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TV Ratings Sunday (Updated): 'Once Upon A Time' & 'Revenge' Fall, Special 'Hawaii Five-0' Strong as Football Sacks the Competition

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January 21st, 2013

Scoreboard CBS ABC FOX UNI NBC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 11.9/29 1.7/4 1.6/4 0.9/2 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 10.2/28 1.2/3 1.7/5 0.8/2 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 34.545 5.929 3.349 2.310 2.436

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Due to the nature of live programming the ratings for CBS (NFL Football and Hawaii Five-0) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

On CBS, NFL Football: Ravens at Patriots scored a preliminary 14.6 adults 18-49 rating from 7-10PM. Update: A special episode of Hawaii Five-0 earned a Time-Zone Adjusted Fast National 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. This number is unlikely to change significantly in the finals. Check the finals, which probably will not be available until Wednesday this week due to the MLK holiday, for accurate football numbers.

On ABC, America's Funniest Home Videos garnered a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating down 7% from last week's 1.4. Once Upon A Time earned a season low 2.4, down 14% from last week's 2.8 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too optimistic.  Revenge scored a season low 1.7 among adults 18-49 down 15% from last week’s 2.0.

 

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, January 20, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 CBS NFL Playoffs: Ravens at Patriots (7-10PM) - Live 14.6/34 41.53
FOX Bob's Burgers - R 1.5/4 3.17
ABC Amerca's Funniest Home Videos 1.3/3 6.27
NBC The Biggest Loser - R (7-9PM) 0.7/2 2.18
7:30 FOX The Cleveland Show - R 1.3/3 2.86
8:00 ABC  Once Upon A Time 2.4/6 7.71
FOX  The Simpsons - R 1.8/4 3.99
8:30 FOX Bob's Burgers - R 1.5/3 3.22
9:00 ABC Revenge 1.7/4 5.71
FOX Family Guy - R 1.6/4 3.45
NBC The Biggest Loser - R (9-11PM) 1.0/2 2.68
9:30 FOX American Dad - R 1.6/4 3.40
10:00 CBS Hawaii Five-0
3.4/10 12.90
ABC Shark Tank - R 1.3/3 4.02

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 

Definitions:

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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
  • John A

    Honestly if the show was good enough it wouldnt be dropping so much. Revenge is dropping because its crap right now.

  • eridapo

    I been critical of ABCs scheduling for a while, but it is not the only one that screws with viewers between Dec. to March.

    Last year on this site, I said that it was about time for networks to abandon the September to May Television calendar and focus instead on a year round calendar much like some cable channels are doing. I believe the networks need, like NBC is doing with Revolution, to air two cycles per year (an uninterrupted fall schedule of 10-12 episodes culminating in Thanksgiving, and another cycle of 10-12 episodes in Spring. In between those two, they can focus as they do now on summer programming and also adding a winter programming cycle (from Dec. To Feb).

    I know this conflicts with the Feb. Sweeps period, but I recall both Les Moonves and Bob Greenblatt saying that the traditional sweeps periods are not as important as they once were. Maybe it is time that once and for all the networks acknowledge that as a fact and start behaving accordingly. This way the Networks could use the Winter period (Dec. to Feb) to experiment and launch new pilots and limited run series. If the series are successful, they could then launch them on their fall schedules or gear them up for a winter to spring run the following year.

    Clearly… we are at a point that many shows between January and May only have about 10-12 episodes left to air which means that every other week will likely contain a rerun. What some networks do now is air 3 New and then go on 2 week Hiatus.

    As someone who got use to the long winter hiatuses for my favorite shows in SciFi (Stargate and BSG) and currently with my SHO and HBO shows, I wouldn’t mind if the networks follow their example. Heck. They can even make money by selling the half seasons in DVD or Blueray. It would even allow fans the opportunity to do catch up Marathons on Hulu or Netflix in between.

  • chris23

    @mickey.. Your post about max being a TVBN Ploy to gain traction for the website was not deleted.. I seen it..

    Do you not realize their are a lot of idiots that come on this website and speak garbage to get people riled up. I don’t think TVBN would stoop to the level of pretending to be someone just to get more views or comments.

    As for being the first to always comment, maybe Max has no life but to insult other shows or be one of the first commenters or comment over 20 times a day, or Maybe he is Retired either way who cares? It is a free country to speak your mind and atleast he is within reason on his beliefs and opinions, it doesn’t mean we all agree. Does some of the stuff he says come off as childish or just plain crazy??? Well yeah but their are a lot worse people that comment on this website than Max. No offense to Max but I’m just demonstrating a point to Mickey that this is all crazy..

    In my opinion I would hope that TVBN deleted your post b/c it makes you seem paranoid and stupid. I’m Just saying :)

  • chris23

    Also Good for Shark Tank for outperforming the comedies that usually air at 10 Pm on Sunday Nights.. i love that show!!!

  • Ultima

    @eridapo
    I know this conflicts with the Feb. Sweeps period, but I recall both Les Moonves and Bob Greenblatt saying that the traditional sweeps periods are not as important as they once were.

    They’re no longer needed for national advertising rates, which takes a significant amount of pressure off the networks and stops them from airing high risk programming during those periods.

    However, local affiliates still depend on sweeps, so the networks have a commitment to them to air original programming during sweeps.

    For example, I’m sure NBC’s local affiliates are pretty irriated at The Voice being on hiatus in February, along with NBC basically waving a white flag on Sundays (no original programming in February except Dateline).

