TV Ratings: 'Revenge,' 'Family Guy,' 'Mentalist' Rise on Sunday
CBS and Fox share a narrow victory in the key demo, while ABC freshman "Red Widow" dips and "Celebrity Apprentice" maintains its modest premiere score.
Fast National returns have CBS tying Fox for a win among adults 18-49 (1.8 rating) on Sunday night and averaging a dominant 9.8 million viewers. The lineup started with an even 60 Minutes (1.6 adults), The Amazing Race (2.3 adults) and The Good Wife (1.5 adults), which were down one and two tenths of a point, respectively. The Mentalist (1.6 adults) grew by a tenth of a point from last week.
Sharing CBS' demo score, Fox started the night with an encore of Bob's Burgers and a special 7:30 airing of American Dad (1.6 adults) before an even episode of The Simpsons (2.2 adults) followed in its regular slot. A special Cleveland Show (1.8 adults) was even with its last showing in its normal time slot. Family Guy (2.6) adults was up two tenths of a point and the strongest demo performer of the night. And Bob's Burgers (1.8 adults) rose a tenth of a point in another special airing. The network averaged 3.9 million viewers.
ABC was close in the demo with a 1.7 rating for the night, pulling a second-place haul of 6.5 million viewers. America's Funniest Home Videos (1.4 adults) dropped three tenths of a point from its last original. Once Upon a Time (2.2 adults) was even, while Revenge (2.0 adults) returned from a three-week hiatus up two tenths of a point. Red Widow (1.2 adults) dropped three tenths of a point from last week's series premiere.
An encore of Celebrity Apprentice led into an even two-hour episode (1.7 adults) on NBC, giving the network an average 1.3 adults rating and 3.8 million viewers for the night.
Univision averaged a 1.0 rating with adults 18-49 and 2.7 million viewers.