TV Ratings Sunday: Grammy Awards Fall From 2012 Record + 'Revenge' & 'Once Upon a Time' Hit Series Lows (Updated)

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February 11th, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 8.2/20 1.8/4 1.5/4 0.8/2 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 7.4/21 2.0/6 1.1/3 0.4/1 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 24.564 3.508 5.567 3.482 2.483


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

CBS was number one among adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On CBS, The 2013 Grammy Awards earned a 10.0 10.1 (per updated fast nationals) from 8:00-11:30,  down more than four ratings points from last year's monster 14.1 adults 18-49 rating (which was fueled by a Whitney Houston memorial tribute) but matching the ceremony's best 18-49 rating since 2011. Earlier in the night, 60 Minutes earned a 1.9, up two tenths from its last original's 1.7 two weeks ago.

On FOX  The Cleveland Show scored a 1.3, up a tenth from its last original's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. The Simpsons earned a 2.1, down two tenths from its last original's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating.. Bob's Burgers earned a 1.8, down two tenths from its last original's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. Family Guy earned a 2.4, down half a ratings point  from its last original's 2.9. American Dad earned a 2.0, down two tenths from its last original's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Once Upon a Time returned from hiatus to a  series low 2.2 rating from its last original's season-low 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. Revenge earned a 1.4, also hitting a series low, down three tenths from its last original's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Revenge for Real premiered to a dismal 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. Earlier in the night, America's Funniest Home Videos earned a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, up half a ratings point from its last original's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, February 10, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00 PM CBS 60 Minutes 1.9 5 11.13
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.8 5 7.28
NBC Dateline NBC -R 1.2 3 5.71
FOX Bob's Burgers -R 1.0 3 2.19
7:30PM FOX The Cleveland Show 1.3 4 2.75
8:00 PM CBS 2013 Grammy Awards (8-11:30PM) 10.1 25 28.37
ABC Once Upon a Time 2.2 5 7.02
FOX The Simpsons 2.1 5 4.31
NBC Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday -R 0.6 1 3.08
8:30 PM FOX Bob's Burgers 1.8 4 3.43
9:00PM FOX Family Guy 2.4 5 4.57
ABC Revenge 1.4 3 5.07
NBC Saturday Night Live in the 80's -R (9-11PM) 0.8 2 2.56
9:30PM FOX American Dad 2.0 5 3.80
10:00 PM ABC Revenge for Real 0.8 2 2.89

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



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  • Max

    Hello REVENGERS…

    Let us discuss the excuses because I am ready to hear them. Allow me to say them first though…

    1. ABC has awful scheduling. Who knows when our show is on.
    2. The GRAMMYS are a killer to our show.
    3. We are slowly entering a new season and ratings are naturally dropping.
    4. THE WALKING DEAD was back.
    5. No one knew the show was on due to lack of promotion.
    6. It is doing so well on ITUNES right now.
    7. International sales are insanely huge right now.
    8. They should have never moved it from Wednesdays.
    9. It isn’t compatible at all with ONCE UPON A TIME.

    I’m sure others will come up with many other elaborate and perhaps even more entertaining reasons.

    Just face the facts- REVENGE has been in a downward spiral since season two started because fans are realizing how bad the show truly is. They are over the endless storylines that have no direction (message board reactions, not my own) and they are finding much more compelling television. And yes, they are turning to my beloved SCANDAL for their guilty pleasure fix.

    From certain renewal to likely renewal to soon… on the bubble. REVENGE fans better hope the new dramas airing soon (as well as BODY OF PROOF) bomb or this show could be in serious danger of being two seasons and done.

  • Avery

    Revenge is a goner.

  • danny94

    Ouch at Revenge and Ouat

  • Dorkside

    Those are scary low ratings for Revenge and Once Upon a Time.

  • Win

    Please Max, don’t start today.

  • jose

    jaja bye revenge & sorry por Ouat but its too extensed

  • zerg

    GZ ABC(and Max) u did it….The spring will do the rest

  • Nathan

    Oh my god Max…

  • Avery

    I agree.
    Scandal’s ratings and positive word-of-mouth are going up while Revenge is going down.

  • Travis

    Revenge is fine. Sad ratings, yes. But it’s fine.

  • Tom

    ouch for abc.

  • Nik

    A 1.4 for Revenge, though? That’s insane. I didn’t expect Revenge to be hit that badly.

  • MDM

    Fox animated shows did rather well against the Grammys.

  • wichitahusker

    why do people keep saying/thinking that last year’s Grammy numbers had much of anything to do with Whitney Houston (who hadn’t been relevant in over a decade)? The numbers were because of Adele, plain and simple.

  • BH

    LOL at MAX do you write your “essay” on Revenge way before the actual ratings show up? How cute! :D.

  • Kevin

    ABC is so stupid for airing Once Upon a Time and Revenge on these days.
    Next week Once and Revenge will rise, hopefully enough that this can be forgotten.

  • ally

    Max You Must have a very Sad life. If you hate Revenge so much why do you spent so much time writing about it. Sad pathetic individual

  • Justin

    JT was awful at the Grammy’s last night. I became a fan after Future/Sex Love Sounds, but now I am back to thinking he is a MJ wanna be.

  • alim

    max u are soo sad, just know that your not getting paid for all the publicity ur giving to scandal.ur tragic mate. at least there is a justifiable reason for ouat and revenge falling.

  • Holly

    Yeah the Grammys were on and Walking Dead premiered, but OUCH for ABC!

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