Will 'Once Upon a Time' Climb Out of Its Ratings Slump? - Poll

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March 10th, 2013


Perhaps the Dark One has cast a spell on Once Upon a Time's ratings. The program began the season with ratings above a 3.0 among adults 18-49, but has  declined sharply. Last week, it earned a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Can it reverse its fortunes tonight? Make your prediction below.


  • BG

    2.4-2.5 for OUAT

    Can’t wait for Revenge!!!

  • The End

    @Regina, Cora, Hook

    Personally I think out of the 3 characters you’ve listed, only 1(Regina) will make it till the end of this season, and the end of the series even.

    Hook doesn’t have much in the way of a point in the show anymore, no one likes him in the show, he’s the outcast and assuming Rumple recovers, he’l be a dead one.

  • a p garcia

    I don’t think it will emerge from its ratings slum because of Daylight Savings Time. All the shows on all networks will be affected.

  • Joseph

    I always over estimate the ratings so I am going to be pessimistic and guess
    OUAT: 2.3
    Revenge: 1.7

  • Matt

    I think OUAT will slowly, gradullay manage its way out of its ratings demise… I guessing a 2.4-2.5, most likely a 2.5 and around 8 million viewers. i think REVENGE will manage around a 2.2 and 7 million viewers also.

  • Sam

    I have a good feeling about tonight . OUAT-2.5 Revenge-2.0. Red widow -1.3

  • Maxamillion

    I don’t care how they rate, I just REALLY wanna see how Max will spin Revenge’s ratings to make it look worse than Do No Harm.
    MAX!!! Please come back!!!
    Cuz lesbiahonest, he was like the best part of TVBTN

  • Matt

    @kayla-j is right, ABC is just so very poor with scheduling… Ugly Betty, Lost, DH…

    But, i dont believe OUAT is dead YET, same with MF… It wont take till season 6/7 for Modern Family to hit 2’s in the demo and average below 10 million viewers.

    Modern Family is having “middle season syndrome.” In which the show starts out small, grows bigger, and bigger then by season 4/5 starts to plummet, then by season 6/7 starts to rise again. I’ve noticed this happens with a lot of shows… (The Big Bang Theory, Castle, Brothers & Sisters, ER, etc.)

  • TV Addict

    I like OUAT, but the characters just aren’t believable anymore. They seem to change the emotions and goals at the drop of a hat
    Ooh, Regina wants to earn Henry’s love
    JK, now she wants to team up with her mother and kill everyone.
    I bet you 5 bucks she’ll have another change of heart tonight.
    I think below 2.0 cause of DST, but we’ll see.

  • Revengers&Gladiators

    I believe:

    I wish:

  • John A

    OUAT 2.5 and Revenge 1.8

  • Liz

    Reason for the show’s decline, is the quality of the show has gone down. No one cares about Belle, Red and a lot of the pointless sub-characters they are bringing on. Why make Hook, Red and Belle regulars anyway? The only thing good on the show is Regina, Cora and Rump. Snow and Charming have become so annoying! Doesn’t help that Ginnifer Goodwin looks like a 12 year old boy anymore. Plus, there is not any redeeming qualities about Emma Swan. So, both Revenge and OUAT have earned there declining ratings.

  • Brian J

    The drop for this show is kind of puzzling. It seemed to be holding its own in a serious way, but then it just fell. I wonder if it should be moved to a new night or if it should be moved to, say, 9:00. Might SHIELD make a good companion for it?

  • The End

    @But, i dont believe OUAT is dead YET

    It’s not, and it’s odd that some people seem to be calling it dead. The show will get renewed, and the producers can address the complaints about Season 2 and hopefully Season 3 will start stronger and continue to build on the pace of the premiere.


    To be fair, I personally prefer a lot of the characters introduced in Season 1 to the ones in Season 2, I think it’s mearly a case of too many characters, not enough time in an episode to include them.

    @Ginnifer Goodwin looks like a 12 year old boy anymore.

    What does that even mean?

  • Brandy

    I really hope Once gets a 2.4-2.5 at least but DST, female skewing soapy dramas Army Wives & Client List are back to try and steal some of Once/Revenges audience.

  • The End

    @TV Addict
    @JK, now she wants to team up with her mother and kill everyone.

    Seems more like Regina being manipulated by Cora more than anything, exploiting her weakness/fear about losing Henry. Coras her mother and will always have some kind of hold over her, as she’s family. Any kind of change of heart in that regard is understandable, and if she realizes her mistake, it wouldn’t be a case of bad writing either.

  • Shepherd

    I believe that it recovered .3 or .4 after the Grammy drop last season, and then either held steady or dropped for the remainder of the Spring season not including the finale or the episode leading up to the finale.

    At any rate, I highly doubt that OUAT will rise this week. After last weeks ratings, I said that we might actually see OUAT fall below 2.0 this season, and while I still wont rule out a chance of that happening, part of me finds it hard to believe that it will.

    Anything between 2.0-2.3 is possible.

    Something between 2.0-2.2 is more probable,

    but I would have to guess between 2.1-2.2.

    I still haven’t decided which poll option to pick. Probably 2.0-2.1 since I believe a 2.0 more likely than a 2.3.

  • NBC Fan


    Once Upon a Time has become really boring. Revenge won me back with the last few episodes, but Once Upon a Time has not.

    I thought revenge would be able to grow, but since Once is falling, growing willbe very hard.

  • BigBrotherFan

    Once 2.4
    Revenge 1.8
    Red Flopow 1.2

  • Inigo

    OUAT will be 2.0 or lower.The fans will blame DST as well as an ever higher rated episode of The Bible. And lo’ The Bible did smite Rumplestiltskin and scatter the fans of OUAT.

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