Ratings: Mentalist Hits High, Once and Good Wife Flat, Revenge Dips, ABC Sitcoms Suffer

Jan 7 2013, 1:45pm CST | by

Ratings: Mentalist Hits High, Once and Good Wife Flat, Revenge Dips, ABC Sitcoms Suffer
Photo Credit: TV Line

The Mentalist saw big numbers with its winter premiere, rising some 30 percent to hit season highs of 10.73 million total viewers and a 2.1 demo rating.Days of Wine and Roses

Leading into that, The Good Wife (10 mil/1.8) was flat versus its last fresh outing.

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Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time (9 mil/3.1) was flat, Revenge (7 mil/2.3) dipped 9 percent and a tenth, and ABC’s new Sunday bonus serving of Happy Endings (2.6 mil/1.0) and Apartment 23 (2.23 mil/0.9) was down from the sitcoms’ previous Tuesday airings as well as down sharply from 666 Park Avenue‘s most recent tallies (4 mil/1.3).

Reminder that no one will read: Happy Endings and Apt. 23 will still air new episodes on Tuesdays.

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NBC’s The Biggest Loser returned to 7 million total viewers and a 3.0 rating (up 21 percent from its previous premiere). Buoyed by a strong football lead-in, Fox’s The Simpsons (9.7 mil/4.4), Bob’s Burgers (6.5 mil/3.1), Family Guy (7. mil/3.5) and American Dad (5.6 mil/2.8) all surged, with Bob’s Burgers hitting its best numbers since its series debut two years ago.

The Mentalist drew Sunday’s largest primetime non-sports audience, The Simpsons the best demo number.


Source: TV Line

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