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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  • somebody

    Haven’t seen last night’s episode of Revenge yet because lately I’ve been watching it on demand a day or so later ..but I’m going to agree with others. It’s not very good this year. Convulted storylines, character alliances that change sides within the hour, and wooden dialogue from everyone. Aidens also hard to understand and pretty boring. I think the show started its spiral downhill in season 1 when the writing changed and they didn’t kill off Daniel. Same thing with Amanda this season, she falls 2 stories but is perfectly fine an episode later. There’s no tension because you know nothing major will happen to any of the main characters. Hope this episode is better or it improves when it comes back.

  • JJ

    How is the photo a spoiler? I haven’t seen the episode yet either but I don’t feel like it ruined anything for me… To me it looks like a flashback.

  • Chris

    Here in Knoxville all but the last three minutes of the Bob’s Burgers rerun (at 7:00 pm) was cut off by the end of the Bucs-Broncos game (that game was shown here obviously becuase of Peyton Manning). Not that people won’t care, but the 7:00 Bob’s Burgers is obviously inflated.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Amanda Kondolojy

    You cannot expect Amanda to watch every show (we don’t expect she watch *any*). How could she know the photo was a spoiler?

    Surprisingly, I do follow Once…Its the only Sunday show I can watch with my 11-year old (Boardwalk Empire and TWD are off limits). As far as I can remember…main character wears dress does not reach the threshold for spoilers…yet. If it does though, I’m happy to accompany every post with images from Chicago Fire :-)

  • Douglas from Brazil


    If you know the episode title,you’ll find out that the photo posted above it is a spoiler.For me I know that is a spoiler because I read in other sites early this week about this episode.

  • Douglas from Brazil


    I know is not Amanda’s fault but as I said before I knew the episode title so for me this photo is a spoiler.I’m sorry if I was rude.

  • Douglas from Brazil


    This dress reveals about the episode title and if you watched last night you know what I’m talking about.

  • Spooky

    Just that i come from switzerland and i cannot watch on live :/ so yes it was a spoiler but i definetely knew it ^^

  • DW

    spoil alert : on the walking dead last night Merle killed Rosie Larson. oops i gave it away. silly me. :)

  • Rea

    Max is just one of the admins of this page, with a fake name, trying to cause trouble. How else do you think he pulls off being the first post every time? It’s one of the guys running this site.

  • Bob

    Glad to see Revenge up. Revenge was excellent last night. I guess Declan and Charlotte need to have a story line. I wish Victoria’s mother had stayed and caused heck for Victoria (I know she was on last week and not this week). Oh well….

  • j

    Revenge is so much worse this season; I’d give it a B- so far. Practically zero things have happened to move forward the central Revenge narrative. It’s treading water and spends so much time with characters I really, really don’t care about. Let’s get back to the Emanda/Victoria/Nolan show.

  • Mike

    I understand how the picture is a spoiler but at the same time, disnt we pretty much know for awhile now that Cora was the queen of Hearts, it was hardly a shock, any half intelligent person would have figured this out after Cora was thrown through the looking glass.

  • were123

    Did you watch last night episode? Seriosuly, it ties everything season 2 has done until now and it has a feel of S1, I’m sure you’ll like it


    @ Mike

    I agree. Where I’m confused is how can someone look at a picture & see exactly what happened in the entire episode?

  • louis

    @ MAX

    Jajaja, when will Scandal reach ‘Revenge’ ratings??

    Scandal registering a 1.9 – 2.1 rating….

    What part of ‘Scandal is a failure’ don’t you understand? Jajajajajajaja

  • fernando

    Max watch Revenge, no matter how much he hates on it online, deep down we all know he watches Revenge. Just admit you love Revenge, max.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    @The Old Man,

    I didn’t confused about the entire episode,when I look at the picture I figured out who was the person named in episode title.I’m not confusing anything.

  • Jake

    best eo of the season i dont want to wait whole mount :(

  • The End

    @Douglas from Brazil

    Discussing stuff that has aired is fair game, this is how its always been. You’re from Brazil and obviously new here, I suggest avoiding the comments section in the future if ‘spoilers’ upset you. This is, of course an American website, about American shows. You need to expect this.

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