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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  • badman

    max should be around 13-14 years old…!

  • BigBrotherFan


    We will agree to agree about Aiden! ha

    I like Jack because he is the only character on the show without a motive. It seems everyone on the show has some secret motive of doing things but he represents a realistic guy and I agree, since they left him in the cold with the whole emily/Jack thing they have not given his character a worthwhile plot and I really hope the do soon.

    I think the writers saw the criticsm regarding Ashley and finally gave her something to do. Now they need to give Jack something.

  • rob60990

    “Was this the last 666 Park Ave??”

    there should be 4 episodes left to air.

  • Dan S

    With the tepid numbers Revenge has been getting lately I’m thinking maybe it should move to 10pm. Question then is what to schedule at 9pm between OUAT & REV ? It’s not too likely they’ll move it back 1 hour but they need something to replace 666 with to bolster their Sun ratings.

  • Steven Leitner

    OUAT did better than last year’s winter finale.

  • vcoolwater

    Anyone else shocked that 666 Park Ave went up in the ratings. I guess some extra viewers tune in to see Whoopi Goldberg last night.

    Unlike Last Resort, it seems like viewers are sticking to it until bitter end.

  • iMember

    Revenge is even with its mid-season finale from last year. And it has a larger total number of viewers this year as well. I don’t think that’s a bad thing at all.

  • eridapo

    So Sunday Prelim thread has become the Revenge/ Scandal thread. I’ll be checking out of this one like I do for all those threads when the CW people take over (I’m looking at you Wednesday Prelim thread and Friday Prelim thread).

  • Alan

    This Max guy is crazy haha, how is he always first on Sunday ratings?

  • Fred

    As a fan of both OUAT and REVENGE, I’m disappointed.
    Very few standout episodes compared to last season.
    That said I’m sticking with both shows until the end of the season hoping for more consistency.
    Ironically the canceled , but consistent 666 PARK AVE is sometimes the best show of the night.

  • Max

    I should add that in addition to REVENGE’s upcoming problems with ABC scheduling, it also has to deal with NBC’s upcoming DECEPTION, which looks to be a far better product than anything REVENGE has ever put out.

  • taylor


    Deception is airing on Mondays…

  • Max


    It doesn’t matter when it airs. I think the small number of viewers that REVENGE has left might move on to a superior show of the same genre and type.

  • Ron

    Max is just mad because even scandal is in it’s second season it still hasn’t the budget for some presidential eyebrows

  • joel

    So what you’re saying is Min doesn’t have a handle on any facts. I for one am shocked.

  • DW

    where’s all the good wife haters?. your last chance to bitch about how its hurting the mentalists ratings til the new year.

  • tv_viewer

    Last night ABC gave hints about about future plot lines of Once Upon A Time and Revenge in 2013 but nothing about 666 Park Avenue. I have a feeling that ABC might just burn off the remaining episodes of 666 Park Avenue on Saturdays or the summer of 2013.

    When are people going to realize when someone is the first one to post a message on Sunday night’s ratings for the last several weeks, that person got help. When I try to post a bid on Ebay during the last minute of an auction, I’m not successful 100% of the time. Max had help from someone inside this web site.

    Some people should understand why Jack and Daniel are still on Revenge. If Revenge wants to have a happy ending in its series finale (which is likely to be 2014 or later), Emily will end up with Jack. Jack’s plot line isn’t just pining for Emily. The show’s writers have to come up with stuff that Jack can do.

    The show’s writers want “love triangles”. So Revenge must have someone competing for Emily’s affections. Daniel (and Aiden) provides it. Also Victoria must be motivated to do nasty stuff. She said that she will do whatever to protect her son Daniel.

    People may not like it but the first post of today did make some valid points. Sunday shows on ABC usually have lower ratings from January to May then from October to November because of award shows and the scheduling interruptions.

  • frodo

    Max your simply pathetic! Why the people who manage this board haven’t banned you just baffles me.

    As far as Revenge goes I think season 2 started a bit slow but has now gotten back to its season 1 glory, I am loving the show and many other people do so as well, fans are fickle of corse not everyone will be pleased with this season but many still are and thats what matters.

    As far as the ratings, its one of the only shows on ABC that has not decreased in the ratings from its last season. Its a great show, its doing good in the ratings, number 4 show on ABC in one of the busiest time slots on TV. Yesterday with Boardwalk Empire finale, Walking Dead winter finale, a big NFL game, one of the concluding chapters of Dexter for this season and Revenge will most probably adjust up, its still doing great.

  • TomSFBay

    Max is 1st every Monday morning because he is an oddly pathetic loser who clearly has no life and carries irrational hatred for a television show. I don’t get it.

  • frodo

    By the way Deception is a piece of crap that wont even make it past 4 episodes.

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