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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  • SJ


    Well, both are likely to get fourth seasons for syndication purposes, but I was talking about actual merit.

    Were you suggesting that REV could get a shorter order for season three?! If Revenge is renewed for less than 22 episodes next season, I will be utterly shocked.

  • Chris

    The golf run over on CBS was just 3 or 4 minutes (Eastern and Central Time Zones cut off the end of the Northern Trust Open and it concluded on Golf Channel; CBS stations in the Mountain, Pacific, Alaska, and Hawaii Time Zones continued to the end), so those numbers for 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Good Wife, and The Mentalist should be accurate, if not within a tenth.

  • cimmer

    @Layton, Fox and Fringe are not good examples. I’ve always believed that Fox often makes decisions more like a cable network than a broadcast network (Dollhouse is another example and of course Joss). If OUAT were on Fox (although I think it’s too warm and fuzzy for Fox, it would need more of an edge lol) than yes, syndication might be seen as a ‘sure thing’, but I don’t think it’s an automatic with ABC, not in the lower 2’s.

  • Once & Again


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

    That was evil but i love it hahaha. :)
    The perfect REVENGE hahaha. :)

  • Vcoolwater

    OUAT is still third highest drama on ABC. It is no danger of cancellation this season. As for the future who knows.

    Except for Greys and Scandal. All of ABCs other dramas have been flops. Except for Shield, next season doesn’t look too promising.

    Revenge will also get renewed for next season. Most likely moved to a new time slot.

  • SJ

    OUAT is still third highest drama on ABC

    Second. Revenge is third. Scandal fourth.

    Except for Shield, next season doesn’t look too promising.


    Except for Greys and Scandal. All of ABCs other dramas have been flops.


    Revenge will also get renewed for next season. Most likely moved to a new time slot.

    Hardly ever does a show get moved twice in two years. Heck, even Body of Proof, which just barely got renewed, got to keep its time slot…

  • Rebecca

    Great ep of OUAT last night…hope the ratings improve and the plot stays exciting. Only other things I watched were AFV and Downtown Abbey’s season finale (worth staying up late for). Now I’ll go stream Bob’s Burgers.

  • aciel

    lol perhaps give emily a call so she could take him down. maybe olivia pope could fix max

  • Cory

    Amazing Race, while down a smidge from last year, is tied for number one show of the night. Has that ever happened on a Sunday before? I’m cautiously optimistic for the show’s chances. Been my favorite show ever, and would love to see it continue for many more years. Last night’s premiere was ok but not great.

  • omabin

    As I have been saying for some weeks now, the best thing for ABC to do IMO:

    Sunday (Fall and Spring/Winter
    Once Upon a Time/ Winter Wipeout
    DWTS/ The Taste
    DWTS/ Celebrity Wife Swap

    Monday (Fall and Spring/Winter)
    DWTS Results/ The Bachelor
    Revenge/ The Bachelor

  • rob60990

    DWTS can’t air on Sundays anyways because Len & Bruno can’t do it.

  • Ron

    @SJ actually ever since OUAT and Revenge have been taking these frequent breaks,Scandal is Abc 2nd Highest rated drama,Then OUAT and Lastly Revenge.If you need back up i will happily show you

  • rob60990

    @Ron, SJ & others are going by this whole year, not just a month of ratings. On average, Once Upon a Time & Revenge are still doing better than Scandal. Revenge also has the benefit that ABC does not air reruns of the show in its timeslot.

  • Dorothy

    Ron. Shes not talking about the last 3 episodes. Shes saying the season as a whole.

  • Dorothy

    I forgot to mention. If YOU need backup I will happily show you. Lol

  • Daniel

    Omg the revenge haters sound like such sad people … I don’t get the big deal !! Scandal and revenge are 2 very different shows on the same network seriously how obsessed are you guys with scandal . I watch both I enjoy them both but I’m not gonna be like ahhhhh cancel revenge blah blah blah seriously get a life !!! Scandal is rating well fantastic ! Revenge not so well?? Who cares they either cancel it or not at the end of the day wether it stays on air it’s not going to put food on your table so why do y’all give a crap so badly !!!! Anyway maybe They should just make revenge for australian tv where it’s the #1 overseas drama !! Hell some weeks it’s number 1 overall … And scandal not so big , yet hold your breath !!! Audiences here appreciate both shows ! Now how could that be possible !

  • Felipe Nikita


  • Douglas from Brazil

    I’m getting worried about The Good Wife, 1.4 is bad,what happened last night to CBS goes down.Revenge I’m worried too.Oce Upon A Time won’t see more than 2.5 until the end os this season especially when spring come.

  • toons

    i’ll never understand people rooting against shows instead of just rooting for shows

  • BigBrotherFan

    I’m not going to even bother with the whole Scandal and Revenge nonsense. I watch both shows and they couldn’t be more different from one another.

    I’m happy REVENGE scrored low though. As a fan I’m still pretty pissed that the writers have done NOTHING to correct the problems that has buzzed around all season! NAMELY ****SPOILER**** Aiden! WHY THE HECK the writers killed of Amanda instead of him is just yet another slap in the face to the fans.

    If he stays next season. I’m done with the show. With Aiden dragging the show down DOWN DOWN quite frankly I rather watch GIRLS than another second of his useless character! GET RID OF HIM and put JACK AND EMILY TOGETHER..geez

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