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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

Scoreboard CBS FOX ABC NBC UNI
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

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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

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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.

 
  • Petar Ivanov

    @Ashton Butcher
    You’re right a lot of people make the same argument for NBC also that they needed more procedurals, reality, and multi-cams. That’s one of the main reasons why nobody has beaten CBS in like 15 years I believe.

    Well to be fair FOX were #1 7 or 8 years. But CBS were #1 in viewers.

  • Jimmy James

    Revenge is pulling a “Heroes.”

  • Skylar James

    @Blake: why didnt they, for example, air new episodes of OUAT and Revenge 2 weeks ago, when there was normal competition? Actually less than normal because TWD hadnt returned yet.

  • David

    Wahahahahahahahahaha! Kill revenge with Fire before it lays eggs , truly the worst show on the air,revenge is just so bad my eyes burn when i watch that CRAP Ps: ABC should cancel it and safe some face because next season it. Wil probably hit 0.9′s. LOL LMFAO!!!!

  • Charles

    Seriously, ABC is dumb. Sundays, at this time of the year (red carpet/super bowl season), MUST have a hiatus. Don’t know the reason why the network still making the SAME mistake. Look what happened 2 weeks ago, against the Golden Globes. Revenge is a GREAT show. Haters, just shut up because your comments are LAME. Revenge and OUAT WILL rebound after the red carpet season, so I’m not that worried about the numbers from last night.
    And, Yes, TWD is another reason for Revenge low numbers. When the network will realize this thngs are just bad for them, not for the public. It looks like it want to cancel sunday shows.
    Just… Stop.

  • Ultima

    @Petar
    That’s one of the main reasons why nobody has beaten CBS in like 15 years I believe.

    Not that total viewership is relevant, but CBS didn’t get back ahead of ABC and NBC until the 2003 and even then they lost to FOX in 2008.

  • Rebecca

    I agree with those who said that OUAT just isn’t as good this season. I still like the show and will still watch it, but apart from two or three really good episodes it hasn’t been as exciting as last season. And come on, ABC, air the rest of 666PA! Or sell it to a network that has a spot to fill so it can be aired (replace Do No Harm) and then put on hulu so I can watch it! lol I’m all caught up on Downtown Abbey (just started watching the show two weeks ago, on Netflix, hulu and then PBS’s site) and I’d like to get those last three episodes of 666PA.

  • aciel

    Revenge haters get a life and u know why it got those numbers it should rebound to at least a 2.0 and ouat to at least a 2.8

  • Blake

    @Skylar James
    The sweeps hadn’t started yet and they had already aired 3 episodes in a row in January. Or are you like everyone suggesting 1 week on, 2 weeks off, 1 week on, two weeks off, 1 week on, 2 weeks off?

  • Melissa

    @Ultima

    You’re officially my favorite commenter of the day. Yes, Petar Ivanov is delusional, and is unwilling to accept defeat in an argument.

  • Skylar James

    @Blake: if it avoids going up against big events, yes. Instead of having a 3 week break, they would’ve had a 2 week break before airing a new episode next week.

  • JR35

    ABC really can’t fault the shows for those ratings; it chose to schedule new episodes against super-tough competition.

  • Ultima

    @Charles
    Seriously, ABC is dumb. Sundays, at this time of the year (red carpet/super bowl season), MUST have a hiatus.

    Revenge and OUAT WILL rebound after the red carpet season, so I’m not that worried about the numbers from last night.

    Those two statements contradict each other. Maybe you should get your story straight before you go around calling other people dumb. :roll:

  • Blake

    @ Skylar James
    So, this is your schedule for Revenge?!

    Jan 06 New
    Jan 13 – (Golden Globes)
    Jan 20 – (Football)
    Jan 27 New
    Feb 03 – (Superbowl)
    Feb 10 – (Grammys)
    Feb 17 New
    Feb 24 – (Oscars)

    Are you serious? That on-off schedule is exactly what people were complaining about last year.

  • Ultima

    @Skylar James
    if it avoids going up against big events, yes. Instead of having a 3 week break, they would’ve had a 2 week break before airing a new episode next week.

    So you think ABC should have scheduled like this…

    1/6, off for GGA, off for NFL, 1/27, off for SB, off for GA, 2/17, off for Oscars, off for Red Widow premiere.

    That’s three episodes in nine weeks, without any consecutive episodes.

    Also, when are they going to air the HHOF movie? Just sacrifice it? Also, what are they going to air against the Grammys? Just punt and get sub-1.0 ratings like NBC?

    See, the problem is that people think ABC has to do what’s best for Revenge (even though its Jan/Feb performance won’t effect its renewal), instead of what’s best for ABC…

  • Skylar James

    I wouldnt air a new episode on the 6th Jan. Actually, I think their best option would be to return in March, and air all the episodes in a row.

  • Ultima

    @Blake
    Jan 06 New
    Jan 13 – (Golden Globes)
    Jan 20 – (Football)
    Jan 27 New
    Feb 03 – (Superbowl)
    Feb 10 – (Grammys)
    Feb 17 New
    Feb 24 – (Oscars)

    Both faster and better looking than what I wrote… :)

  • RandyL

    Wow, the FOX cartoons held up pretty well all things considered. Did Family Guy hit a season low? If so it was the only FOX cartoon to do so. The Cleveland Show is still dead though.

  • Ultima

    @Skylar James
    Actually, I think their best option would be to return in March, and air all the episodes in a row.

    They only have room for nine episodes in March/April/May. They’re airing eight.

    Unless you think they should cut the show down to 18-19 episodes?

  • Charles

    @ Ultima I’m not worried because I know both will increase soon, but ABC is stupid to put new episodes against big eventes. The numbers may be expected for the network but the fans don’t feel confortable with this situation. Just saying they need to think straight about all this. I really suggest a hiatus during this period, if it want to keep both shows on schedule. Sorry for the “dumb”.

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