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

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  • alffan

    Three things may have affected last night

    1) President’s Day weekend. Many people off today and took last night to go out
    2) The NBA All-Star game was on ESPN
    3) For Revenge, you have “The Walking Dead”
    Sunday has become a tough night. I’d like to know the total cable viewers on Sunday versus the other days of the week.
    ABC needs to move these shows out of Sunday so they’re constantly not battling Sports overruns, awards shows, et al.

  • Carl

    I hope those TAR ratings, and the Survivor plunge, are a wakeup call to CBS. These shows have been run ragged. I can barely watch them now. They focus too much on conflict, too much on unlikeable, annoying people, they are poorly cast, not all that well edited, and no longer have any identity or any joy. The first few seasons of TAR had so much heart. The show has become bile-laden and the locations have become slogs.

    I’ve heard so many bad things about OAUT this season, from too many characters, to poor use of once-popular characters, to poor pacing and stories. I think this show has always existed as potential more than as a solid reality. Those ratings for such an expensive and heavily promoted show are very surprising.

    I’m not sure what’s happened to some of the fantasy/horror genre. Once upon a time (no pun intended), some shows had their best seasons around season 2 (some might say Buffy, SPN, BSG reboot, Angel). Now you have stuff like Heroes that completely imploded in season 2, with OAUT doing a lower-key version of the same.

  • Sam

    Nice to see OUAT and Revenge back up.
    After the HORRIBLE scheduling that ABC threw at both shows, it’s going to take far more than one week for them to rebound to their former glory. The first step is to allow them to skip the Oscar week (well done ABC for that one… it seems you FINALLY learned your lesson).

    I believe the 3 week hiatus for Revenge will do it the world of good. One return after a few weeks to pull the ratings up, then generating hype for another three weeks for them premiere the show in Spring is a good idea.

    Next OUAT in 2 weeks: 2.5
    Next Revenge in 3 weeks: 2.1

    Also, I sense a decline coming for Scandal… I watch the show, and I’m a fan… but it’s getting unbelievably BORING! I find myself checking how long is left half way through the show because it’s seems it’s never-ending.

    All three shows will be renewed, and the ‘war’ between them is ridiculous. Revenge has matched Scandal’s series lows, but Scandal has yet to match Revenge’s series highs, and I highly doubt it will.

  • rob60990

    “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”

    Where did you read OUAT would be a rerun on March 10?

  • moraliste

    It looks to me that when DH left, it pulled the vitals out of Sunday night. At least the ones that were left after Grey’s Anatomy moved to Thursdays. (As a definite non-fan of GA, I have to say their numbers at nine central Sunday night look doubly impressive in hindsight.)

  • Sam

    PS: I can see Scandal next season replacing Revenge in the time slot, with Revenge potentially moving back to Wednesday/Thursday.

  • alffan

    Here’s my idea how to fix this mess:

    7pm AFHV
    8pm DWTS/Bachelor/DWTS
    10pm Nashville/

    8:00 Once Upon A Time
    10:00 Revenge

  • One eye

    Horrible ratings all round really

  • Andreas

    Skyler, My two favorite shows are Med Men and Breaking Bad, so, to answer your question, No.

    Max, lmao, playing the victim card? Trolling 101. You deliberately set out to rile up fans of Revenge with your comments.

  • Shepherd


    “The first step is to allow them to skip the Oscar week (well done ABC for that one… it seems you FINALLY learned your lesson).”

    Was there some way for ABC to air OUAT and Revenge against The Oscars that I’m unaware of? You do realize that the Oscars will also be airing on ABC this year.

  • Skylar James

    @Andreas: And? There are plenty of people who dont like/dont care about those shows…

  • Ultima

    8pm DWTS/Bachelor/DWTS

    There is simply no way for ABC to fit a run of The Bachelor on Sunday nights in between DWTS cycles.

    Seriously, we’re in the middle of January/February right now! Surely people can’t forget the mass interruptions.

  • Petar Ivanov

    I am not saying that they will rotate but they will stay together.
    Survivor at 8
    AR at 9

  • Layton

    Sundays ratings are bad for everything when 2.4 is the high it shows that everything did poor for some reason. Once is fine and since it will be renewed for a 3rd season, it will get a 4th season because of syndication.

  • Ultima

    The first step is to allow them to skip the Oscar week (well done ABC for that one… it seems you FINALLY learned your lesson).

    The Oscars air on ABC… and have for decades (if not always).

  • Andreas

    Skylar, and those people would generally have poor/or low standards of taste.

    Are you really going to try and compare Revenge and Scandal to Mad Men and Breaking Bad? Really?

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Plus Elementary is not so high rated so it’s a good candidate for Sunday.

    Scripted don’t work for cbs on sundays. Two aging reality and one aging srama in my opinion is their best choice.

  • Ultima

    ABC killed these shows but surely they will both come back

    Did they changed the definition of “killed” again? :|

  • a p garcia

    I think Revenge should fire everyone of their writers. There are many of more creative writers when the real unemploymwnr rate of this nation is about 15%.

  • brutony

    Max should meet the same fate as Amanda-spoiler alert!

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