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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  • Vcoolwater

    Once Upon A Time is safe. Except for Thursdays, all of ABC’s dramas are flops.

    I don’t see ABC cancelling Once Upon a Time or Nashville.

    I am surprised that Revenge even bounced back that much. Going from a 1.4 to 1.8 is actually impressive considering this week episode was a continuation from last weeks.

    Considering the highest demo rating was a 2.4. I don’t understand why everyone is declaring ABC dramas as flops. Everything seems to be down. It seems like some people like being dramatic or trolls.

  • Andreas

    Do any of the TVBTN staff even read the comments section? Will they even see the comments from people saying that they’re going to stop reading the site because Max’s obnoxious posts are so off putting?

    As for Emily Van Camp, eh, even if the show is cancelled, i’m sure she’ll do just fine. She was just cast as the female lead in the new Captain America movie. A pretty huge deal.

  • Once & Again

    Let’s just hope that the spring will be kinder to Once Upon a Time and Revenge. Once only rose 0.1 which is bad, Revenge rose 0.4 but not enough. Both shows are very good, and last night’s episode of Revenge was bombastic i loved it. Poor Amanda. :(

  • danny94

    Scandal isnt Fit to lick Revenge’s boots. Revenge Rules and Last nights episode was the best one yet. !!!

  • leonard

    The Good Wife is gone for good.

    There’s no way to stay alive.

  • Ali

    I was hoping Revenge would rebound a lot more than it has but I am happy with 1.8 for this week. I hope we can see it back up to low 2s soon. I am just not sure what happened to Sundays, everything is down across the board.

  • Ray

    I don’t know about anyone else but everyone I know who watched Once Upon A Time and Revenge never watch it when it first airs.Everyone DVR’s it..

  • Shepherd


    Do you mean the DVR ratings that would include last night/this week? not for 2 or 3 weeks. Otherwise week 19’s DVR numbers get posted tomorrow I think.

  • David

    It’s a holiday weekend

  • the steve sanders

    Fox should just announce the cleveland show cancellation already,and with the writing getting worse and worse,american dad could be next.

  • NBC Fan.


    I love Scandal too, but I must ask. Why are you so obsessed with Revenge. There are other shows on the network and yet u bash Revenge?

    Also, why do you bash American Horror Story and Betty White’s Off Their Rockers?

  • Petar Ivanov

    @The Good Wife is gone for good.
    There’s no way to stay alive

    except for friday.

  • leonard

    Max is more successful than Revenge.

    All the talking here is about him.

    He deserve its to be in the site team.

  • bazza

    @Petar Ivanov Dads is a live action show for CBS not animated for Fox. The next new thing for Animation Domination is
    Axe Cop
    Murder Police
    High School USA!
    Untitled Lucas Brothers Project
    And seth is to create a new show centered around a women. AD needs new blood

  • Michael

    @David, actually there seem to be excuses everyday when ratings are down across the board. That’s just the way it is lol.

  • Max

    You people are hysterically over the top and funny.

    You call me a troll and tons of other harsh names (something I never do- attack other posters) and you want the mods to discipline ME? Furthermore, as I have said over and over, please tell Bill or Robert to check IP’s because I cannot be guilty of sock puppetry. This is my one and only name. And usually, I post once or twice in the entire thread and yet this is enough to have some of you screaming that you are going to leave? Are you 10 years old?

    It doesn’t matter anyways. You will leave but be back as soon as the next piece of ratings news is posted. No one is abandoning this site. LOL.

  • eridapo

    With all the late starts and special events that happen on Sundays, running serialized shows on Sundays seems like a big mistake.

    The problem isn’t Max, its all the people that respond to him/her.

    Exactly… Since people respond to him he keeps doing it.

  • Vcoolwater

    @Once & Again

    I wouldn’t be worried. The highest demo rating is 2.4. You have to put things in perpesctive. All the shows are down. Once and Revenge are actually competive in their time slots. You can’t compare these ratings to other shows ratings on other days.

    Thursday is most watched night of the week. Of course the ratings are going to be higher or expected to be higher. So these Scandal vs. Revenge arguement is stupid.

    Plus look at CBS, both Good Wife and Mentalist were hit preatty hard too. So it just not ABC that was affected.

    I would be worried if CBS dramas were beating ABC dramas in the ratings. But they are not, so nothing to worried about.

  • Just


    of course he’s not doing anything wrong because they ARE max

    and we are feeding them posting here

  • r0ckmypants

    @bazza – None of those shows are meant for Sunday nights; they will be part of a late-night Saturday block starting this summer.

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