Ratings: Amazing Race, Good Wife Take Biggest Hits Opposite NFL/MLB/TWD Trifecta

Ratings The Good WIfeOn an evening when every program was down opposite NBC’s Sunday Night Football and Fox’s ALCS coverage, CBS’ The Amazing Race and The Good Wife sustained the biggest hits.

Both TAR (with 8.1 million total viewers and a 1.8 rating) and Good Wife (8.4 mil/1.2 while also battling the ever-mighty Walking Dead premiere) shed viewers while tumbling 25 percent in the coveted 18-49 demo.

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The Mentalist‘s wedding episode, however, capped CBS’ night with an audience gain of 9 percent (drawing 9.4 mil) while slipping two tenths in the demo.

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Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time (7.4 mil/2.3) dipped 7 and 12 percent, yet commanded the night’s best non-sports rating (with The Simpsons on the bench). Revenge followed with 6 mil/1.7 (down 12 percent and two tenths), while Betrayal dropped 23 and 18 percent, to 3 million viewers and a 0.9 rating.

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