Ratings: The Mentalist Rises, Revenge Ticks Up

The MentalistThe Mentalist saw ratings growth this Sunday, gaining as much as 25 percent in the coveted 18-49 demo (to a 2.0), at least based on preliminary overnight data.

Opening the night for CBS, however, both The Amazing Race and The Good Wife appeared flat week-to-week. (Final numbers for CBS are pending, once 22 minutes of NFL overrun are factored out.)

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Over on ABC, both Once Upon a Time (with a 3.0 rating) and 666 Park Avenue (1.5) were steady in total audience yet saw demo declines of 12 percent, while Revenge With Special Guest Star Meg Masters (2.7) inched up a tenth.

In the sporting arenas, NBC’s Sunday Night Football coverage of the Green Bay-Houston game is poised to be up 11 percent from last week’s match-up, while Fox’s broadcast of the NCLS Game 1 between the Cardinals and Giants — drawing 6 million total viewers and a 1.9 rating — is on par with last year’s comparable divisional series opener.

What were you tuned into this Sunday evening? (Numbers for the Walking Dead Season 3 premiere are not yet in, and will be covered separately.)