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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  • NotAnymore

    Jennifer Morrison is the reason why Once is tanking. She isn’t a capable lead and her scenes are always the weakest. The writing in this second season isn’t helping either and i agree with other fans, there are too many characters no one cares about

  • Masnadetizitori

    Guys and girls!I think on March 3,OUAT will be master of ratings,because Revenge is not broadcast!She’s return next week!I’m so happy!Bye!

  • SMG4E

    REVENGE deserves these numbers, if not worse. It’s a horrible drama and its attempts at twists and turns are pathetic. Not only that, but it’s sooo repetitive. “Hmm…let’s set up a hidden camera and sit and watch it. That’ll solve ALL of our problems.”

  • Jt

    Revenge will be fine it will get another season.

  • Dude

    Wow Scandal fans really are pathetic. It’s a shame that it’s such a good show because its fans truly suck.

  • MichaelChickless

    Is that a series low for 60 Minutes? (I didn’t read all 20 pages of comments.)

  • Revener

    Does anyone know the ratings for The walking dead yet? I just need the demo, and the # f viewers

  • aciel

    i agree scandal is a pretty good show but its fans like to tear other shows down its ridicolous. its like u know we get the fact that the show that u enjoy is doing well. but could they just stop bashing other shows

  • fakeem

    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.

    Like I said, people are tired of returning players, and REALLY tired of the hantz family. That’s why i’m not watching this season. And if they keep bringing back players, other than those taken out for medical reasons, i’ll continue the boycott….

  • Audrey

    I cant seem to find kktm ratings.please nick can u give me the numbers

  • Joseph

    Not only did the NBA All-Star Game and “Walking Dead” cream the English-language broadcast nets, but the season finale of “Downton Abbey” on PBS probably topped the commercial broadcast networks in the 18-49 demo as well (and maybe even in total viewers) on Sunday night (February 17th).

  • Tom in SF

    I have to wonder how much “Downton Abbey” affects these numbers. If as many as 8 million people are over on PBS, that has to reduce the pool left for the networks.

  • Ultima

    but the season finale of “Downton Abbey” on PBS probably topped the commercial broadcast networks in the 18-49 demo as well (and maybe even in total viewers)

    Already pointed this out in another thread, but this is Sunday ratings…

    Downton Abbey skews old, it most likely didn’t top any of the networks in the A18-49 demo.

  • jackieO

    Revenge and OUAT were great

  • Nancy

    INHO what is affecting the Good Wife ratings is Downton Abbey on PBS. I for one have been watching Downton Abbey instead of TGW.

    Look at the viewers for Downton Abbey on Sunday night was over 9 MILLION viewers. It was Downton Abbey season finale.

    That show is well written and acted. Fabulous actress Dame Maggie Smith from Harry Potter movies.

    I bet TGW will go up in the ratings next week. Alot of people will go back to watching TGW next week and that is why TGW is under the 10 million viewers.

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