TV Ratings Sunday: 'Revenge' Returns Up, 'The Good Wife' & 'The Mentalist' Down, Football Elevates 'The Simpsons' & 'Bob's Burgers'

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January 6th, 2014

Revenge January 5

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 6.6/16 1.6/4 1.5/4 1.3/3 0.6/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 6.0/17 1.1/3 1.2/3 0.7/2 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 17.754 5.804 5.795 8.332 1.852

NOTE: Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for FOX (NFL Football & The OT)  are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers.   

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

On FOX, NFL Football (49ers/Packers) garnered a huge 13.3 preliminary adults 18-49 rating up 177 percent from last week’s preliminary4.8. The game lifted FOX’s entire line-up. However, all of the animated shows started 7 minutes late, so expect adjustments. The Simpsons scored a season high 5.2 adults 18-49 rating up 49 percent from a 3.5 on December 15. Bob’s Burgers earned a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating up 33 percent from December 15’s 2.4. Family Guy matched the 3.0 for its most recent new episode on December 15. American Dad notched a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating up 4 percent from a 2.4 on December 15.

On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos earned a season high 1.6 adults 18-49 rating up 14 percent from a 1.4 on December 15. The special The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo notched a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Revenge scored a 13 week high with a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating up 20 percent from a 1.5 on December 15. Your predictions were a bit pessimistic. Betrayal returned to a adults 18-49 rating from a 0.8 on December 15.

On NBC , a two hour Dateline earned a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating down 13 percent from a 1.5 for last year’s Sunday premiere on January 6, 2013. Best of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special garnered a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, 60 Minutes scored a season low 1.2 adults 18-49 rating down 43 percent from a 2.1 on December 22.The Good Wife returned to a 1.4 down 13 percent from a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating on December 1. The Mentalist earned a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, down 17 percent from a 1.8 on December 8.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, January 5, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 FOX NFL Football (49ers/Packers) - Live 13.3/34 41.51
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.6/4 6.80
NBC Dateline  (7-9PM) 1.3/3 5.90
CBS 60 Minutes 1.2/3 7.41
7:30 FOX NFL Football/The OT - Live 12.1/29 35.84
8:00 FOX The Simpsons 5.2/13 12.04
ABC  The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo 1.8/4 6.32
CBS Elementary -R 1.0/2 6.75
8:30 FOX Bob's Burgers 3.2/8 6.35
9:00 FOX Family Guy 3.0/7 5.76
NBC Best of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special (9-11PM) 2.0/5 5.71
ABC Revenge 1.8/4 6.69
CBS The Good Wife 1.4/3 9.24
9:30 FOX American Dad 2.5/6 5.03
10:00 CBS The Mentalist 1.5/4 9.93
ABC Betrayal 0.8/2 3.38

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  • danny94

    Yeah!!! GOOOO Revenge!!

  • Alex

    where are all the haters now?
    Go Revenge :) 10:00 spot should help it

  • were123

    Highest rated episode since week 2 :D
    Keep increasing!!!!

  • Matt M.

    Revenge even hit a 1.9 and 7.0 million viewers in its first half-hour. :D

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Wow for FOX!

    Go The Mentalist!

  • Anon

    Was a FANTASTIC episode of REVENGE last night too! Best of the season so far imo. Yaaaaaay!!!

  • casey

    I guess less competition for Revenge helped its numbers

  • s0303

    tgw :( I think downton abbey hurts tgw the most…I usually watch tgw live until downton abbey premieres…

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Mmmm, Revenge shouldn’t be pairing with OAUT.

  • Matt M.

    Cant wait to see Revenge’s 10:00 ratings. :)

  • Wade

    Yay!!! Hope revenge stays up!!!!!!!!!

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Fallon didn’t do too badly at all.

  • John A

    Im surprised Revenge rose that much. Not too bad for TGW. I was expecting like a 1.1 lol.

  • Alex

    once football is gone FOX will see a huge dip

  • Aron

    Even though fox numbers are inflated, it’s the most resilient block on this night. In spring it normally beats regular proramming by other networks

  • Anon

    @casey Revenge had the premiere of Downton Abbey to go up against last night. So it still had competition.

  • Charmed

    Go Revenge! I don’t watch it but I find myself rooting for it. It really would do better on another night with less competition.

    Amazing for The Simpsons!

  • luka

    OMG! Football ans Simpsons Great!!!

  • Rose

    Good news for the Mentalist! Almost 10 million viewers, not bad!

  • Max Vrany

    Horrible retention for the Simpsons!

    In all seriousness, the postgame show ran into the Simpsons’ slot by 5 minutes and pushed their entire lineup back.

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