Ratings: The Good Wife Does Better, Once Ties Low, SNF Eyes a 15-Year High

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CBS’ The Good Wife – which has been firing on all cylinders (and only gets better next Sunday) — this week enjoyed a ratings uptick, rising two tenths in the demo (to a 1.4) and gaining 6 percent in total audience (with 9 million viewers).

Opening the Eye’s night (per preliminary numbers c/o CBS), The Amazing Race (9 mil/1.9) rose 11 percent in audience while flat in the demo. The Mentalist (7.3 mil/1.2), however, dropped 20 percent in total viewers and a tenth in the demo as it eliminated at least one more Red John suspect.

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Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time (7 mil/2.0) fell 17 percent in the demo to tie its series low, Revenge (6.1 mil/1.5) dipped one tenth and Betrayal (3.6 mil/0.9) actually inched up a tenth.

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NBC Sunday Night Football’s coverage of the Broncos-Colts game averaged 26 mil and a 9.5 demo rating, and per overnights stands as the highest-rated October primetime match-up in 15 years (since Vikings-Packers, 10/5/98).

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