TV Ratings Sunday: ‘The Golden Globe Awards’ Up Slightly From Last Year + ‘Revenge’ Slips & ‘Betrayal’ Ticks Up (Updated)


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.8/12 4.7/12 1.8/4 1.1/3 0.6/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.6/10 4.1/12 2.0/6 0.8/2 0.5/1
Total Viewers (million) 18.13 15.51 3.77 4.20 1.82

NOTE: Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for CBS (NFL Football) and NBC (Golden Globes) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers.   

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

On CBS, 60 Minutes scored a football-inflated 4.2 adults 18-49 rating, up from last week’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.The Good Wife earned a (possible) season high with a 1.8, up four tenths from last week’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. The Mentalist earned a 1.7, up a tenth from last week’s 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC , the Golden Globes  arrival special earned a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating. The 2014 Golden Globe Awards garnered a 5.4 adults 18-49 rating, down from last year’s 6.4 adults 18-49 rating, but even with last year’s preliminary. Update: we’ve received time-zone adjusted ratings (which should be pretty close to the finals) and last night’s Golden Globes earned a 6.5 rating in adults 18-49, up a tenth from last year, and hitting a seven-year high.  Your predictions were too optimistic.

On FOX, The Simpsons scored a 2.2, way down from last week’s football-inflated 4.6 adults 18-49 rating . Bob’s Burgers earned a 1.9, also down sharply from last week’s football inflated  2.9 adults 18-49 rating. Family Guy earned a 2.6, down half a ratings point from last week’s 3.1 adults 18-49 rating. American Dad notched a 2.2, down two tenths from last week’s 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. 

On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos earned a series low 1.0, down six tenths from last week’s 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. The special The Bachelor: Behind the Scenes notched a 0.9, down nine tenths from the 1.8 adults 18-49 rating last week’s special earned. Revenge earned a 1.6, down two tenths from last week’s 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Betrayal earned a 0.8, up a tenth from last week’s 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. 

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, January 12, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00PM CBS Football Overrun (7-8PM) 11.3 29 36.321
NBC Golden Globes Arrivals Special (7-8PM) 2.8 7 10.74
ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos 1.0 3 5.10
FOX Bob’s Burgers -R 0.8 2 2.03
7:30PM FOX American Dad -R 1.1 3 2.40
8:00 PM NBC The Golden Globe Awards (8-11PM) 6.5 15 20.90
CBS 60 Minutes 4.2 10 16.98
FOX The Simpsons 2.2 5 4.71
ABC The Bachelor Behind the Scenes 0.9 2 3.29
8:30PM FOX Bob’s Burgers 1.9 5 4.02
9:00PM FOX Family Guy 2.6 6 5.08
CBS The Good Wife 1.8 4 9.82
ABC Revenge 1.6 4 5.65
9:30PM FOX American Dad 2.2 5 4.35
10:00PM CBS The Mentalist 1.7 4 9.39
ABC Betrayal 0.8 2 2.78

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