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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  • Brenda

    Yikes, well Im hearing good things about this Revenge ep so I’ll watch it soon. but Ill still need to watch last weeks ep then Ill watch last nights. Thats how far this show has fallen in my eyes, its no longer must see tv where I have to watch it on the same night.

  • frodo

    Yeah I think more and more people are starting to boycott this website because of Max’s constant pestering(spamming). I might just have to follow, its a shame because this is a good site but there is no way to ignore or block a poster. Every week the same comments from the same poster, trying to get a rise from people and unfortunately succeeding.

    Too much negativity to deal with on a Monday.

  • LM

    We will have to see if The Amazing Race will adjust down before saying it beat Once for the first time ever.

    What a terrible week for tv ratings. Interested to see how Downton Abbey and The Walking Dead did.

  • Rob R

    “The Good Wife” with 2.5 million viewers more than “Revenge”???

  • a p garcia

    Sad numbers for OUAT and Revenge but at least they are going in the right direction. Revenge is in dire need for good writers. Emily should go back to destroying people at a rate of one every 2 weeks like that of old and I am sure the ratings will go up.






  • BigFlop

    Poor Revenge. is this safe?

  • TomZ

    Family guy every year goes down… Season nine in the spring was always 6-6.5 million and 3.2 (at least). Then season 10 in the spring was about 5.5 million and 2.8. And now seson eleven is 4.5-5 million and 2.5. That’s not a good sign.

    But the simpsons really surprised me in the fall they always did 3.5(with football) and 2.6 (without) but now… Fox should do something it’s obvious the decline of the animation domination during the years.

    I would put family guy at 8 beacuase I think it could take more advantage of the football than the simpsons. Well actually fox should change all the schedule.

    What would you do?

  • frodo

    As far as Revenge is concerned, I encourage people to catch up, these past two weeks Revenge has brought it big time, its back to its season 1 best!. Last night’s episode was one of the best of all time if not the best.

  • Andreas

    Paris, you come off as a moron when you post in all caps. A tip.

    Guys, if you want to successively troll, you have to do it in a certain way, because right now your posting styles are so bombastic, obnoxious, and over the top that you only manage to get people to dislike you personally and not take your posts seriously. Shooting yourself in the foot so to speak.

    Post the facts, be honest about being pressed/obsessed over Revenge. Realize that your arguing over two crap tv shows. People will respond to you much better.

  • Owen

    Bad week for CBS. Monday, Wednesday, Friday & now Sunday with (sizeable) ratings drop, only Thursday held up pretty well.

    Hopefully they can bounce back this week.

  • Gabe

    Once again, TVBTN staff troll us with their Max account. Way to go guys. Classy as usual.

    Quite bad ratings for Once, but not surprising at this point. Award shows are hurting non procedural shows.

    Terrible The Good Wife ratings. Guess fans should enjoy it while it lasts.

    60 minutes is insanely old skweing.

  • Dan W

    Every week I come here and am just amazed at how ridiculous Max is as well as the fact that the admins of this site allow him to continue spamming the board with the same nonsense over and over again. Really wish someone would ban him! Also, I hope for his sake Revenge is not canceled this year because I honestly have no clue what he would do with his life if he couldn’t come on here every Monday morning and bash a show! Poor Max, I hope you never have to find out! I think he would go crazy.

    Revenge will still be renewed regardless of the numbers. Still a buzzy drama for ABC, something they really don’t have anymore. Anyone who thinks otherwise is crazy, plain and simple.

  • Vcoolwater

    I think both Downtown Abbey and The Walking Dead will be fine. It only the broadcast channel that will be down.

    I would be more impressed with Max if he actually post a worthwhile analysis on Revenge’s “dismal” ratings. Revenge finished second in both its demo and total viewers. It beat the Good Wife by a healthy margin in demos.

    You actually have to put the numbers into context of the whole night. Yesterday was a weak night.

  • Dan W

    I also agree with other users that the max account is more than likely TVBTN to generate a multitude of comments. If that is the case, shame on you guys!

  • senor chang

    Sometimes I feel like Max is the TVBTN version of that guy in elementary school who always bumped into you, “accidentally” spilling chocolate milk all over your clothes, then claimed he was the one being bullied if you dared stand up for yourself.

    It’s funny how invested people get in the success of shows they don’t even watch sometimes.

  • cris

    Revenge is already lost! :)
    Please The Good Wife :( one more season

  • senor chang

    as for actual discussion of the ratings, it looks like it was a very weak night for every network. impressive showing for Bob’s Burgers, though. the ABC dramas didn’t do awfully but they’re not exactly saving the night either.

  • Andreas

    Would TVBTN actually create a fake account to irritate it’s readers? Seems like a bizarre decision.

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