Ratings: NFL Boosts The Following to Series Highs, Revenge and Betrayal Finale Tie Lows

Ratings The Following Season 2 PremiereFox’s The Following on Sunday night returned to 11.2 million total viewers and a 4.4 demo rating — both all-time highs.

That marks a gain of 8 and 38 percent from its freshman premiere and a sharp improvement over its April finale (7.8 mil/2.7), both of which of course aired on Mondays, with no NFL lead-in.

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Per fast nationals subject to uptick, Fox’s coverage of the NFC championship averaged around 45 million viewers and a 15 rating.

The Following will replay its premiere on Monday, Jan 27 at 8/8c, leading into its regular time slot debut.

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Over on ABC, the latest Bachelor clip show thingamabob did 3.9 mil and a 0.9, up in audience but down a tenth in the demo versus last Sunday. Revenge‘s winter finale (5.3 mil/1.3) slipped 7 and 19 percent, while Betrayal‘s finale (3.4 mil/0.7) added audience but ticked down a tenth in the demo — with both shows tying series lows.

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