sunday night football ratings 101313 TV ratings: NFL rules Sunday, 'Once Upon a Time' and other scripted shows fallFast National ratings for Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013

Sunday was a good night for sports on TV. NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” game between Dallas and Washington was up over last week, and FOX’s coverage of baseball’s American League Championship Series was way up over its comparable coverage last year.

It was not a good night, however, for the non-sports programming on CBS. “The Amazing Race,” “The Good Wife” and “The Mentalist” all recorded series lows among adults 18-49 for CBS, while “Once Upon a Time” and “Revenge” had their lowest-rated fall episodes ever on ABC. “Betrayal” fell below the 1.0 mark in the 18-49 demographic. (In addition to sports, ABC and CBS had to contend with “The Walking Dead” returning on AMC.)

NBC delivered just over 16 million viewers and a 9.3 rating/15 share in households for the night. FOX (10.9 million, 6.9/11) came in second. (NBC’s and FOX’s numbers will change some with adjustments for their live telecasts.) CBS took third with 9.1 million viewers and a 5.9/9, and ABC (5.4 million, 3.4/5) trailed.

NBC also led the 18-49 demographic with a 6.0 rating. FOX finished second with a 3.6, and ABC and CBS tied for third at 1.5.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

FOX: NFL runover (20.6 million viewers, 12.2/20 households)
CBS: “60 Minutes” (10.6 million, 6.9/12)
NBC: “Football Night in America” (7.2 million, 4.2/7)
ABC: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (5.15 million, 3.0/5)

18-49 leader: NFL runover (7.2)

8 p.m.

NBC: “Sunday Night Football” – Washington/Dallas (18 million, 10.3/16)
FOX: American League Championship Series Game 2 – Detroit/Boston (9.5 million, 5.9/9)
CBS: “The Amazing Race” (8.1 million, 5.0/8)
ABC: “Once Upon a Time” (7.4 million, 4.4/7)

18-49 leader: “Sunday Night Football” (6.6)

9 p.m.

NBC: “Sunday Night Football” (19.9 million, 11.6/17)
CBS: “The Good Wife” (8.4 million, 5.5/8)
FOX: ALCS Game 2 (7.8 million, 4.8/7)
ABC: “Revenge” (6 million, 4.0/6)

18-49 leader: “Sunday Night Football” (7.2)

10 p.m.

NBC: “Sunday Night Football” (19 million, 11.2/18)
CBS: “The Mentalist” (9.35 million, 6.1/10)
FOX: ALCS Game 2 (5.5 million, 4.7/7)
ABC: “Betrayal” (3 million, 2.2/4)

18-49 leader: “Sunday Night Football” (7.4)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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Posted by:Rick Porter