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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  • Survivor Fan

    Let’s be real, I would be shocked if both Revenge and Scandal do not see a third season. I think this cat-fight is silly, as the two shows are not competing against one another.

  • Bookworm

    **I assumed Revenge was a 1.9.

  • BH

    And with that ABC shows go on another hiatus!

  • John A

    Nailed it for Revenge. 1.8 is pathetic. The episode was good but the death was obvious they should have killed Jack a boring charactor. TGW looking very weak.

  • Lewis

    @glue true that Scandal was always 1.8 – 2.1 with a weak competition.

  • Max

    Even the half-hours are bad for Revenge.

    Going from 6.09 to 5.89 million viewers during such a “buzzy” episode? Ouch. :D

    No renewal is going to happen.


  • Petar Ivanov

    NBC SNL repeat even with TGW…….NO COMMENT.

  • Andreas

    Max, it’s obvious you and Paris are the same person. Please stop embarrassing yourself.

    I watch neither Scandal or Revenge(both are terrible, low brow shows) but i feel sorry for you and your life.

  • Survivor Fan

    I thought that the TAR premiere was solid, despite tasks that were random as to who would finish first.

  • JR35

    Where oh where are the OUAT viewers?

  • Pat

    Wow. Amazing Race – highest broadcast show for the evening with a 2.4 . That’s pretty sad for Sunday.

  • RandyL

    @Glue Scandal never hit a 1.8. It did have a bunch of 1.9’s but that seems like a distant memory.
    Just like Revenge being in upper 2’s. The tides have turned.

  • Josh

    Great, now there’s two of them that seem to have no life and jump straight onto the site as soon as the ratings appear to make themselves known.

    That’s really poor for Good Wife, and shocked at Amazing Race, thought that would have been a 2.9 at least. Makes me wonder if it’ll go below a 2.0 this year. Has that happened ever?

  • Samunto

    Just as i thought; No significant rises for OUAT or Revenge.

  • Bee

    eh just what my pessimistic mind predicted :( barely a rebound for OUAT and a decent jump for revenge, but still not good enough.

    hopefully the next episodes of each are at 2.5+ and 2.0+. but one is gonna be off for 2 weeks and the other for 3 weeks. DAMN IT. sundays is the worst place to schedule shows. the worst. grey’s and scandal have the best schedules. knock on wood.

  • Survivor Fan

    A 1.8 would have been a disaster two years ago, but, assuming that Revenge holds a 1.8, it will be renewed.

  • Max

    @Andreas and everyone else…

    Have the mods check IP’s if you like. The only post I made in these 2 pages is the second post on page 1. That’s it.

    Carry on…

  • eridapo

    lol, so funny Max, Max and Max’s alter ego Paris all slamming Revenge…

    You people are pathetic….. LOL… TVBTN is being overrun by Max’s clones..

  • Melissa


    Um… Scandal was always at a 1.8… Always. Now it’s what revenge was. Don’t be a hypocrite max.

    No, actually Scandal was always at a 2.0 before its surge.

  • r0ckmypants

    Considering the premiere was so low, that 0.9 for the Zero Hour repeat isn’t bad. I doubt it will translate into higher ratings on Thursday, but still.

    Last night’s Revenge was great. With the storyline finally getting back on track to focus on Emily in the next new episode, I hope the ratings will go back up.

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