amazing race feb 17 ratings TV ratings: 'The Amazing Race' and CBS lead a weak Sunday on the broadcast netsFast National ratings for Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013

The most-watched show on TV Sunday night probably wasn’t on any of the broadcast networks. Nothing on ABC, CBS, FOX or NBC broke 10 million viewers, so there’s a good chance “The Walking Dead” beat everything else on TV. The AMC series and the NBA All-Star Game on TNT probably will also have the top adults 18-49 marks of the night.

The premiere of the 22nd “Amazing Race” scored the best network numbers of the night for CBS, with ratings about even with its fall debut. “Once Upon a Time” and “Revenge” were up a little from last week for ABC, but they were still on the low side of their season averages. “The Good Wife” and “The Mentalist” were low for CBS as well.

CBS averaged 9.2 million viewers and a 5.7 rating/9 share for the night, leading second-place ABC (5.9 million, 3.5/6) by a substantial margin. NBC (4.4 million, 2.8/4) came in third, and FOX trailed with 3.75 million viewers and a 2.1/3.

FOX led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.7 rating, edging ABC and CBS, which tied for second at 1.6. NBC brought up the rear with a 1.2.

]]>7 p.m. CBS: “60 Minutes” (9.5 million viewers, 6.0/10 households)
ABC: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (6.9 million, 3.9/6)
NBC: “Dateline” (5.4 million, 3.7/6)
FOX: “The Simpsons” rerun (2.2 million, 1.3/2)/”The Cleveland Show” (2.6 million, 1.4/2) 18-49 leader: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (1.5) 8 p.m. CBS: “The Amazing Race” premiere (9.5 million, 5.6/9)
ABC: “Once Upon a Time” (7.5 million, 4.4/7)
FOX: “The Simpsons” (4.6 million, 2.5/4)/”Bob’s Burgers” (4.1 million, 2.1/3)
NBC: “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” rerun (4.25 million, 2.6/4) 18-49 leader: “The Amazing Race” (2.4) 9 p.m. CBS: “The Good Wife” (8.5 million, 5.5/8)
ABC: “Revenge” (6 million, 3.9/6)
FOX: “Family Guy” (4.85 million, 2.7/4)/”American Dad” (4.1 million, 2.3/3)
NBC: “SNL in the ’90s: Pop Culture Nation” rerun (3.8 million, 2.2/3) 18-49 leader: “Family Guy” (2.4) 10 p.m. CBS: “The Mentalist” (9.2 million, 5.9/10)
NBC: “SNL in the ’90s: Pop Culture Nation” rerun (4.2 million, 2.6/4)
ABC: “Zero Hour” rerun (3.05 million, 1.9/3) 18-49 leader: “SNL in the ’90s” (1.6)

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