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

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December 9th, 2013

Revenge December 9

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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  • SVU: Hannibal


    It was a blowout.

    But that didn’t stop anyone in New Orleans from watching, SNF got a 58.2 HH rating in New Orleans (third highest ratings for a Saints game).

  • diana

    Well at least revenge is steady

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    Still amazed FOX is letting American Dad! go. That 2.1 is higher than all their live action comdies besides sometimes New Girl. And it got a 1.7 last week with a repeat lead in. Better than Dads, Brooklyn 99, Mindy Project, X Factor, Glee, Bones and Raising Hope.
    On a similar note, you’d think sandwhiched between a 3 and a 2.6 would help Bob’s Burgers get more than a 2.1. The 2.1 is still good none the less

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Revenge is doomed people, it’s doomed.I hope ABC cancel that s*** in May.Nashville is doing better than Revenge,also they have Connie Britton.Greys hits low at 2.3 rating, should end in May, and Scandal is almost tying Modern Family in the demo 18-49 which is concerning.

  • John A

    Still not great for Revenge in a way as TWD was always blamed for it dropping and thats over and didnt go up.

  • CBSviewer

    I don’t know if The Mentalist will be canceled. It’s doing OK considering there’s no longer Red John and it airs at 10:30.

  • DenverDean

    @Douglas from Brazil

    If it’s a toss-up CBS will always choose TGW (or any other CBS production) over TM (WB).

  • CrimTV

    Revenge will get a 4th season. I can’t believe that people still don’t understand the idea of syndication after us telling them for months!

  • JaneDoe24

    Well TWD is not on at the moment, so what is the excuse for Revenge now? I think the show lost too many viewers because of season 2. I still watch on ABC.com.

  • Steve A

    @John A. I think steady is used for higher ratings. Flat is for low ratings. But TWD wasn’t on last night and Revenge didn’t go up so that can’t be used as an excuse anymore

  • Ronald

    my guess was right with both 2.2 and 105 damed i wish Revenge could go higher hope next week do the trick, Revenge really deserves more

  • Jon

    I must admit I figured revenge would uptick slightly with twd done. It appears that the show has been damaged beyond repair first from its move to Sunday and second by some of the storylines in season 2. One of them the death of fake Amanda. What a regrettable choice that was. The show is just not getting those fans back.

  • ravi

    steady v. flat. Semantics. ratings suck for revenge. 10p move won’t help.

  • psychic

    Good for OUAT. If The Mentalist keeps this up, could a miracle season 7 hypothetically be possible?

  • Brandy

    @Douglas from Brazil, The thing is even though Nashville is doing better than Revenge(but barley, they’re both at 1.5-1.6) Revenge is a season away from syndication while Nashville is two seasons away.Plus, Nashville shoots on location innTN and that’s exspensive .

  • BD

    Once was excellent last night – even with Pan in Storybrook. The last 2-3 episodes have definitely picked up the pace of the storyline so it has been holding my interest. I read the next season is about Repunzel so I am curious as to what that entails.

  • Brandy

    Yay once is up!

  • al

    I thought revenge was still on break! shoot I have to catch up now before next week

  • Jon

    @Douglas….while revenges ratings are no where near stellar. They still are acceptable enough to roll with especially as syndication season 4 looms.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Go The Mentalist! Maybe another season is in the cards?

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