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TV ratings: 'Amazing Race' finale down, 'Family Guy' up Sunday

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013FOX's animation lineup got a boost Sunday from an NFL lead-in as "Bob's Burgers," "Family Guy" and American Dad" were all up from their most recent outings and "The Simpsons" was even.The finale of "The Amazing Race" on CBS, however took a hit in adults 18-49, falling half a point compared to last fall's final episode. (The network's primetime was delayed in a number of markets, so its numbers will change some in the final overnights.) NBC led per usual with "Sunday Night Football," and "Once Upon a Time" was up some for ABC.NBC delivered 13.8 million viewers and an 8.3 rating/13 share in households for the night, pending updates for its live NFL telecast. CBS (9.9 million, 6.0/9) came in second, beating out FOX's 8.5 million and 5.0/7. ABC (5.7 million, 3.6/5) trailed.The Peacock also led the 18-49 demographic with a 4.9 rating. FOX came in second... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/tv-ratings-amazing-race-finale-down-family-guy-up-sunday.html

American Dad Season 9 Episode 6 “Independent Movie”

American Dad  Season 9 Episode 6 “Independent Movie” airs Sunday December 1, 2013 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  American Dad Season 9 Episode 6 “Independent Movie” – Determined to get Snot (guest voice Curtis Armstrong) to confront his emotions after his father passes away, Steve and friends embark on an epic cross-country road trip to the funeral. But Steve’s commitment to his friend wavers when he falls for a Pixie Dream Girl (guest voice Zooey Deschanel) along the way. Meanwhile, Stan and Roger invent an automatic cake-cutter for the Home Shopping Network, but their partnership is tested when they only make a “verbal agreement” to split the profits in the all-new “Independent Movie” episode of AMERICAN DAD airing Sunday, Dec. 1 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/12/01/american-dad-season-9-episode-6-independent-movie/

TV ratings: 'The Mentalist' and AMAs rise Sunday but NFL dominates

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013The American Music Awards captured their biggest total audience and best adults 18-49 in four years on Sunday, but that was only good for second place on the night. NBC once again led with "Sunday Night Football," which got big numbers from a highly anticipated game between Denver and New England.Also Sunday, the reveal of Red John on "The Mentalist" gave the show its biggest audience in 10 months, but a character death on "Family Guy" didn't move the needle -- it was even with its performance last week. "The Simpsons," however, was up with an NFL lead-in. NBC averaged 19.6 million viewers and an 11.3 rating/17 share in households for the night, numbers that will likely rise in the final nationals with its life NFL broadcast. ABC (11.4 million, 6.6/10) came in second. CBS (9.78 million, 6.2/9) and FOX (9.77 million, 5.7/8) are currently in a virtual... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/11/tv-ratings-the-mentalist-and-amas-rise-sunday-but-nfl-dominates.html

Exclusive American Dad Video: Mariah Carey Serves Up Some Serious Southern Twang

  Mariah Carey has one of the most well-known voices in the world, but even her most diehard fans — or should we say "lambs" — may have a difficult time identifying her signature pipes when she guest-stars on American Dad . On Sunday's episode (9:30/8:30c, Fox), Carey plays a Texas native named Laura, who invites Stan to...   http://www.tvguide.com/News/Mariah-Carey-American-Dad-Video-1073769.aspx?rss=breakingnews

American Dad Season 9 Episode 5 “Kung Pao Turkey”

American Dad  Season 9 Episode 5 “Kung Pao Turkey” airs Sunday November 24, 2013 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  American Dad Season 9 Episode 5 “Kung Pao Turkey” – Stan’s plans for a perfect Thanksgiving watching football in his underwear are thwarted when Francine invites her adoptive parents to join them for the holiday. Meanwhile, Francine’s mom encourages Hayley to get back on the dating scene and invites an eligible bachelor over, but her true intentions are revealed at Thanksgiving dinner in the all-new “Kung Pao Turkey” episode of AMERICAN DAD airing Sunday, Nov. 24 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX (DAD-807) (TV-14 D, L, V) Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/11/24/american-dad-season-9-episode-5-kung-pao-turkey/

