revenge s2 premiere ratings TV ratings: 'Revenge' beats 'The Good Wife' in adults 18 49 Sunday; '666 Park Avenue' starts modestlyFast National ratings for Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012

“Revenge” opened its second season with ratings very similar to its series premiere last year, beating “The Good Wife” head-to-head among adults 18-49 — though the CBS show had a few more total viewers — and helping ABC’s new Sunday lineup score pretty solid numbers. “Once Upon a Time” also opened pretty well, although “666 Park Avenue” had a softer start at 10 o’clock.

Elsewhere, NBC got more big numbers from “Sunday Night Football” to win the night, and “The Simpsons” had a pretty good premiere for FOX thanks to an NFL lead-in.

NBC delivered 16.6 million viewers and a 10.2 rating/16 share in households for the evening, leading second-place FOX (11 million, 6.4/10) by a pretty wide margin. CBS averaged 10.5 million viewers and a 6.8/11 to finish third overall. ABC drew 8.4 million people and a 5.2/8.

NBC also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 6.4 rating. The NFL runover helped FOX score a 4.6. ABC posted a 2.7 and CBS a 2.1.

]]>7 p.m. FOX: NFL runover/”The OT” (20.3 million viewers, 12.0/20 households)
CBS: “60 Minutes” (11.5 million, 7.7/13)
NBC: “Football Night in America” (6.8 million, 4.3/7)
ABC: “Once Upon a Time: Magic Is Coming” (6 million, 3.7/6) 18-49 leader: NFL runover/”The OT” (7.8) 8 p.m. NBC: “Sunday Night Football” – Giants/Eagles (19.6 million, 11.9/18)
ABC: “Once Upon a Time” season premiere (11 million, 6.4/10)
CBS: “The Amazing Race” season premiere (9.7 million, 6.0/9)
FOX: “The Simpsons” season premiere (8 million, 4.8/7)/”Bob’s Burgers” season premiere (5.4 million, 3.1/5) 18-49 leader: “Sunday Night Football” (7.4) 9 p.m. NBC: “Sunday Night Football” (21.7 million, 13.2/19)
CBS: “The Good Wife” season premiere (9.8 million, 6.5/10)
ABC: “Revenge” season premiere (9.5 million, 6.0/9)
FOX: “Family Guy” season premiere (6.5 million, 3.8/6)/”American Dad” season premiere (5.2 million, 3.0/4) 18-49 leader: “Sunday Night Football” (8.4) 10 p.m. NBC: “Sunday Night Football” (18.5 million, 11.6/19)
CBS: “The Mentalist” season premiere (10.8 million, 7.0/11)
ABC: “666 Park Avenue” series premiere (7 million, 4.6/7) 18-49 leader: “Sunday Night Football” (7.5)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter