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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  • Andy

    I don’t like Revenge, OUAT or Scandal but chances are all 3 are going to get renewed.

    Nice work by TVBTN though to create the persona known as ‘max’ to get people talking every time he posts, people just love to hate ‘him’.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Holly who said:
    Really low numbers for CBS… Suddenly CSI:NY’s 1.2 on Friday doesn’t seem so horrible.

    And Blue bloods 1.4 look like big hit now.

  • PixieLavender

    Does anyone know when the DVR ratings come out?

  • Greg

    Ouch at The Good Wife. I’m still betting on a renewal just because it’s cheaper than CSI: New York and it’s produced by CBS unlike The Mentalist, but still, these numbers are atrocious.

  • Petar Ivanov

    fox animation domination look bad these days. Dads shoul save it.

  • frodo

    Revenge and Once Upon a Time both did below average in the ratings, hopefully they can adjust up some in the finals. Hopefully Revenge and Once will continue to rise in the next couple of weeks, ABC pretty much destroyed them. Now another 3 weeks without Revenge. ABC at its best.

    As far as Scandal goes, yesterday’s episode of Revenge was 1 million times better than anything Scandal could ever produce. Next season if they move Scandal to Sunday at 21 taking Revenge’s slot, it will see the same numbers.

    Hopefully with Downton Abby out of the way now, Revenge can steal some of their viewers back.

  • Annie Orhan

    Now your telling me there is nothing you can do about Max spamming constantly stupid stuff..

    I mean come on one post is fine but the guy has already made 5 posts in the course of fifteen minutes with nothing but the same garbage in each thread?

    And that’s supposedly fine by the mods? I mean really?

  • Survivor Fan

    @ PixieLavender

    Today is a holiday, so that could push back the normal releases.

  • Shepherd

    Zero Hour repeat did quite well.

    LMAO at OUAT. Even I didn’t think it would stay so low! I for one do not buy into this ‘steady climb’ through March BS either. I said it 5 weeks ago, but i’ll say it again; OUAT will not hit 3.0 again this year and from the looks of it, not ever.

    About what I expected for Revenge. That show has no real competition, and a lot of ‘fanboys’! LMAO


    You keep talking about how you have access to the overnights, C3 ratings etc., but you never post any, and yet your assertions are never very accurate. I suppose 1.8 is within 1.7-2.0, but that’s a range of more than 15%, not very precise imo.


    3.0??? Really? Even if I assume that you made a typo an meant 2.0, which you made clear that you didn’t, laughing at MY prediction. LOL

  • eridapo

    Scandals Ratings

    2.1 2 1.9 2 1.9 2 2.2 2.5 2.4 2.8 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.7

    Revenge Ratings

    3.2 2.6 2.6 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.2 2.4 2.4 2 1.7 1.4 1.8

  • Holly


    Does anyone know when the DVR ratings come out?

    Usually they would be out later today, but with today being a holiday, they will probably be delayed until at least tomorrow.

  • Avenger

    Watching Revenge slowly descend and ascend is hilarious. This piece of crap is gone for good come May!

    Emily Van Camp better get her food stamps and unemployment papers ready.

  • cimmer

    Wow I was too optimistic for OUAT at 2.4-2.5. Could be the long weekend – maybe. It’s sometimes tough with fantasy/scifi shows (as Syfy knows too well), especially on network, because people find them cute or interesting to begin with and then the non fantasy/scifi crowd wander off or isnt steady and only the hard core fantsy fans stick and they often aren’t enough to keep such a show on the air over two or three seasons unless something can be worked out on the budget end or you’re on Fox, lol.. I’m not saying that’s what’s going on with OUAT but I wonder if it will get back up to the threes and STAY there anymore. I could see the season finale making it, and maybe the first ep next season and then it slipping down to the low twos. Maybe that’s okay with ABC though.

  • danny94

    Revenge did Very well to improve by 29 per cent in one week, I am abit concerned that once only grew 5 per cent though i hope the audience comes back when the both shows return in next month

  • Andrew

    There isn’t anything wrong with Revenge or OUAT, it’s ABC’s STUPID scheduling. I don’t understand why ABC thinks they can compete with the Grammys AND The Oscars?? There’s no way you can recover from that. I don’t even want to think about what the ratings will be for ABC’s Sunday Lineup next week.

  • Remote Patrolled

    I’m a Revenge fan – though I’d be the first to admit this second season has been pretty woeful at times. I don’t watch Scandal but you can’t miss the buzz for the show and the climbing ratings so I’m tempted to give it a go.

    Gotta say though – this constant Max / Revenge / Scandal stuff on the TBTN site has become pretty tiresome now. It was kind of funny for a couple of weeks but it’s just become really juvenile and pretty silly now. And it’s taking away from serious / interesting ratings discussions – which is what I know I come to the site for.

    I understand you don’t want to ban people but when the message boards are dominated by 1 (or 2) people and the conversations are the same every week – I think it hurts the site as a whole. You become a silly fan site. Makes me tempted to go to Deadline Hollywood or TV Line or elsewhere to get my ratings news instead…

    I have a feeling other people are feeling the same way and you may start losing traffic / visitors…

  • Joseph

    These ratings just symbolise this week- usage down

  • Andreas

    Max, even if you’re not Paris, i still feel sorry for your life. Spending every Monday morning on a tv website refreshing the page over and over so you can post your pre-typed comment first? And over what? Two terrible tv shows/soaps aimed at middle aged women? Sad man, sad. If you’re going to being a ridiculous stan for a show, at least make sure it’s a good one. Breaking Bad, Mad Men etc.

  • Paul P

    The Good Wife & The Mentalist will both be gone…any chance Vegas will be
    sparred for Sunday’s?

  • Steph

    Wish Revenge had gone a little higher, but at least it went up. I wish they’d move it back to Wednesday at 10. It was at home there.

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