TV Ratings: Pro Bowl Leads Soft Sunday, 'Once Upon a Time' and 'Good Wife' Grow
UPDATED: Early numbers give the Super Bowl's less attractive sibling a demo win for NBC, while ABC's fantasy drama tops scripted and "Undercover Boss" grabs the most eyes.
Fast affiliate ratings give Sunday's Pro Bowl between the AFC and NFC a victory for NBC. The game, now played the week before the Super Bowl for four years, posted a 3.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 10.7 million viewers for the network. Time zone adjusted figures will move the final number around, but last year's match-up on Fox earned a 4.1 in the demo and 13.4 million.
The other three nets were neck-and-neck, separated by only a tenth of a point from one another in adults 18-49.
CBS grabbed a second place 2.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 11.4 million viewers. 60 Minutes (1.5) led into the night's most-watched program, Undercover Boss, which pulled in 13.1 million viewers and a 3.0 in the demo. The Good Wife grew by 10 percent for a 2.2 among 18-49-ers, while CSI: Miami dropped 15 percent for a 2.2 in adults.
Scoring a 2.1 in adults 18-49 and 7.96 million viewers, ABC placed third with America's Funniest Home Videos (1.9), Once Upon a Time (3.4) and TV movie A Smile as Big as the Moon (1.5). Once marked the strongest scripted showing of the night, growing 6 percent from last week's original episode.
Fox's animation block was down without its NFL lead-in and pulled a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.1 million viewers for the night. Following a repeat of Bob's Burgers, new episodes of The Cleveland Show (1.3 in adults), The Simpsons (2.4), Napoleon Dynamite (2.1), Family Guy (3.0) and American Dad (2.4) were all down.
Sunday, Jan. 30, Overnight Ratings:
NBC: 2012 AFC/NFC Pro Bowl (12.3 million viewers, 3.9 rating among adults 18-49)
ABC: America's Funniest Home Videos (6.8 million, 1.8)
CBS: 60 Minutes (10.7 million viewers, 1.4)
Fox: Bob's Burgers (R) (1.7 million, 0.7)
Fox: The Cleveland Show (5.1 million, 2.4)
NBC: 2012 AFC/NFC Pro Bowl (11.9 million, 4.1)
ABC: Once Upon a Time (10.8 million, 3.4)
CBS: Undercover Boss (13.1 million, 3.0)
Fox: The Simpsons (5.1 million, 2.4)
Fox: Napoleon Dynomite (4.4 million, 2.1)
NBC: 2012 AFC/NFC Pro Bowl (9.95 million, 3.5)
Fox: Family Guy (5.9 million, 3.0)
CBS: The Good Wife (10.95 million, 2.2)
ABC: A Smile as Big as the Moon (6.9 million, 1.6)
Fox: American Dad (4.8 million, 2.4)
NBC: 2012 AFC/NFC Pro Bowl (8.2 million, 2.9)
CBS: CSI: Miami (10.5 million, 2.2)
ABC: A Smile as Big as the Moon (6.9 million, 1.5)