TV Ratings Sunday: 'Once Upon A Time', 'Revenge' & 'Bob's Burgers' Up, 'The Amazing Race' Premieres Down

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February 18th, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.7/4 1.6/4 1.6/4 1.2/3 1.2/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.9/6 1.1/3 0.9/3 0.9/3 0.8/3
Total Viewers (million) 3.750 5.862 9.174 3.197 4.410

Note: Due to golf overruns in the Eastern and central Timezones, all CBS primetime programs started five minutes late in many markets. CBS's ratings are subject to more than the typical adjustments.


FOX was number one among adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers.

Note:  Versus last week, Adults 18-49 usage was down 6 percent from 8-11 PM.

On Fox, The Cleveland Show notched a 1.1 down 21 percent from last week’s 1.4. adults 18-49 rating. The Simpsons earned a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. Bob’s Burgers scored a 1.9, up 6 percent from last week’s 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Family Guy garnered a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, down 4 percent  from last week’s 2.5. American Dad notched a 1.9 among adults 18-49, down 5 percent from last week’s 2.0.

On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos earned a 1.5, down 17 percent  from last week’s 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Once Upon a Time scored a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating up 5 percent from last week’s series low 2.2. Your predictions were too optimistic.. Revenge garnered a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, up 29 percent from last week’ s series low 1.4.

On CBS, all the numbers should be taken with a small grain of salt since primetime was delayed five minutes in the eastern and central time zones. 60 Minutes earned a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating down 28 percent from last week. The season premiere of The Amazing Race scored a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating down 4 percent from a 2.5 for its fall season premiere on September 30, 2012 and down 14 percent from a 2.8 for its previous winter premiere on February 19, 2012. It was the series lowest rated premiere ever. The Good Wife earned a series low 1.4 adults 18-49 rating down 7 percent from a 1.5 for its previous new episode on January 28. The Mentalist garnered a 1.5 among adults 18-49 down 21 percent  from a 1.9 for its most recent original episode on January 28.

On NBC, Dateline earned a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, down 33 percent from a 1.5 for its last Sunday original on January 6.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, February 17, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 ABC Amerca's Funniest Home Videos 1.5/4 6.91
CBS 60 Minutes 1.3/4 9.50
NBC Dateline 1.0/3 5.39
FOX The Simpsons - R 0.9/3 2.20
7:30 FOX The Cleveland Show 1.1/3 2.64
8:00 CBS  The Amazing Race (season premiere) 2.4/6 9.54
ABC  Once Upon a Time 2.3/6 7.50
FOX  The Simpsons 2.0/5 4.61
NBC  Betty White's Off Their Rockers - R 0.9/2 4.17
8:30 FOX Bob's Burgers 1.9/5 4.06
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers - R 1.0/2 4.33
9:00 FOX Family Guy 2.4/6 4.85
ABC Revenge 1.8/4 5.99
CBS The Good Wife 1.4/3 8.48
NBC Saturday Night Live in the 90s  (9-11PM)- R 1.4/3 4.00
9:30 FOX American Dad 1.9/5 4.14
10:00 CBS The Mentalist 1.5/4 9.18
ABC Zero Hour - R 0.9/2 3.05

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



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  • israelCD

    Sweethearts REVENGE is going to be renewed ! HATERS U BETTER DEAL WITH IT !

  • Ryan

    I’m starting to get scared to keep watching OUAT, it’ll never ever get a proper finale if the ratings get much lower, I want the ratings to either stay up or plunge mid-season so they know it’ll get cancelled and have time to wrap everything up, if it gets to middling territory they might get surprised with a cancellation and won’t get a chance to do a proper finale. :(

  • Baaa!

    I see the signs. DST is coming.

  • Mon

    Looks like The Job’s been pulled.


    Undercover Boss is now listed instead of The Job (which was still in there last Friday). It’s not indicated, however, if it will be a new episode of UB this Friday.

  • Min

    It’s time to IP ban Max and his numerous aliases.

  • Holly


    I’m starting to get scared to keep watching OUAT, it’ll never ever get a proper finale if the ratings get much lower,

    That shouldn’t be a concern this season. But with the ratings issues it has been having, if next year’s finale couldn’t work as a series finale then it’s the writers’ fault.

  • David Howell

    Least surprising cancellation of the season for The Job.

    Ban Max? I’m not sure at all.

    To the comment about ABC renewing Castle after a weak start because it was a procedural – that’s the least of it, the renewal of “certain bearchow” Body of Proof last season can’t have been down to anything else!

  • AverageJoe

    I was once a huge fan of Revenge, but the show’s quality has gone downhill. Even the Revenge fans have to admit this. It’s not what it used to be. The second season was terrible and veered off topic from what the first 12 or so episodes did in the first season.

    I loved season one (or at least the first 12 episodes), but now it’s just weak drama. Also I don’t think yesterday’s rating was THAT bad. Almost a 2.0, but I still don’t think it’ll finish of strong. Though I do think it’ll get renewed.

    The Amazing Race didn’t do too bad either, considering the big drop Survivor had during its opening. Hopefully Survivor can pull it back to a 2.8+. Good show for 10+ years!

  • Holly

    @David Howell,

    To the comment about ABC renewing Castle after a weak start because it was a procedural – that’s the least of it, the renewal of “certain bearchow” Body of Proof last season can’t have been down to anything else!

    I’m sure that was part of it.

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  • Nick

    What happened to… everything?? Are numbers usually this low on Sundays during February?

  • Martha

    CBS has switched TM/TGW time slot .. i.e. CBS will air TM @9pm then TGW @10pm on coming Sun 2/24.

    CBS has finally wised up but I’m afraid too much damage has already been done to The Mentalist :(.


  • Vermillion

    @Once & Again

    Thanks for the Revenge spoiler. I know it’s my fault that I even checked out this page, but you didn’t have to specify who died – I thought this site was supposed to be about ratings, not episode discussions. I certainly learned my lesson here. =/

  • DW

    @ MARTHA. you forgot to look at the following week. back to normal. and tm would still pull in bad numbers @ 9

  • Steven

    Hope the good wife gets at least one more year to wrap it up

  • Pocoyo

    Lol OUAT. I guess a full hour of Jennifer Morrison overacting can´t do better in the ratings XD

  • Martha

    @DW, thanks. I was happy too soon. :(

  • pufek

    OUAT and Revenge will be fine. All shows had a lower ratings than usually. 2,4 high on sunday??? This is a rare situation. People come back because OUAT and Revenge are awesome shows. and I think some people exaggerate when they say these shows are dying. It will be fine. I believe in it. After big events it will take time when these shows come back to glory.

  • aciel

    i didnt expect revenge to fully recover in one week. but im pretty sure it will be back to low 2s for the rest of the season

  • Joseph

    I don’t know how revenge will do when it gets back because it has an OUAT repeat as its lead-in so it may not do as well- will be interesting to see though how OUAT affects revenge ratings if it does

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