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Tuesday, November 13, 2012


7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
8:00 Once Upon a Time
Viewers: 8.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.7
9:00 Revenge
Viewers: 7.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5
10:00 666 Park Avenue
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 11.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
8:00 The Amazing Race
Viewers: 9.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5
9:00 The Good Wife
Viewers: 9.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
10:00 The Mentalist
Viewers: 10.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9

7:00 Football Night in America
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
8:00 NFL Pregame
Viewers: 7.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
8:30 Sunday Night Football
Viewers: 20.9 million, 18-49 demo: 7.9

7:00 NFL Overrun
Viewers: 24.3 million, 18-49 demo: 8.7
8:20 The Simpsons
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 3.2
8:50 Bob's Burgers
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
9:20 Family Guy
Viewers: 5.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.7
9:50 Family Guy
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3

On Sunday night, ABC had a rough go of it as all three dramas hit season lows following America's Funniest Home Videos, which dropped nine tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo. The worst news came at 8pm though where Once Upon a Time tumbled 1.4 million viewers and eight tenths in the demo for a series low. I have no idea how to explain this mammoth drop at a time of year where shows often rise. This is a real troubling result but we'll see next week if it was a fluke or not. At 9pm, Revenge was down two tenths in viewers and the demo. It hit a season low but had better retention out of Once than usual. Finally at 10pm, 666 Park Avenue was down a tenth in viewers and the demo for a series low. This is a dead show walking. 

CBS did not have a direct football lead-in which of course meant a huge drop for 60 Minutes - it was down 4.9 million viewers and 1.8 demo points but it's really comparing apples and oranges. At 8pm, The Amazing Race was down a million viewers and a tenth in the demo. The Good Wife followed and was down nine tenths in viewers but even in the demo. Only The Mentalist was up as it benefited from not starting at 10:30pm. It was up 1.1 million viewers and a tenth in the demo. Why CBS won't flip this show and The Good Wife, I have no idea. It seems like it could do way better at 9pm and I don't think The Good Wife would do much worse at 10pm. 

NBC's football showdown between the 7-1 Texans and 7-1 Bears was down slightly from  last week's Cowboys-Falcons matchup. FOX had big numbers from a very long NFL overrun (thanks to a tie in 49ers-Rams). That of course helped The Simpsons which was up 1.4 million viewers and six tenths in the demo. Bob's Burgers was also up a million viewers and six tenths in the demo. The halo effect didn't extend to Family Guy's two episodes. The first was up only slightly from last week while the second was down from last week. This show is suffering this year after being a big demo performer even as the animated lineup was suffering last year.

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