Ratings: 'Amazing Race' Finale Slides as NBC Wins With Football
Dec 10 (TheWrap.com) - The season finale of CBS's "The Amazing Race" slid 21 percent from last year's send-off to tie the show's previous low for a finale, while NBC took an expected win on the strength of "Sunday Night Football," according to preliminary numbers.
While NBC's numbers are approximate due to the nature of live sports, the network holds a commanding first place in the 18-49 demographic most important to advertisers with a 5.7 rating/14 share and in total viewers with 15.9 million total viewers. Following three consecutive episodes of "Football Night in America" from 7 to 8:30 p.m., which drew a 2.3/6, 3.3/9 and 5.4/13, the game between Green Bay and Detroit inched up from last week's "Sunday Night Football" at 8:30, posting a 6.9/17 and 18.9 million total viewers. It was by far the night's best-rated and program and most-watched overall.
Fox drew second place in ratings and third in total viewers with a 3.5/9 and 8.5 million. NFL overrun from 7 to 7:30 had a 6.1/17 with 17.3 million total viewers, while overrun combined with "The O.T" at 7:30 had a 4.3/11 with 11.6 million total viewers. "The Simpsons at 8 inched up from its last original airing two weeks ago for a 3.4/9 and had 7.5 million total viewers. "Bob's Burgers" at 8:30 jumped 17 percent to a 2.1/5 and took 4.6 million total viewers, while "Family Guy" at 9 had a 2.8/7 with 5.6 million total viewers. "American Dad" at 9:30 drew a 2.2/5 with 4.7 million total viewers.
CBS came in third in ratings and second in total viewers with a 2.2/5 and 9.6 million. "60 Minutes" at 7 posted a 19/5 with 11.8 million total viewers, while the "Amazing Race" season finale the following hour dropped to a 2.6/6 with 9.3 million total viewers
. "The Mentalist" at 10 dropped 11 percent from its last original two weeks ago for a 1.6/4 and had 7.9 million total viewers.
ABC came in fourth in ratings and total viewers with a 1.6/4 and 6.8 million. "America's Funniest Home Videos" at 7 slid 13 percent for a 1.4/4 with 6.5 million total viewers. The special "Disney's Prep & Landing" the following hour had a 1.4/3, a 27 percent increase over last year's special, and had 4.9 million total viewers. "Disney's Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice" at 8:30 also drew a 1.4/3 and took 4.8 million total viewers, while the movie "Christmas With Holly" at 9 took a 1.8/4 with 7.7 million total viewers.http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/sns-rt-60-minutes-amazing-racemt1thewrap68566-20121210,0,6808427.storyhttp://insidetv.ew.com/2012/12/10/amazing-race-finale-ratings/Amazing Race shocker finale ratings disappointCBS’ Amazing Race delivered a surprising finale last night when the underdog Beekmans came from behind to win the million. But the show’s ratings? Those were a bit more predictable, unfortunately.
The two-hour Race closer had 9.3 million viewers and a 2.6 rating in the adult demo, down 21 percent and ranking and tied as the show’s lowest-rated finale ever.
The strong lead-in didn’t help The Mentalist, which was down 11 percent from its last original.
7-8P 60 MINUTES #12 1.9 11,7668-10P AMAZING RACE #8 2.6 9,337
10-11P MENTALIST #14 1.6 7,891
Among non-sports programming, The Simpsons won Sunday night thanks to a strong football lead-in.http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/12/10/amazing-race-finale-ratings/Primetime Ratings: 'Amazing Race' Finale Ties LowCBS' two-hour fall finale of The Amazing Race drew a 2.6 rating with adults 18-49, according to Nielsen overnight numbers. That was down a tenth from last week and off by 21% from last year's fall finale to tie as the show lowest-rated finale ever. The Mentalist was also down 11% from two weeks ago to a 1.6. CBS finished in third with a 2.2 rating/5 share.
Fox was in second with an NFL-inflated 3.5/9. The Simpsons was up 3% to a 3.4 and Bob's Burgers improved 17% to a 2.1. Family Guy was down a tenth to a 2.8 and American Dad rose 5% to a 2.2.
NBC won again with a 5.7/14 for its NFL coverage. The Detroit Lions-Green Bay Packers game was up 5% in the fast-nationals with a 6.9. Football Night in America was up 12% to a 3.7.
ABC finished in fourth with a 1.6/4. The Hallmark Hall of Fame movie Christmas With Holly drew a 1.8 rating and 7.68 million total viewers, both network highs for the movie franchise.http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/490781-Primetime_Ratings_Amazing_Race_Finale_Ties_Low.php
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