American Dad Season 9 Episode 4 “Crotchwalkers”

American Dad  Season 9 Episode 4 “Crotchwalkers” airs Sunday November 10, 2013 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  American Dad Season 9 Episode 4 “Crotchwalkers” – In a desperate attempt to show Steve that she’s still a “cool” mom, Francine teaches him a vast array of shoplifting techniques to try out at the local mall. But when their attempt to pull off the ultimate heist at “The Gash” goes awry, Steve is captured and sent to a Venezuelan sweatshop. Meanwhile, Roger, Hayley and Klaus form Langley Falls’ first Russian Balalaika trio. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/11/10/american-dad-season-9-episode-4-crotchwalkers/

American Dad Season 9 Episode 3 “Buck, Wild”

American Dad  Season 9 Episode 3 “Buck, Wild” airs Sunday November 3, 2013 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  American Dad Season 9 Episode 3 “Buck, Wild” – Steve is eager to prove that he’s no longer a little boy, so he sets off to prove his manhood by joining Stan, Bullock (guest voice Patrick Stewart) and the rest of the CIA on their annual hunting trip. Meanwhile, Roger and Klaus set off on a cross-country road trip. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/11/03/american-dad-season-9-episode-3-buck-wild/

TV ratings: NFL and 'Treehouse of Horror' lead Sunday, 'Revenge' and 'Betrayal' dip

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013NFL games dominated the ratings Sunday night, with NBC's prime-time telecast drawing its usual solid numbers (though a blowout game drove it down a little vs. last week) and a late-afternoon game spilling into the evening giving CBS a big boost.Also Sunday, "The Simpsons'" annual "Treehouse of Horror" episode scored the best adults 18-49 rating of all the non-football programming for the night. "Once Upon a Time" was fairly steady for ABC, but "Revenge" and "Betrayal" both fell off from last week's premieres.CBS currently stands in the lead among total viewers with 15.2 million and a 9.3 rating/15 share in households, but those numbers will change with the late-afternoon NFL runover and a couple of affiliates airing another evening game. NBC (12.6 million, 7.5/12) came in second, with its numbers also subject to change. ABC (5.3 million, 3.3/5) was a ways back in third, and FOX trailed with... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/10/tv-ratings-nfl-and-treehouse-of-horror-lead-sunday-revenge-and-betrayal-dip.html

American Dad Season 9 Episode 2 “Poltergasm”

American Dad  Season 9 Episode 2 “Poltergasm” airs Sunday October 6, 2013 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  American Dad Season 9 Episode 2 “Poltergasm” – Francine’s “Poltergasm” starts to haunt the Smith household when she is unsatisfied by Stan in the sack, and Roger must conjure a medium named Zelda Rubinstein to help eliminate the ghost. Meanwhile, Hayley introduces her new boy-toy, Mauricio (guest voice Diego Luna), to the family. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/10/06/american-dad-season-9-episode-2-poltergasm/

TV ratings: 'Once Upon a Time,' 'The Good Wife' and 'Family Guy' all open down Sunday

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013With a big finale and a number of premieres on cable, Sunday's slate of broadcast-network premieres fell well short of the benchmark they set a year ago."Sunday Night Football" once again carried NBC to an easy win for the night, but for just about every other show, the numbers were down compared to this time a year ago. ABC's "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" both dropped by double-digit percentages in adults 18-49, and "Betrayal" opened well below where "666 Park Avenue" did last year. ("OUAT" and "Revenge" at least improved on their averages from last spring.) CBS' "The Amazing Race," "The Good Wife" and "The Mentalist" were all down, as were "Family Guy" and the rest of FOX's animated shows.(Numbers for the finale of "Breaking Bad," which likely had a sizable effect on the 9 p.m. shows, and premieres on Showtime and HBO will be available later... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/09/tv-ratings-once-upon-a-time-the-good-wife-and-family-guy-all-open-down-sunday.html