Ratings: Good Wife Eyes Highs, ABC Dramas Rise

Matt Webb Mitovich
Ratings Good Wife Season Highs
Ratings Good Wife Season Highs

CBS’ The Good Wife this Sunday put up especially good numbers, rising 4 percent in total audience to a season-high 9.8 million viewers and rising two tenths to match this season’s best demo rating, 1.6, per fast nationals.

And this was airing an hour later in many markets (due to football overrun), and with the World Series now out of the mix.

Leading into Good Wife, The Amazing Race did 9.4 mil/2.0, up 16 percent and two tenths. The Mentalist swapped in a repeat due to the late start time, thus pushing back all coming episodes by a week.

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Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time (7.5 mil/2.3) and Betrayal (3.5 mil/1.0) each added a handful of viewers and a tenth in the demo, while Revenge rose 11 and 21 percent to 6.3 mil/1.7.

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Fox’s The Simpsons returned to 5.5 mil/2.5 (down 17 percent in the demo), Bob’s Burgers (3.8 mil/1.8) ticked down a tenth, Family Guy (4.9 mil/2.5) was flat and American Dad (3.7 mil/1.9) dipped two tenths.

NBC’s Sunday Night Football, per prelim data (15.4 mil/5.7), was up a smidgen week-to-week.

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