1.5 adults 18-49 rating its last original earned on November 17. Betrayal notched a series low tying 0.8, down a tenth from a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating on November 17.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, December 8, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00PM FOX Football Overrun 6.0 16 18.27
CBS 60 Minutes 2.2 6 11.44
NBC Football Night in America 1.9 5 6.16
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.5 4 6.97
7:30PM NBC Football Night in America 2.9 8 8.17
FOX The OT 4.2 11 11.90
8:00 PM NBC Football Night in America/ Pre-Kick 4.5 11 13.45
FOX The Simpsons 3.0 8 6.82
ABC Once Upon a Time 2.2 5 6.88
CBS The Amazing Race (8-10PM) 2.1 6 9.21
8:30PM NBC Sunday Night Football (8:30-11PM)  6.0  15  16.57
FOX Bob's Burgers 2.1 5 4.58
9:00PM FOX Family Guy 2.6 6 5.23
ABC Revenge 1.5 4 5.98
9:30PM FOX American Dad 2.1 5 4.27
10:00PM CBS The Mentalist 1.7 4 9.64
ABC Betrayal 0.8 2 3.10

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.




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  • Darkness

    Revenge :(

  • Marcx

    Really Happy for Ouat!!:D

  • anna

    happy for ouat, rumbelle is back! storybrooke is back! finally!

  • jT

    Go Once upon a time!!

  • Ashley

    Huh? What happened to football? OUAT is a bit better.

  • Danak

    Good for OUAT, bad for Revenge.

  • Dan

    Surprised Family Guy didnt do better. I figured more viewers would tune it to see if Brian would return, which he did not. And Revenge will get a fourth season, it’s stable if anything.

  • Mike

    I live in DC, everything on CBS started on time here.

  • were123

    Flat is not bad, but I really hoped Revenge would go up :(. Hopefully it will do better (or at least the same, which would be ok for a 10PM show) at 10PM

  • enri

    Go the mentalist!

  • Clarke

    SO happy to see OUAT go back up! Now that the show is back in Storybrooke, I think the ratings will continue to rise. Clearly people were tired of the Neverland plot.

  • Danak

    It looks like they are still gathering football numbers, but the game on NBC had around a 6.0. Per Marc Berman, half hours: 6.2/6.4/6.2/5.9/5.4

  • Seth

    Outstanding for Family Guy.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    There will be a battle with The Mentalist and The Good Wife fighting for their spots next season.If TM stables and TGW maintains its 1.4 will be hard to CBS choose one of them to let go.

  • Ankit Dasgupta

    Revenge will come back strong next week !

  • stevie

    Betrayal is doing good at least not dropping anymore pretty steady loveee the show :) hope it can move to summer show but I don’t know how that works

  • kul65

    Heck yeah, The Mentalist maintains! Wouldn’t mind though if it got adjusted up to further the rising trend.

  • fionn518

    That smile I got when I saw the 2.2 for OUAT :)))))

  • josh

    I guess once isnt dead after all
    American Dad is up due to Breaking Bad themed episode

  • John A

    I hate the word flat. Steady sounds better. Decent for Revenge.

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