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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  • Steve

    Revenge will prob get adjusted up to a 2.5, which puts it well ahead of most of ABC’s other dramas, minus Grey’s and Once Upon. The real important thing is that it also handily won its time slot vs other non football. All is good at Revenge camp

  • vincentdante

    Unless the assassination atempt on a sitting president ploy works, Scandal will have to make due with a “let’s keep Shonda happy” renewal.

  • allyo

    Max just shut up how can you say that Revenge isnt a hit when scandal would kill for revenge numbers!!

  • Hubert R. Wentland

    revenge suprisingly low. but im glad. viewers are tired – I know I am. if the show ends this (doubtful) or next year, I think I will watch all the episodes I missed. but if they go longer, and have even more boring soapy b, c, d and z-plots, I won’t return.

  • Michael

    Indeed, Revenge is not in the best shape but it’s pretty good because don’t forget The Walking Dead on AMC…

  • Ali

    Max, your SCANDAL can SUCK IT!

  • bhagya

    Revenge went up, though it is down from last winter finale?.
    The last episode of Scandal was promoted like anything yet it pulled a meagre 2.2

  • CoolRanchDoritos

    Do you wake up every Monday & just keep refreshing til the ratings come up.

    Always the first comment & only comments on Revenge. You freakin loser.

    You know its quite ok to start watching it, i can tell you all about it. We won’t judge you.

  • Jamie


    You’re just a creep. Sitting, waiting, trolling.

  • israelCD

    GO Revenge !!!

  • Steve

    Also, can I point out that the picture of Barbara Hershey for this post is fabulous? She is rocking on Once Upon right now. Her and Hook make me wanna cross over to the dark side haha

  • HB



    Hook-Cora vs Regina-Rumple

    BRING IT ON!!!

  • Nikki

    I think Max is my favourite commenter on this site. No one gets nearly as much attention as he does, haha.

  • DW

    who knew that mediocre Dallas team and a bad Philly team would pull that number.oh yeah its the NFC. :)

  • RyanCanada

    Revenge and OUAT were such good episodes

  • Ram510

    Thats what I guessed for OUAT and Revenge, I thought it was weird people thought they would increase a half a ratings point, especially Revenge. It’s just a busy night

  • s0303

    fox repeats did better than the original episodes…

    good for once upon a time

    sucky teams for football…neither will make the playoffs.

  • r0ckmypants

    American Dad did better out of a Family Guy repeat than The Cleveland Show did last week out of a Family Guy original. I wouldn’t be surprised if Cleveland doesn’t get an order for another cycle.

    I don’t understand the reasoning behind airing a new Bob’s Burgers out of a Simpsons repeat and a new American Dad out of a Family Guy repeat.

    Good for Revenge; last night’s episode was one of the season’s strongest, even though I miss Emily being the central figure of the show. She’s taken the backseat to the myriad supporting players this year.

    Also… y’all are crazy. You say you hate Max so much, yet here you are every Monday morning waiting with bated breath to respond to him.

  • rob60990

    I can’t believe all the replies towards Max, just ignore him and trash pathetic Scandal which only got a full season because ABC is in bad shape.

    At least Revenge rose, would have liked higher but decent.

  • Damo

    Abit surprised about once not increasing least it didn’t drop but happy with Revenge going up and now looking forward to seeing The Walking Dead ratings

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