The overnights are in for Sunday, October 21. Below is a roundup of Nielsen ratings reports:
ONCE UPON A TIME garnered a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating, up from last week's 3.0. REVENGE scored 2.8, up from last week's 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. 666 PARK AVENUE scored a 1.8, up from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.
THE GOOD WIFE scored a 1.9, up two tenths from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.
Football ignited both CBS and NBC, with an approximate 56-minute primetime football overrun lifting the Eye net to first overall in total viewers, and NBC to No. 1 among adults 18-49 courtesy of Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (according to the fast affiliate results from Nielsen).
ABC was competitive from 8-10 p.m. care of ONCE UPON A TIME and REVENGE, but week four of struggling 666 PARK AVENUE (Viewers: #4: 4.93 million; A18-49: #3, 1.8/ 4 from 10-11 p.m.) slipped by 3.52 million viewers and 36 percent among adults 18-49 from the 9:30 p.m. portion of REVENGE.
THE WALKING DEAD was down but still remains the #1 program of the fall season among Adults 18-49, excluding sports:
- 6.8 HH RTG
- 9.5 million total viewers
- 6,489,000 adults 18-49
- 5,513,000 adults 25-54
On the heels of HOMELAND's biggest numbers yet, with newly-released, record-breaking across platform ratings for its second season, Showtime has ordered a third season, consisting of 12 new, one-hour episodes. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. Homeland returned for its second season on Sept. 30th, up 60 percent from its season one premiere, delivering 2.07 million viewers for the night. The season two premiere week of Homeland attracted 5.2 million viewers across platforms (including Live+7, DVR and On Demand), up 25 percent vs. season one (4.1 million), a series high and the best performance ever for a sophomore series on Showtime. Last night, HOMELAND delivered its highest-rated episode ever with 1.75 million viewers at 10 p.m., a series high that outperformed its season two premiere (vs. 1.73 million). Four weeks into the season, On Demand has increased views of the HOMELAND season two premiere to a total of 5.7 million viewers. Season three will begin production spring 2013. The series is produced by FOX 21.
“The Emmy wins for HOMELAND have certainly set the stage for a great second season,” said Nevins. “The writers, cast and crew of HOMELAND continue to create a remarkably entertaining and suspenseful roller coaster ride, growing audiences week after week. We can't wait for our viewers to experience what unfolds through the rest of season two. Our partners at Fox 21 have been tremendous, and we are thrilled to begin the planning for HOMELAND's third season."
Most recently, HOMELAND tied for the most wins of any program this year at the Emmy Awards, honored with six wins including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, and Outstanding Lead Actress and Actor in a Drama Series. Additionally, HOMELAND has been awarded Golden Globe Awards, Peabody, Television Critics Association, AFI and Critics' Choice Awards in its freshman season. In the week leading up to its season two premiere, HOMELAND season one received 1.7 million views On Demand, the most pre-premiere viewing of a previous season On Demand in Showtime series history. HOMELAND is currently filming the conclusion of season two in North Carolina.