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

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2014 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.




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  • Matt M.

    Great for AFV too. Not so great for Bach.

  • tommie

    Fox remained pretty high for the rest of the night. Good for Bob Burgers, I hope this draws some more viewers to them during the regular season.

    Yay for Revenge! I hope it moving to 10pm will help it.

  • Charmed

    Is there any chance The Mentalist gets renewed?

  • Jackie

    I must say I thought I was going to hate the amnesia thing but it actually kinda worked bc “Emily” remembered who she “really” is first and revealed it to Charolette! didn’t see that coming.

    Emily being held “captive” in Grayson manor! lol should be great.
    and we all know Nolan will change what is in the “box” and who knows what he will put in there. making Victoria think “Emily” is someone totally different

  • Valentin

    YEAH Go Revenge!!

  • Matt M.

    The Mentalist and TGW will both be renewed for final seasons. Or, TGW will be canned.

  • Steph

    Go Revenge!!! :)

  • Oneisbird


  • Matt M.


    The Mentalist has much better chances of renewal than The Good Wife and Elementary.

  • Anon

    The promo for the next episode of Revenge also looks crazy gooooood!!

  • Ricardo

    Excelente por Revenge. En su mejor momento. En las predicciones aposté por un 1.5-1.6 pero ese 1.8 es magnifico.

    I´m so happy for Revenge. 1.8 is terrific!! Revenge Up!!!

  • Juan

    Yay!!!!!!!!! Revenge!!!!! So happy it went up and it was a good episode too.

  • frodo

    Just proves that Revenge ratings have nothing do do with Once upon a time if anything Once Upon a Time is hurting Revenge.

  • J.G.

    Wow @ the Fallon special hitting a 2.0. I didn’t even think it would get a 1 ratinjg

  • s0303

    @ mattm…I think tgw is more likely to be renewed than the mentalist…it’s owned by cbs and has the critical acclaim/golden globe nominationss going for it…

  • Markitos

    Poor TGW, it’s not fair.

  • CSI fan

    I find very funny that yesterday all the haters of Revenge were posting “1.4-1.5″ and laughing about it…

  • casey

    @ Anon
    Do you really think that Revenge and Downtown Abbey share an audience?

  • julia

    last night’s Revenge was amazing! best episode of the season by far! so happy the ratings went up :)

  • robin

    @Matt M – why does the Mentalist have a better shot than those other two shows?

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