Pro Bowl game slips slightly but wins the night for NBC
The Pro Bowl game pushed NBC to an overall win Sunday night, while CBS's "The Good Wife" fell to a series low, according to preliminary numbers.
While NBC's numbers for the night are approximate due to the nature of live sports, the network currently holds the top spot in the advertiser-preferred 18-49 demographic with a 3.3 rating/8 share and in total viewers 9.9 million total viewers. The pre-game show at 7 p.m. posted a 3.0/9 with 10.2 million total viewers. The game itself at 7:30 drew a 3.7/11, down 8 percent from the preliminary ratings for last year's game — but it was still the night's best performance in the demo. The game scored 9.8 million total viewers.
Fox drew second place in the demo with a 1.9/5 and was fourth in total viewers with 3.9 million. After a "Bob's Burgers" repeat at 7, "The Cleveland Show" dropped slightly from its last original two weeks ago with a 1.2/3, and drew 2.6 million total viewers. "The Simpsons" at 8 had a 2.4/6 and took 5.3 million total viewers, while a new "Bob's Burgers" at 8:30 slid 13 percent from its last original two weeks ago for a 2.0/5. It had 4.2 million total viewers. "Family Guy" at 9 was also down 13 percent, taking a 2.8/7, and 5.6 million total viewers. "American Dad" at 9:30 dropped 13 percent for a 2.1/5 in the demo and drew 4.2 million total viewers.
CBS took third place in ratings and second in total viewers with a 1.5/4 and 9.7 million. "60 Minutes" at 7 had a 1.7/5 and 11.5 million total viewers, the night's largest audience. After an "NCIS" repeat at 8, "The Good Wife" at 9 slid 21 percent from its last original two weeks ago, hitting a series low of 1.5/4. It took 9.3 million total viewers. "The Mentalist" at 10 dropped 14 percent from its last original two weeks ago for a 1.8/5, and took 10.3 million total viewers.
ABC came in fourth in ratings and third in total viewers with a 1.2/3 and 5.2 million. Following repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" and "Once Upon a Time," the Hallmark Hall of Fame special "The Makeover" drew a 1.1/3 — down 27 percent from last year's special — and had 5.2 million total viewers.