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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  • aciel

    how can u say that revenge isnt going to recover when it just went up 4 tenths thats a good sign. plus it still has one of the biggest dvr gains desperate housewives took a hit to a 1.8 and recovered to a 2.2 the next week and when it gets back it should get a 2.1 and for the rest of the season i expect it to get inbetween a 2.0-2.2

  • chris23

    When ABC originals of Revenge and ONCE come back in March I’m hoping #s for both shows climb back to decent, stable #s. Of course, I’m going to be realistic in the sense that ratings will not match those of the premiere.

    Word of mouth is that Sunday Nights episode of Revenge seems to get back on track of the greatness of Season one. I’m hoping this is true as I will be catching up on this weeks episode and the one prior on dvr. With all the Awards and football I am kinda behind for both shows..

    I think Revenge will stabilize to a 2.3 in Spring and Once Upon A Time a 2.9. I hope the best for these shows that deserve good ratings.

  • networkman

    ABC has some tough decisions regarding scheduling for Sunday night. Both Once Upon a Time and Revenge are capable of better numbers. This Fall, the network should really consider putting DWTS on Sunday.

    7pm AFHV
    8pm DWTS
    10pm Nashville

    8pm DWTS:results
    9pm New Drama
    10pm Castle

    8pm Once Upon A Time
    9pm S.H.I.E.L.D
    10pm Revenge

    8pm The Middle
    8:30 New Comedy
    9pm Modern Family
    9:30 How to Live With Your Parents
    10pm New Drama

    8pm Shark Tank
    9pm Grey’s Anatomy
    10pm Scandal

    8pm Last Man Standing
    8:30 New Comedy
    9pm The Neighbors
    9:30pm Suburgatory
    10pm 20/20

  • JacobYates

    Does anybody wonder what Max will comment when Revenge get’s renewed? I know I do.

  • Bette

    Revenge was great even though I hated who they killed off.
    Very Sad ending but the show is going to be around for a while,
    it is an exciting show. I watch Revenge and Downtown Abbey every Sunday
    new shows are on.

  • AreJae

    what?!? Once had no serious comp. right? why is it so low? People couldnt of lost interst so qqqqqquick, a few weeks ago it was 3.1. understand TGW and Revenge cuz it had The Walking Dead for comp. wow :(

  • Kier

    LOL at this MAX guy, I see you on here every week, ranting on about revenge, what are you trying to prove? Most people probably ignore your comments by now anyway. Shut the F*** up. Yeah Revenge is doing badly, it’s been doing badly for weeks, we can see that ourselves through the numbers, you don’t have to comment every week like a sad, pathetic excuse for a man. Get a life and stop hating, find happiness or a wife or something :/ (P.S I would love to see Revenge get a third season just to see you freak out loool, Great to see OUAT slowly coming back on its feet as well, and I know SCANDAL is killing ’em :)

  • Rollie Dethloff

    I honestly think that OUAT, Shark Tank, Suburgatory, and Nashville would crash in those slots. Then again, OUAT on Fridays isn’t the best either.

  • Ultima

    Most people probably ignore your comments by now anyway

    You should follow their example.

    Shut the F*** up … you don’t have to comment … like a sad, pathetic excuse for a man. Get a life and stop hating

    You should also follow your own advice.

  • alvar

    CBS Sundays definitely need a shake up next season. The Good Wife will probably be renewed because of all the critical acclaim its getting, but it won’t stay on Sundays with those ratings. I think it will either become a 10pm drama or one for Fridays. The obvious choice for Sundays next season would be Person of Interest or Elementary.

  • pll fan

    ouat is nowhere near as good as it was in season 1. i only watch it now if i’m bored or there’s nothing else on that i want to watch. i know a lot of other people that have stopped watching too.

  • TVfanLilly

    I’ve tried watching OUAT and I just can’t get into it. I don’t know if it’s the terrible acting, bad writing, or a combination of both. It just isn’t very good. It’s really cheesy and the acting is just flat out BAD. All the hype it was getting last year seems to be disappearing. I honestly don’t even see the show making it to past a third season. The ratings are sliding and it isn’t getting all the hype it was before.

  • Barbie

    @alvar Probably not. I’m betting Hawaii Five-0.

  • violet hour

    where are the walking dead numbers?

  • violet hour

    OUAT has strayed a little bit, many fan favorites characters are inexplicably missing or on the bench to give more exposure time to new characters that aren’t that likeable at all,

  • The Hafk

    Night full of low ratings but Bob’s Burgers keeps staying steady.

    It’s not a ratings hit by all means but it’s quite the dependable performer for Fox.

  • Jon

    I think The Walking Dead has essentially killed prime time network tv ratings

  • Ram510


    I think your mock schedule is the best I’ve seen on this site in a while.

  • CurefortheItch

    Sorry but Max isn’t the issue, it’s the whiners that lose their rag EVERY SINGLE TIME he posts that do my head in. Forget about telling Max to get a life, you lot should get a freaking grip!

  • networkman

    @Ram510, Thank you very much for the compliment. ABC needs to do something about DWTS and airing it against the peformance show of The Voice may not be the best bet going forward, so why not move it to Sunday. It would be great counterprogramming against football. It may skew older but be able to garner a nice size audience and it would allow those viewers who watch football to enjoy the scripted programs ABC has to offer on Tuesday.

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