Will 'Once Upon a Time' Get Sacked by the AFC Championship on CBS Tonight? (Poll)

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January 20th, 2013

Once Upon A Time is no stranger to going up against football, but tonight CBS is airing the AFC championship, which will probably pull more viewers away than a regular-season game. Do you think Once Upon A Time can at least match last week's 2.8 adults 18-49 rating, or is Once destined to hit a new low? Make your predictions below and tell us what you think in the comments!

 
  • hoki

    *predictions

  • Melissa

    @mbmd

    Speaking of delusional lower than 1 really ? ONCE faced football whole season and now just becuz you are so smart (or u just trolling) think the most strongest show on abc will do lower than 1 million adults LOL

    Once Upon a Time is not ABC’s strongest show. Modern Family is ABC’s strongest show, followed by Grey’s Anatomy. Once Upon a Time is ABC’s third-strongest show.

  • Ultima

    @Joseph
    “Once Upon A Time” does have a loyal viewership, so I think it’s 18-49 rating will be around 1.2 to 1.3.

    Are you being intentionally obtuse?

  • brutony

    Does Howdy Doody got wooden balls? It will get annihilated, and so will Revenge, which pains me to say it, cause Im a HUGE Revenge fan, but theres no way Im missing this game!

  • Samunto

    Ofcourse it’ll go down1 2.6

    Revenge will have a series low tonight with 1.7!

  • herewego

    OUAT – 2.5
    Revenge – 1.9

    Not looking pretty… Hoping I’m wrong though….

  • tv_viewer

    I predict (based solely on how OUAT did against the conference championship game last year)

    Once Upon A Time 2.7

    Revenge 1.9

  • Nick

    @Melissa

    Once Upon a Time is not ABC’s strongest show. Modern Family is ABC’s strongest show, followed by Grey’s Anatomy. Once Upon a Time is ABC’s third-strongest show.

    I think you misunderstood mbmd’s comment. Once Upon a Time is ABC’s third-highest rated show, yes. However, Modern Family certainly isn’t stronger. It can be counted on to dip when aired against big events, like Idol’s premiere and People’s Choice. Once Upon a Time rarely dips more than a few tenths against big programming such as The Golden Globes & the NFC Championship Game last year. That’s what mdmb means by “stronger”.

  • Lisa

    Some people don’t seem to realize that a lot of females do enjoy football.

  • rob60990

    For the clueless, ONCE pulled a 3.2 last year.

  • miles silverberg

    Of course everything else is getting sacked by football. Fox was smart enough to air reruns and call it a day.

    When it comes to Sunday, it’s no longer about the shows. They each have definite followings. The networks who don’t have football are going to have to rethink Sunday. Football will always trash the competition, period. So why does everyone else crowd the night with their primo fare? If it’s one of the heaviest viewing nights, then the nets should fight the NFL over having Sunday night games. Either that, or figure out how to lure viewers to stay home on other nights. But until then, a lot of good shows are going to be sacrificed.

  • Ultima

    @miles silverberg
    then the nets should fight the NFL over having Sunday night games

    :lol:

    NBC pays the NFL nearly $1 billion per year to air Sunday Night Football. There’s absolutely no chance that anyone will be able to convince the NFL to move those games…

    But until then, a lot of good shows are going to be sacrificed.

    Nonsense. Sunday night has been one of the most stable nights on TV for the broadcast networks.

    FOX has had virtually the same lineup since May 2005.

    ABC’s lineup had been very stable up until last season.

    CBS hasn’t really had much luck with their dramas on Sunday, but 60 Minutes and The Amazing Race do fine.

    Clearly the cable/premium networks haven’t had any troubles launching successful programming on Sunday either.

  • Ram510

    After watching the episode (which wasnt that great) I think OUAT could very well be lower than last week. The only thing that’s making me think that this show could at least match last week is the fact that OUAT has been in this position before. Hopefully it comes back with better episodes, it’s too bad it has to go up against the Grammys

  • Billy

    I will guess mid 2’s.

  • jake

    I guess 2.6 but I hope higher, Revenge is going to get stabbed in the back

  • Joseph

    I don’t see why they decided to air an original against the football and then have their next episodes against the Grammys! This is bad, especially for Revenge as they have a big episode 14 coming up but if people haven’t watched the episodes prior they may not bother watching it as they think they will be lost??

  • GG

    Sadly that and Revenge might stay at lows cause february is just a bad time to air new episodes on sundays lol.

    But those two still hold strong.

  • A

    Max is preparing himself for tomorrow. He probably slept at 9pm to get a good sleep for a whole day of revenge bashing lmao.

  • David Howell

    Given that the game was close, Revenge has probably taken a sack and fallen into the 1s (and the Scandal fan baiting *might* start to look semi-viable if that’s where it stays through spring, *maybe*).

    OUAT might actually suffer more in C+3 than the more widely available numbers if people switched to the game during the commercials (and/or DVRed it). On live+SD, though, it won’t be a sack, more like an incomplete pass. 2.7.

    @Ultima: $1bn a year… for what I make to be roughly 70 hours a season including pregame coverage… is in the region of $14m an hour. I wonder how that compares to scripted shows. (Does the annual cost for NBC also include their triennial Super Bowl coverage?)

  • networkman

    Once Upon A Time 2.8
    Revenge 2.2

    I do feel Once Upon A Time’s audience will hold. I feel last week’s cliffhanger will bring people returning to see what happen.

    Revenge will rise because it is going against Football. And the show in all likelyhood does not share an audience with it. The Golden Globes was more competition for Revenge.

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