ABC's 'Once Upon a Time' Returns Up 11 Percent

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November 26th, 2012

via press note:

Up against big NFL competition from Sunday Night Football (Green Bay Packers-NY Giants) and a high-rated NFL primetime overrun on Fox, ABC was up over the year-ago Sunday by 11% in Adults 18-49.


Despite being preempted the prior Sunday for the AMAs, ABC’s Once Upon a Time surged by double digits from its most recent telecast two weeks ago in Adults 18-49 (+11%). Shooting up from its lead-in 8pm (+88%) against sports-driven competition on Fox and NBC, ABC’s Once Upon a Time stood as the top-rated non-sports show in its hour in Adults 18-49, beating out Fox’s NFL-fueled animated comedies (The Simpsons/Bob’s Burgers) by 11% and CBS’ The Amazing Race XXI by 20%. In addition, the ABC drama finished #1 straight out in its time period with key Women (W18-34/W18-49). ABC’s Once Upon a Time sees big increases via time-shifted playback, spiking over its preliminary Live + Same Day numbers by 3.0 million viewers and by 1.4 Adult 18-49 rating points (+41%) in the final L+7 Day ratings.


  • · In addition to increasing 11% in Adults 18-49 from its last broadcast, Once Upon a Time also posted strong gains from two weeks ago with Adults 18-34 (+13%) and key Women: W18-34 +20% and W18-49 +11%.


During the 9pm hour, ABC’s Revenge beat CBS’ competing drama The Good Wife for the 8th straight telecast this season, leading by 29% in Adults 18-49. In addition, for its the 3rd consecutive telecast, Revenge beat out its non-sports competition on CBS (The Good Wife) and Fox (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show) by wide margins in Adults 25-54 and across the key Women demographics. Jumping in TV playback, on average this season Revenge jumps from its L+SD to L+7 numbers by 2.9 million viewers and by 1.2 Adult 18-49 rating points (+43%).


  • · On average, Revenge is growing from the same point in its freshman season among both Total Viewers (+3%) and Adults 18-49 (+6%).


  • Max

    Nice spin there ABC for REVENGE.

  • Ali

    Max: please shut-up, please go away

  • marcos

    lol this time they didnt even mention 666b

  • Dan

    They could have at least mentioned that 666 Park Avenue stayed steady lol.

  • Raul

    #ABC Nation

  • renny

    I don’t get how revenge is doing better then the goodwife, the goodwife always beats revenge in millions ratings, like wtf also the goodwife is in 4th season gets a 9.52m to 6.80m against a show classed a hit in second season.

  • munN

    Love the all shows of ABC!!!

  • Justin121

    Breaks are momentum killer for heavily serilized shows.

    Please run REVENGE Jan-May, ABC, or in 6-12 blocks.

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