Ratings: Revenge Rises, Good Wife and Mentalist Dip, NFL-Boosted Simpsons Leads Pack

Guy_laughing_01101108Thanks to its NFL playoffs lead-in, Fox’s The Simpsons this Sunday drew 12 million total viewers and a 5.2 rating, surging 49 percent in the demo to top all non-sports programs for the night.

Bob’s Burgers led out of that with 6.4 mil and a 3.2, up 33 percent in the demo from its own last fresh outing, while Family Guy (5.7 mil/3.0) and American Dad (5 mil/2.5) were merely flat and up a tenth, respectively.

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Over on ABC, The Bachelor count-Juan (or whatever it was called) special drew 6.3 mil and a 1.8, on par with Once‘s most recent deliveries. Revenge then returned to 6.7 mil and a 1.8, surging 20 percent in the demo from its wedding/shooting episode, while the antepenultimate Betrayal was flat at 3.4 mil/0.8.

CBS’ The Good Wife returned to 9.2 mil/1.4, down 12 percent and two tenths from its fall finale, while The Mentalist (10 mil/1.5) fell 17 percent in the demo. (P.S., folks: We haven’t seen the last of Van Pelt and Rigsby. Yet.)

NBC’s Jimmy Fallon “best of” special did 5.7 mil and a 2.0, giving the Peacock its best non-sports, non-Globes numbers in the time slot in a year.

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