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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  • Mon

    CBS dramas last Friday, 1.3 average with 0.7 lead-in, are not looking that bad now compared to TGW/Mentalist’s 1.4.

    No spoiler. The Amazing Race is a lock for another Emmy win this year. Last night’s episode was one of the best yet. The camera work was excellent. I have no idea how they pulled that skydiving challenge scenes off. It was breath-taking. The location, Bora-Bora, was beautiful as well. The challenges were difficult. You either need to be very patient or very brave to finish. Lastly, the contestants were a good mix of likable (the father and son) and unpleasant people (the newlyweds!!!). I don’t think The Voice or Top Chef has qualities that can snatch TAR’s win this year

  • BG

    Revenge and OUAT were both really good last night!! Both shows will rebound completely by the end of the season :)

  • Survivor Fan

    I loved the first season of Revenge, but the plot has become too strange and convoluted this season. Last night’s episode was much better, though.

  • Leondre

    Hopefully word of mouth will kick-in and help the ABC dramas. A lot of people said they liked last night’s episodes .

    That’s horrible for The Good Wife.

  • BH

    OUAT gained a tenth back and Revenge did 4 tenths. I guess thats an improvement!

  • Andy

    I missed Zero Hour on Thursday and watched Sunday night and it was very good. I know it’s ratings on Thursday were bad, but I’ll watch whatever they air. But I also liked Fastforward, The Firm and Awake.

  • Max

    How long until REVENGE is in the 0’s? :D

  • danny94

    People Calm down will you Revenge has has done well this week to recover from it’s 1.4 last week. It was never going to recover 100 per cent in just ONE week.

  • Charlie

    I wonder what producers think when they are told “these wouldn’t work on network TV”. I mean, how come The Mentalist is fine for network, but Homeland isn’t? With all the fuss on Irak I bet Homeland would be pulling incredible numbers on network. It’s quite an addictive show.

  • feinn

    Holiday weekend = low ratings

  • ForceChoke

    Once Upon A Time was great this week. I hope people come back. I want to see high 2’s and low 3’s again.

  • Oliver

    I’ve just realised why everything is lower than usual: it’s a holiday weekend.

  • Skylar James

    well done ABC, you have killed your own shows

  • Minka

    YES YES!! Continue to spiral down that dark hole of no return Revenge!!

    Cancellation Bear will feast on you, as you continue to writhe in your mingling ratings!!

  • Lewis

    Guys stop fighting, Revenge is still getting renewed! So that means, that its premiere will have a 3.0 or higher! Something that Scandal has not and will never see. lol :D

  • Holly

    I’ve just realised why everything is lower than usual: it’s a holiday weekend.


  • Oliver


    Homeland is morally ambiguous, which would never fly on network television.

  • Survivor Fan

    @ Andy

    I think that a Survivor / TAR combo would add about three tenths to both shows, as about the same 2.4 percent of people watch both of them. There is so much audience overlap there.

  • Nicolas

    Isn’t this the first time TAR beat Once Upon A Time on its timeslot, and got #1 on the night?
    Happy for The Amazing Race :)

  • s0303

    what happened to the good wife and the mentalist…both should be cancelled at this point…

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