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Tuesday, October 15, 2013


7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:00 Once Upon a Time
Viewers: 7.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
9:00 Revenge
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 Betrayal
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 10.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
8:00 The Amazing Race
Viewers: 8.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 The Good Wife
Viewers: 8.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 The Mentalist
Viewers: 9.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

7:00 Football Night in America
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
8:00 NFL Pregame
Viewers: 11.8 million, 18-49 demo: 4.5
8:30 Sunday Night Football
Viewers: 22.1 million, 18-49 demo: 8.4

7:00 NFL Overrun
Viewers: 26.7 million, 18-49 demo: 9.2
7:30 The OT
Viewers: 14.1 million, 18-49 demo: 5.1
8:00 MLB Playoffs
Viewers: 8.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4 

On a Sunday night with big football numbers, baseball playoffs, and an incredible 16.1 million viewers tuning into The Walking Dead season premiere on AMC, there was not much room left for ABC and CBS. ABC started with the season premiere of America's Funniest Home Videos at a very low 1.2 demo. It tends to perk up when football is over. At 8pm, Once Upon a Time was down half a million viewers and two tenths in the demo. At 9pm, Revenge got absolutely clobbered by The Walking Dead and sports as it was down eight tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo, nearly hitting a series low. Revenge doesn't look like it's ever going to get back to strong numbers again. At 10pm, Betrayal was down a million viewers and three tenths in the demo to a terrible 0.8. A 0.7 demo got Lucky 7 cancelled, how much lower can this show go? The only question is will ABC quickly pull another drama so soon...

Things were just as bad for CBS. At 7pm, 60 Minutes was close to its numbers from two weeks ago when it didn't have a direct football lead-in. At 8pm, The Amazing Race was down a big 1.6 million viewers and half a demo point, tying a series low. CBS Sunday is skewing older and older. It was even more noticeable for the 9pm and 10pm dramas. At 9pm, The Good Wife was down seven tenths in viewers and four tenths in the demo for a series low while The Mentalist also hit a series low. It was actually up eight tenths in viewers but down two tenths in the demo despite starting nearly an hour earlier. The performance of these two dramas makes every other drama on CBS (except Hostages) breathe a sigh of relief.

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