  • Ray

    I’m not worried for Once Upon A Time..Revenge worries me. I hope when it comes back in February it goes back up. The major problem with the show is the writing! They have taken all the fun out of the show. First things fist Padma and Aidan need to go along with the brothers who want the bar! Get Emily and Nolan back together more the best scenes are when they are together! Declan is just boring and maybe he should leave too! I just hope abc does something and not cancel this excellent show!

  • Ultima

    @eridapo

    Furthermore, January and February are actually very strong television viewing months. If the networks were to completely drop sweeps, who’s to say that the schedules wouldn’t revert back to the way they were in the 80s, when the TV season was only 30 weeks long – only without the couple of episodes held over for May sweeps?

    You might see things like The Big Bang Theory starting in September, and having its finale the week before March Madness starts.

  • Sam

    Revenge will rise again, and it will be renewed for a third season no matter what the ratings do now anyway. ABC aren’t stupid, and are taking into account the fact that both Revenge and Once Upon A Time are aired against major telecasts.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “I don’t know if you’re serious, but networks purposely classify those episodes as specials, which do not count in the average rating calculation at the end of the season.”

    Regardless of what this was in reference to, the “special” designation is 100% a PR move, it has no economic effect.

  • Dan

    #Glover- But GCB was airing at 10 and it wasn;t doing too horribly, but it fared worse than Pan AM did, which sealed its fate. GCB also lost a lot of viewers out of Desperate Housewives. ABC could have saved it but they figured that a new show at 10 Sunday would do better.

    Revenge is the first show to air on Sundays at 9 since DH for 8 years. Its not easy replacing a slot after a show has been in it for 2 long. It worked for 2 Broke Girls even though 2BG isn;t doing as amazingly as men. POI isn;t doing anywhere near as CSI did but its still respectable and Hawaii 5-0 and Blue Bloods havent done has well as CSI Miami and Numb3rs initially in the slot. After Private Practice moved to Tuesdays Scandal succeeded in holding it’s Grey’s audience but not at first.

    The point is after a veteran ends, its hard to mainatin momentum in the slot. Revenge is doing good enough and its better to air 3 eps in a row then air 2 eps January 6 and 13, take a break air an ep on Jan 27 and then air two Feb 10 and 17. Its good they aired 3 in a row.

    Revenge will be fine. There’s no ABC dramas on the bubble right now except maybe Nashville but even that show is looking likely for renewal so since there is no drama likely to be axed that hasn’t been already commenters will make something of Revenge being the next to go. Not so.

  • Dan

    Also in since 2007 only 3 dramas have made it to a third season

    Private Practice – Made it to 6 seasons and rode on the Grey’s from the second half of Season 2 to Season 5. Pretty good.

    Castle – While initially shaky, thanks to Dancing and little competition Castle did pretty well Mondays at 10 it’s entire run.

    Body of Proof – ABC wanted a show to timehsare with Private Practice? It spiked up toward the end of it’s run? It did well internationally? ABC wanted to go with a returning show for midseason rather than a new drama? Who knows but we’ll see how this one does when it premieres.

    Last years renewed dramas Revenge, OUAT, and Scandal made it to a second season, the most since 2007 when ABC renewed dramas Ugly Betty, Brothers & Sisters, Men in Trees and October Road. However all 3 look good for a third year.

    Revenge is the only show that was renewed from last season to change timeslots. Scandal stayed Thursdays at 10 and OUAT stayed Sundays at 8 but Revenge moved to Sundays at 9 in the coveted DH slot.

    Also if Nashville holds up I think ABC will try to salvage it from this disappointing season of new shows since Last Resort, and 666 Park Avenue failed and Zero Hour and Red Widow look doomed.

  • Austin Lauran

    Does anybody know why this TV season seems to be a weak season?

  • Dan

    Austin Lauran – It could have something to do with the millions of other ways that people can watch TV shows. Online, On Demand, DVR, through their phone, ipad, through the show’s website. There’s no appointment viewing anymore. The Big Bang Theory seems to be the exception because until Idol, what else is worth watching Thursdays at 8. TV viewing has been going down for years every season lower than the last. Some shows buck the trend.

  • Tony ^_^

    Lol… FOX Animation Domination Repeats ~almost beats ABC, which had original programming. ;)

  • Ultima

    @Austin Lauran
    Does anybody know why this TV season seems to be a weak season?

    Because last season was virtually flat with two years ago, the year-to-year drop seems a lot greater than it actually is.

  • LAS

    To John A you lol at H50 saying how much it dropped from lead in but it got about 3-3.5 mil more viewers then it usually gets on Monday night…they got a 3.4 share Sunday instead of the 2. Something it averages on Monday night…so hopefully some of the 3 mil will continue to tune in on Mondays now….for this huge H50 fan…Ill take it!!! :0)

  • Dan

    @Bill – Is the 1.7 for Revenge also a series low? I feel like it is but maybe it scored lower earlier this season or last?

  • Austin Lauran

    @Ultima

    Even thought a lot of commenters know that ratings have been declining each year, do you think that the 2007-2008 WGA Writers’ Strike accelerated the ratings decline?

  • Dan

    @Austin Lauran – I might know about that. That strike might have had a little effect but it was more of a gradual decline. The strike really hurt ABC and FOX but they have since recovered.

    I think the decline was bound to happen but that horrible season made a lot of things worse for networks.

  • LAS

    Im a Revenge fan but I must say Im disappointed in this season and have been losing interest…I find myself DVRing it and fast forwarding thru it…I dont know its def missing something this year……I just can’t put my finger on it..its like its missing its SPARK of last season……

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