Primetime Ratings: ABC's Lineup Improves Across the Board
NBC wins with football; Fox airs baseball
By Tim Baysinger -- Broadcasting & Cable, 10/22/2012 11:42:28 AM
NBC won again with NFL football, posting an overall 4.8/12. The Pittsburgh Steelers-Cincinnati Bengals matchup was down 13% in the fast nationals to a 6.0. Football Night in America was down 20% to a 2.8.
Due to football runover, CBS' primetime lineup (3.8/10) was pushed back by roughly an hour. 60 Minutes (airing at 8 p.m.), drew a 3.5, The Amazing Race posted a 2.3 and The Good Wife drew a 1.9. Ratings for The Mentalist (which began at 10:56 p.m. in eastern and central time zones) will be issued with the final ratings later Monday. All ratings are approximate and subject to heavy adjustment.
Fox (1.6/4) aired Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. Official numbers will be released later Monday.
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