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.



Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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  • TomSFBay

    Anyone starting to wonder if Max is an intentional troll invented by the site???? LOL.

  • Danielle

    It took me a good hour to calm down after last night’s OUAT. Now THAT was a freakin’ episode. This show really hits its premieres and finales clear out of the park.

    Nice to see the numbers stable. (That’s where I voted in the poll, too, so I think that’s the first time I’ve gotten one right!) I wished for a bump, just because I think the ep deserved it, but stable is a happy.

  • BigBrotherFan

    As annoying as MAX is..why would the ban him? He is doing nothing wrong other than taking up space on here with his rants. I dont think he’s done anything ban worthy. He just loves his Scandal, I guess.

  • moraliste

    ABC: home of the gentlewomans’ 1.5 hit.

  • mike

    revenge vs scandal comparison makes no sense. it is on the same network!!! both are doing good! cut the crap Max

  • badman

    poor max.. i am sure you are a lonely, sad person that nobody cares for and you’re just seeking for some internet affection..!
    i am sad thinking of you ever monday morning, just waiting on your pc for sunday’s ratings to begin with your favorite activity, bitching about a show you don’t even watch just to take attention of all those people!
    we all feel for you max.. don’t worry you are not alone, you have all of us by your side!
    stupid pathetic jerk!!

  • Kissan

    OUAT is a beast!!! But I was hoping it would go up more in the demo but still good. Revenge hasn’t been good lately so I sadly agree with this Max guy. They need to get rid of this Aidan guy, and Charlotte and Declan and if they do that I assure you the ratings will go up:) By the way I didn’t watch OUAT yesterday, but by looking at the picture on the top, I think I know who the Queen Of Hearts is :(

  • Honey Badger

    Conspiracy theories, I love em

    Posted December 3, 2012 at 9:47 AM
    This Max guy is crazy haha, how is he always first on Sunday ratings?

    Posted December 3, 2012 at 10:10 AM
    Anyone starting to wonder if Max is an intentional troll invented by the site???? LOL.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    As annoying as MAX is..why would the ban him? He is doing nothing wrong other than taking up space on here with his rants.

    Indeed: we’re far more likely to ban the people complaining about Max. At least that I’ve seen, Max’s particular brand of crazy is to attack specific SHOWS, not people. I’m fine with attacks on shows (crazy or otherwise), but attacks directed at specific commenters – not so much.

    Anyone starting to wonder if Max is an intentional troll invented by the site???? LOL.

    While perhaps some think “If Max didn’t exist, we’d have to invent him” there’s no need for us to troll anonymously! Though at this point I’m considering shutting comments off for everyone but Max, Bill and Joss’s Biggest Fan.

  • Agent T. V. Watcher

    The Mentalist and The Good Wife…horrible. Shame on CBS

  • Holly

    I say we can ban Max for making stupid statements if and only if we also ban everyone who keeps attacking him, since they take up FAR more space in the comments and are much more annoying.

  • Mark3

    Yay 666! Now ive never seen revenge and have no desire too. But MAX sure seems to hate it soooo much. Its kinda weird that someone despises a tv show that much lol. What did the show do to him.

  • Roco

    @ Max, Why are you always number 1, lol anyway There are fans that tare down Scandal, so why should Max be the only one to shut up, because he hates Revenge. Go Max!

  • Roco

    Don’t hate on Max because he is pretty much doing what other ppl are doing when it comes to hating on Scandal.

  • Mike

    60 Minutes/Amazing Race was delayed by 11 minutes, not 40+. When CBS has the doubleheader, 60 Minutes is already scheduled to start at 7:30, not 7.

  • badman


    it’s pathetic and weird to hate a show so much… and it’s even more weird to state it here every week!

  • cass rowland

    guys scandal and revenge both get ratings above a 2.0 and if they countinue with their current ratings they will both get renewed so it does not matter

  • Holly


    Though at this point I’m considering shutting comments off for everyone but Max, Bill and Joss’s Biggest Fan.

    I’d agree, but JBF hasn’t been around nearly enough and Max just isn’t that entertaining.

  • RG-X

    So it begins…the 4 month wait for Revolution :(

  • K

    Revenge has run out of ideas.

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