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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  • Joe Robby


    “It seems like it has gotten a lot of its mojo back”

    Agreed. Though, I don’t really think it lost much of it and I don’t understand the folks who gave up on it. I really enjoyed last season, but you can’t have a whole series where Emily just knocks people down one after one. And as convoluted as it is (it is a tv show, tv shows are all convoluted), the whole Initiative aspect makes much more sense than the Greyson’s one day deciding to down a plane and call it a day. That makes no sense. Putting that plane downing as part of a much bigger conspiracy where the uber rich play with the course of history and where that plane downing was just one event, to me, makes more sense. Thus, this season is unraveling what that is and how the Initiative interplay with the Greyson’s, and how, in turn, Emily’s mission is made the more complicated.

    I’m lovin’ it…

  • Gabe


    It’s beyond obvious by now. I honestly don’t see how people haven’t realised that by now

  • John A

    Revenge has been a mess most of the season. Blaming competition is even more stupid. If the show was good enough it would not be droping this hard.

  • Bad Wolf


    Sorry if I like to begin with the first comment when I read… You won’t believe it but I do the same when I read a book ! ;-)
    Thanks for your worrying about my problems but I don’t have any, really. And I’m OK, I complained about ‘this person’, now I’d like to move on, if you don’t mind.

  • Leondre

    Was revenge good last night, because I missed it?

  • Ram510

    I can’t believe AFV beat Revenge?!?

  • Melissa


    Next week, we’ll see how much the bad scheduling has hurt both shows, but I think both will rate solidly, if lower than what they used to rate back in the fall (OUAT at 2.6-2.8 and Revenge at 2.0-2.2).

    2.6-2.8 is not normal for Once Upon a Time. In the fall, normal was low-mid 3’s. 2.0-2.2 is also not not normal for Revenge. Mid 2’s is normal for that show.

  • kbmv

    How is MAX wrong? He is completely right about the downward spiral for Revenge and the upward trend for Scandal. What has he really been wrong about? All i see is a bunch of whiny Revenge fans catching feelings.

  • danny94

    I agree Comparing revenge and Desperate Housewives is stupid, Desperate Housewives was attracting 25-30 million viewers in its 1st/2nd season. You cant even compare the two shows

  • Leonard

    Revenge it is just dead.

  • psychic

    Max. Shut up about Revenge. No one cares.

  • frodo

    and by the way Revenge was really good last night, easily the best episode of this season and one of the better ones of the show. Too bad it got wasted against the Grammys and The Walking Dead. We will see next week but I do not see it getting back to the 2’s. Its not the type of show to miss and get back to. Its among the most serialized drama’s on TV.

  • phyllis

    I would watch reruns of old bad shows over the Grammy awards any day there are way to many of them and they are boring. It does hurt the shows we all love to watch, but the next couple of weeks will hurt with the stupid oscars too.

  • Shepherd


    “the last new episode for revenge got a 2.2″

    ummm, No it didn’t. In fact, Revenge has been below 2.0 for a while now.

  • Petar Ivanov

    By the way this sunday is NBA all-star game. After that any others award shows…i think MTV schedule their video award for sunday too.

  • Ultima

    Max. Shut up about Revenge. No one cares.

    As illustrated by the dozens of replies he gets, including yours? :roll:

  • Joe Robby


    “All i see is a bunch of whiny Revenge fans catching feelings.”

    Or fans frustrated over the fact that the average American viewer has such a short attention span, a good story can’t be unraveled. ;-)

    Or fans of both shows (like me, and both shows being “Revenge” and “Scandal”) who don’t understand why people like to polarize viewers & fans.


  • Match

    Last night’s episode of Revenge was very good, the part with Victoria was great. And the promo for next week looks great. Hope someone dies and they solve all this story lines. They did some cleaning house last night but the next episode must be the real deal. Not giving up on Revenge, i love it.

  • rob60990

    “ummm, No it didn’t. In fact, Revenge has been below 2.0 for a while now.”

    A while? Only 2 episodes, while Scandal has had 4 episodes below a 2 against nothing.

  • David Howell

    Wow at that 1.4. Is Max actually, incredibly, going to have the last laugh?

    Personally I’m more surprised that NBC did that well. A rerun! Of a documentary on 80s TV! In SWEEPS! Against a special that does better than regular season NFL *and* the #1 drama on television! And it *still* did better than Do No Harm!

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