Judd Apatow

The Simpsons topped Sunday with a huge boost from football.

Coming off the final wild card game between the 49ers and Packers, The Simpsons drew 12 million viewers and a 5.2 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, surging 49 percent from its last new episode. Bob's Burgers (6.4 million, 3.2) followed with a 33 percent improvement, but Family Guy (5.8 million, 3.0) and American Dad! (5 million, 2.5) were flat and just up a tenth, respectively.

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ABC's The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo grabbed 6.3 million and a 1.8, on par with Once Upon a Time's numbers. Revenge (6.7 million, 1.8) was up 20 percent and Betrayal (3.4 million, 0.8) was even.

NBC's Best of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special delivered 5.7 million and a 2.0, posting the network's best non-sports and non-Golden Globes numbers in the slot in a year.

On CBS, The Good Wife (9.2 million, 1.4) and The Mentalist (9.9 million, 1.5) both suffered double-digit percentage drops.

Meanwhile, PBS enjoyed a big night. The fourth season of Downton Abbey premiered to 10.2 million viewers — a 22 percent increase from Season 3's average and the highest-rated drama premiere in PBS history.

8 p.m.

CBS: Elementary (R) 6.7 million viewers (1.0 demo rating) 
ABC: The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo 6.3 million (1.8)
Fox: The Simpsons 12 million (5.2); Bob's Burgers 6.4 million (3.2)
NBC: Dateline 5.9 million (1.3) [7-9 p.m.] 

9 p.m.
CBS:
 The Good Wife 9.2 million (1.4) 
ABC: Revenge 6.7 million (1.8) 
Fox: Family Guy 5.8 million (3.0); American Dad! 5 million (2.5)
NBC: Best of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special 5.7 million (2.0) [9-11 p.m.]

10 p.m.
CBS:
 The Mentalist 9.9 million (1.5) 
ABC: Betrayal 3.4 million (0.8)