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Sunday Final Ratings: No Adjustments to 'Revenge', 'The Following' or 'Betrayal' & Final NFC Championship Numbers

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January 22nd, 2014

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There were no adjustments to any original non-sports programming among adults 18-49 versus Sunday's preliminary ratings. Final football numbers are also below.

Want to know why adjustments occur to the preliminary ratings? Read this.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, January 19, 2014:

Time Net Show 18-49 rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 FOX NFL Football (49ers/Seahawks) (6:42-9:59PM) 19.0/47 55.91
CBS 60 Minutes - R 1.3/3 7.89
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos - R 0.9/2 4.39
NBC Dateline  - R 0.8/2 4.37
8:00 ABC The Bachelor: Love Stories 0.9/2 3.94
NBC  Bridesmaids (8-11PM) 0.9/2 3.22
CBS The Good Wife - R 0.7/2 4.42
9:00 ABC Revenge (9-10:01PM) 1.3/3 5.37
CBS The Mentalist - R 0.7/2 4.57
10:00 CBS Criminal Minds - R 1.0/3 6.19
ABC Betrayal - Finale (10:01-11PM) 0.7/2 3.31
10:30 FOX The Following (10:19-11:19) - Season Premiere 4.4/12 11.18

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

 
  • Jerry

    Cue all the Revenge haters saying that

    - Revenge is dead
    - Syndication won’t save this show
    - Serialized shows cannot be syndicated, and does poorly in syndication
    - Ridiculous BOP or Happy Endings comparisons

    Did I miss anything?

  • Setheriel

    @Jerry

    LOL, I think that covers it! The bring back BOP folks are the most hilarious imo.

  • Jerry

    Anyway I do want Revenge to succeed, and it’s quite incredible that to me, each of the January episodes have been better than any of the first 10 episodes of the season. Many fans have said that Revenge season 3 is a lot better than season 2, but I never felt that way until the January episodes. There is actual plot development, lines are drawn.

    I read somewhere that Paul Lee said recently that Revenge is a “self-starter” and can go on for seasons. I take that as a sign that it would be renewed. I would actually hate that Revenge might go on for seasons, perhaps it might be good for Revenge to have somewhat low ratings so that they will only renew it for a final 4th season to complete the series with the writers’ conclusion instead of dragging it out for seasons before dumping it with a cliffhanger ending.

    So I think basically Revenge is safe for at least one more season, unless of course, Paul Lee gets sacked and the new executive wants to switch things up.

  • Michael

    Awesome for The Following.

  • Nasir

    Good job for The Following. Definitely one of my favorite shows.

  • HalCapone

    Revenge is perfectly fine pulling that rating against the jaw dropping FOX NFL ratings. Any new episode of a scripted show on any network would have declined similarly against the game. Revenge has found its mojo once again and is firing on all cylinders w/r/t a highly engaging story arc.

    But yes, Jerry, the Revenge haters will be all over this season low/series tying low like flies on excrement.

  • John A

    The following lost 44 million viewers from its lead in. Next monday it probably be no higher than a 2.5.

  • DSC

    wow!! The following had no adjustments? those are awesome premiere numbers.

  • Jordan

    @John A, The Following actually didn’t lose 44 million from its lead-in considering the actual football game finished at 9:59. The OT started at 10 and finished at 10:18, which for some reason isn’t listed here.

  • Bad Wolf

    @John A

    And, of course, everybody expected The Following to retain all of its leadin’s viewership, especially with a 20 minutes gap between them.

  • Jake

    The following premiere was a special preview, and it will be shown again on Monday.

  • Jerry

    @HalCapone

    I think the sheer fact that the ratings of Revenge’s January episodes, are on par with that of the Fall episodes, despite facing the double whammy of NFC championship and Golden Globes, is a testament of improving word-of-mouth. This is also done without OUAT lead-in, so Revenge has to built on audience (it doesn’t get advantage of OUAT fans lazy to turn the channel), which means people who watch Revenge will be people who tune in solely to watch it.

    I hope it can continue to narrow the gap between Season 2 and 3 ratings,

    Season 2 to Season 3 premiere: 3.2 to 2.3, 0.9 deficit
    2nd episode: 2.6 and 1.9, 0.7 deficit
    Golden Globe episode: 2.0 to 1.6, 0.4 deficit
    NFC game: 1.7 to 1.3, 0.4 deficit

    Episode 13: 1.4 (against Grammys) for season 2, 1.3 (against NFC) for season 3

    Luckily it doesn’t have to face Grammys!

  • Jacquelyn

    Syndication will save Revenge but I think S4 is the last for that show.

  • Lukes

    The result for The Following seems to be a case study of how the lead counts on the ratings.

    I also think Revenge would have fared better without the embarrassing Bachelor Love stories lead-in.
    Still, we have to see what it will do the next weeks…

  • THE OLD MAN

    Amazing NFL numbers!

  • Ultima

    @Lukes
    I also think Revenge would have fared better without the embarrassing Bachelor Love stories lead-in.
    Still, we have to see what it will do the next weeks…

    Revenge doesn’t air again until March.

  • Max Vrany

    The OT had 30.339 million viewers and an 11.3 A18-49 rating.

  • Shepherd

    @Jerry

    Season 2 to Season 3 premiere: 3.2 to 2.3, -28%
    2nd episode: 2.6 and 1.9, -27%
    Golden Globe episode: 2.0 to 1.6, -20%
    NFC game: 1.7 to 1.3, -24%

    Not exactly what I’d call “narrowing the gap” although 2014 numbers have been better than the fall numbers.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    I’m curious to see how The Following fares on Mondays. Love it!! Hope it settles in the 3′s.

  • CBSviewer

    @ John A.

    The following lost 44 million viewers from its lead in. Next monday it probably be no higher than a 2.5.

    Which is enough for FOX ;)

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