TV Ratings Sunday: 'Once Upon a Time' Flat, 'Revenge' Up + 'Bob's Burgers' & 'American Dad' Down

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December 3rd, 2012


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 5.3/13 3.2/8 2.1/5 1.7/4 1.1/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 4.5/13 2.3/6 1.6/5 2.0/6 0.9/3
Total Viewers (million) 15.095 13.305 7.004 3.909 2.697


Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for NBC (NFL Football), CBS (which was delayed 41 minutes in several major markets due to football overruns) & FOX (Football Overruns)  are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

NBC was number one among adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On NBC, Sunday Night Football (Eagles/Cowboys) scored a preliminary 6.6 adults 18-49 rating from 8:30-11:00PM, down from last week's 7.6  rating.

On FOX, The Cleveland Show earned 1.6, down four tenths from last week's 2.0 rating.  Bob's Burgers garnered a x from last week's 2.0adults 18-49 rating. American Dad notched a 2.0, down a tenth  from its last original's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, America's Funniest Home Videos was even with last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.Once Upon a Time was also even with last week's 3.1. Your predictions were a little too optimistic .Revenge garnered a 2.4, up two tenths from last week's season low 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. 666 Park Avenue notched a 1.4, also up two tenths from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

Due to overruns,  CBS ratings are scrambled and essentially worthless until we get the finals tomorrow.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, December 2, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00 PM CBS NFL Overrun/ 60 Minutes 5.9 16  21.160
NBC Football Night in America 1.8 5 6.04
ABC America's Funniest home Videos 1.6 4 7.38
FOX NFL Overrun/ Bob's Burgers -R 1.3 3 3.51
7:30 PM NBC Football Night in America 3.2 8 9.55
FOX The Cleveland Show 1.6 4 3.35
8:00 PM NBC Football Night in America 4.9 12 14.52
ABC Once Upon a Time 3.1 7 9.05
CBS 60 Minutes/ The Amazing Race 3.1 7  13.595
FOX The Simpsons -R 1.9 5 4.37
8:30 PM NBC Sunday Night Football (8:30-11) 6.6 16 18.13
FOX Bob's Burgers 1.8 4 3.92
9:00PM ABC Revenge 2.4 5 7.57
CBS The Amazing Race/ The Good Wife 2.2 5  9.690
FOX Family Guy -R 1.9 4 4.13
9:30PM FOX American Dad 2.0 4 4.17
10:00PM CBS The Good Wife/The Mentalist -R 1.5 4  8.776
ABC 666 Park Ave. 1.4 3 4.02

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.



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  • Max

    …And so REVENGE disappoints (as usual) with lackluster numbers for a fall finale.

    When the show returns, it will begin to beaten to a pulp by one episode airing, followed by some award show, another episode, another award show, etc… All of this will lead to record season (and also series) lows for the spring episodes.

    And YOU all know I am on point with this, regardless of whether or not you want to admit it.

    Never a hit, Not a hit, Never will be a hit.

  • Mike

    Max you are late

  • Match

    Max if you say something bad about Revenge i’m gonna track you down and strangle you.

  • Bee

    yay increases! hope either or both of revenge and OUAT tick up.

  • Simon

    Good for Once Upon A Time! This season has so far averaged 3.1 – 3.3 in the demo which is a good indicator that it has settled and found a core audience.

  • Joseph

    Hope revenge gets adjusted up! It was a really good episode!!

  • Skylar James

    Revenge beating once again Scandal, haha

  • Liam

    Ok, so Once rose in total viewership but remained the same in the demo. Good in one way but I was hoping for a demo rise. At least the demo didn’t drop.

  • danny94

    was hoping for a bigger bump for revenge but a 2.4 is still good and much better then what scandal has ever managed.

  • John A

    How the heck does MAX be first every week. 2.4 is sort of disapointing though.

  • amms

    Max you need help…. GO REVENGE and OUAT!!!!!!

  • taylor

    2.4 for Revenge isn’t bad, just not impressive either. It’s still up from last season so whatever.

  • Annie Orhan

    Max works here don’t you know by now they do this just to stir up drama every week 8P

  • Nik

    Max, you make Scandal fans look bad. Please stop it! There’s room for both Revenge and Scandal on the lineup (I watch both, though Scandal is my favorite show on tv now). This isn’t a zero sum game.

    What the hell is up with the Scandal v Revenge on this site? I don’t see this foolery anywhere else. Can’t they just co-exist like they are doing now?

  • HB

    Yay so glad Revenge is UP.Hopefully it can adjust up!
    GO OUAT!

  • Glue

    Max, Go Die In A Hole.

    Revenge Has Better Ratings Than SCANDAL. It Has A BETTER PLOT Than SCANDAL will EVER HAVE. REVENGE: The cast clicks, the acting is sublime and the plotlines are addictive.

    Scandal: Pity Renewal. Will Get Another PITY RENEWAL this year (HOPEFULLY CANCELED)

  • Revenge

    Go Revenge!!!
    Suck it bitches!!!
    Haters will always hate!!!

  • Jeff R

    As someone who was a big fan of season 1 of Revenge, I can say I’ve been much less enthusiastic about season 2. Sophomore slump? Something is missing. I hope they get their mojo back or I think we’ll see the ratings continue to decline.

  • Just

    Max needs some sex, ASAP

  • taylor


    That would require him to leave his mom’s basement.

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