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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  • BigBrotherFan


    You have to be kidding?
    FAUX AMANDA falls from 2 stories on to hard ceramic tile, hits her head FIRST and she not only manages to save the kid but is walking and talking completley uneffected afterwards.

    The character of Declan randomly deciedes to start robbing houses…OF COURSE the guys house that he robs is owned by a crazy scam dude.

    Nolan all the sudden REALLY INTO GIRLS, MAN. C’mon. Wasnt he bisexual or something last season?

    Daniel is drinking again and nobody even bats an eye? Did he not have a major sustance abuse problem last season?

    Its getting stupid now. Sorry.

  • ReallyTired

    Boardwalk Empire Season Finale was unbelievable!!!!!!!!

  • Ray

    Glad to see Once and Revenge up they are my two favorite shows!!!! They were both really good last night!!!!!

  • Brenda

    I watched Revenge faithfully last season and imo the quality is not the same this yr. Im currently a week behind and thats by choice,too much going on this season. The Porters have got to go, Aiden is okay but hopefully wont last beyond this season. Seems like Emily is doing everything but getting revenge not to mention those people behind the Graysons(forget the name) that plot is ridiculous and needs to end.

    kara, the mother was a dud.

    As for Daniel still being on the show, he is a GRAYSON. The actor personal life has nothing to do with it. Daniel is a whole lot more important to the plot then the frigging Porters or even Ashley!

    And I dont even get the scandal vs revenge comparisons, because of Max people seem to be hating on a show they probably don’t even watch. Its my fav show currently since revenge isnt doing it for me this yr. Not to mention I could care less why it gets renewed, as long as it does. You cant always judge the quality of a show by its ratings.


    May be back for the finals, then again maybe not

  • danny94

    Revenge has never tried to be anything that it isnt. it dosnt take itself to seriously. Yes there are plot holes but REVENGE is fun addictive entertainment television at its absolute best!

  • Steve

    @Bad Wolf I wish they would have just left Revenge on Wed at 10. Revenge is a show that suffers when there is repeated breaks because so much happens in an episode that it is easy to forget all that happened if you have to wait weeks for a new episode.

    If I had to compare Revenge ratings wise to another ABC drama I would say its more of a Castle than a Grey’s or Desperate Housewives. It’s hot enough to stay simmering on the stove for 5+ years but not hot enough to explode like the later two did, and for ABC right now drama wise, that should be very good because nothing else is sticking.

  • Bazza

    American Dad did good, and so did the FG and Simpsons repeats but not too good for cleavland show my guess is it wont be renewed that is if Fox have other shows up their sleve which are good. Decent figure for Bob’s Burgers which is still a very underated show.

  • Bookworm

    Max is always number one in the comments. I actually look forward to it. But you know he comments, so why rag? I don’t hear a peep out of anyone of you when its:

    Sarah L
    Aciel (I think its something like that)

    or any one of those people when it comes to Scandal and a lot of other shows they are pessimistic (for no apparent reason) about.

    But yeah, I was expecting a little higher for Revenge. I mean a 2.4 is not bad at all but I thought it would have been at least a 2.6 for the Fall Finale and for OUAT, at least a 3.4 but it didn’t move from last weeks number. This is definitely not bad but sort of something that keeps you on edge for its return numbers.

  • rob60990

    “OF COURSE the guys house that he robs is owned by a crazy scam dude.”

    You do know the kid he was doing it with set him up and was working with Kenny?

    “Nolan all the sudden REALLY INTO GIRLS, MAN. C’mon. Wasnt he bisexual or something last season?”

    Um being bisexual means being interested in both so what’s the problem? He’s not even dating anyone. He had 1 date with Padma.

  • Kevin

    ABC better move Nashville from Wednesdays to Sundays following Revenge during mid-season. Paul Lee is still a “massive tool” and his network may never be the same…again. At least if it wasn’t for 666 Park Avenue & Last Resort (both got canceled BIG TIME because of “bad ratings”). :-( :-(

  • Rebecca

    Wish the ratings were higher for OUAT, but wow that was a great episode. Fantastic…and I was right about the Queen of Hearts (from an old discussion, lol). Just finished watching. Will catch up on BB and 666PA soon.

  • BigBrotherFan


    Please dont get me wrong. I loved Revenge last season it was a smart fun soap but I dont like when writers insult the viewers inteligence and thats exactly what they are doing.

    I disagree 100% on Jack! Jack is a much better character than Daniel but they are giving him nothing to do expect argue with Amanada about seeing the Greysons or back and forth with the scam guy or having to listen to Declan. I really liked his character from season one. He’s a realistic kinda guy for a soap show and I really enjoyed the relationship with him and emily. The actors had great chemistry and it was nice to see.

    The chemistry with Daniel was forced and awkward and I dont know if thats cause they are dating in real life, but the actor playing him is truly awful.

    Aiden is useless. His character offers nothing but to confuse the viewers more and takes time away from Emily and Jack. Send him back to Emilys Japanese friend, PLEASE!

  • BigBrotherFan


    yeah but its all a major strech, I mean really.

    Yes I knew the guy set up Declan still does not make the plot any dumber.

  • Brenda

    Steve good pt about Revenge and needing consistency and considering the writing this season and all the extraneous stuff that would be even more important.

    Its a definite renewal and Im glad but cant lie, I dont run to put on my dvr every sunday like I did last season. The writers seems to be understanding the criticisms and hopefully will make some changes for the second half. Otherwise if it stays like this, I can see them losing me as a viewer down the road. Or it might be one of those shows you watch a marathon of old eps because you have nothing else to watch. Still watching but interest has weaned considerably.

  • SarahL

    Good finale for Once Upon a Time. I thought that it would do better.

  • Jonathan

    Was this the last 666 Park Ave??

  • SarahL


    Don’t ya know, they are scared of us. RME. More likely they just do not care your show.

  • Percysowner

    @Nik 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?

    The battle is mostly confined to the mind of one poster. People do get upset when they think they see their favorite show battling for the last spot on next year’s schedule, but mostly with Scandal and Revenge there is one extremely focused fan.

  • Brenda

    This is fun..will post here more..


    We’ll agree to disagree on jack, I dont mind him but it seems like they’re failing trying to come up with story for the porters. I cant see those brothers being on this show for 3 more seasons for example.. I just feel like they’re on an island by themselves.

    And thank goodness not everyone is drinking the Aiden kool aid. I was being nice but he’s a bore even though the writers clearly trying to make him into the male version of Emily. There is still something very bland and generic about the actor/character, I cannot see him being a longterm love interest for her. That’s yet another character and sl thats adding to the diminished quality this season.

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