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

    @HB I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t as into this season of OUAT until last night when we had glimpses of evil Regina again. I missed her being bad and I cannot wait to see her and Cora have it out. ABC better promo the sh*t outta that because that is sure to be a ratings boost.

  • John A

    Guys calm down with MAX jeez hes not worth all this drama. If you stopped acting like this he would eventuall go away.

  • Glue

    @Nikki because I think Revenge has the most media buzz on the ABC Network and is liked by many people and it has a bigger fanbase. Scandal Is stupid.

  • SJ

    The Mentalist was a repeat, fyi. Hopefully The Good Wife gets a 1.7 and around 9.2 million viewers in the finals, which has pretty much been the norm this season.

    OK for Revenge and Once Upon a Time. Steady as they go. 666 at least won’t get pulled with these numbers, which is good.

  • BigBrotherFan

    What is with the constant comparisons between Scandal and Revenge? The two shows share NOTHING in common. I enjoy both shows alot. If YOU want to go with a camparison there is no doubt in my mind that REVENGE is going down with the writing. I am very close to stop with it alltogether.

    They advertise major deaths
    Sorry Tyler was not major
    The white hair man- do we really care?

    Get back to the core of the series that got it positive reviews from the start. I thought season 1 finale with the white haired man was very lame. Very. focus on characters instead of throwing them into mindless plots to conviently fill in major holes is offensive to the audience.

    PLEASE GET RID OF AIDEN. He’s taking up plot time and quite frankly NOBODY cares about it. Period.
    As much as I think Daniel is one useless character that evolved into a villian pretty quick with sloppy writing, he needs to stay for Victorias character.

    If things dont get better after next episode. I’m done.

    As ANNOYING as MAX is I sadly do agree with him. Continue with these horrible plots and awful characters (aiden and charlotte im looking at YOU!) I can see the show hitting high 1’s.

  • samm

    People STOP! Feeding the Troll!!!

  • HB


    True.Both Regina and Rumple being evil MAKES the show for me.They are just so fantastic at that and now they have other rivals to compete.This is going to be AWESOME.Cant wait!

  • Joseph

    Does anyone have half hours??

  • BG

    Way to go Revenge!!!

    Revenge > Scandal

  • DeanW

    Wow The Simpsons are incredible even in repeats :)

  • danny94

    I dont get what people are saying about the quality of Revenge, i think this season has been a-mazing! I havent been this addicted to a show since the early days of Desperate Housewives.

  • BigBrotherFan


    GOT IT

    He’s dating the star in real life.

  • Glue

    I’m Actually Loving REVENGE This season. Its not that bad. Its not EVEN Bad. I don’t get what is wrong you people saying that he writing has gone down. I agree with one thing and that’s That Charlotte And Decklen need new Plots.

  • The Hafk

    One of the best Bobs Burgers episodes, shame it only got a 1.8

    They really should have played up Bob Odenkirk this week. He was pretty much in total “Saul Goodman” mode this week, and they could have attracted some Breaking Bad fans.

    Bob’s has had some fantastic guest stars this year, I really wish FOX would promote them more.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Half hours: Once 3.1/3.1; Revenge 2.5/2.3; 666 Park 1.4/1.3

  • Bad Wolf

    Welcome back Max !

    Come on everybody, why giving this person so much attention ? Calm down, ignore and chat with other people if you can’t stand him/her. (Maxwell ? Maxine ?)
    Besides, there’s some truth in this week’s comment : Revenge, just like Desperate Housewives, is about to face repeated hiatuses due to major ABC events… and while it’s not that unusual to see a show becoming a hit late in its run (NCIS, The Big Bang Theory, The X-Files…), I really don’t think Revenge will ever become a true ratings monster.

  • Ryan

    American Dad certainly holds its own without Family Guy. I really think The Cleveland show should be at 8:30 like it use to; Bob’s Burgers should be midseason only.

  • Dan

    @rockmypants – Maybe Fox wants to see how both Bobs Burgers and American Dad would perform with lead out repeats. American Dad suprisingly built on its FG repeat lead in

  • LHR

    Lol, its already been considered a hit you fool, and pulls in numbers scandal only sees in wet dreams. Wish Revenge was a bit higher though, hopefully it will adjust up. Also wanna see bob’s burgers in the 2s every week instead of every other week, its hilarious and much deserves it. Cleveland was funny for a couple seasons but i am really ready for it to end, hope it doesn’t drag out another season just for syndication.

  • DenverDean

    The Stowaway plot has got to go on Revenge. It is so isolated from the rest of the show (except for Emily showing up every now and then). Shoot, unlike last season, the majority of the characters don’t even show up to the Hampton’s hottest dive bar. I really like the show, but it’s a bit of a stretch that Daniel is suddenly this master manipulator, who can outdo his parents and everyone else. Let’s hope it picks up steam in the second half.

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