TV Ratings Sunday: 'Once Upon a Time', 'Revenge' & 'Family Guy' Down, 'Celebrity Apprentice' & 'The Good Wife' Flat

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March 18th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.7/5 1.6/5 1.6/5 1.5/4 0.9/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 0.9/3 1.8/6 1.1/4 1.0/3 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 9.410 3.652 6.061 5.500 2.465


 CBS was  number one among adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On CBS, 60 Minutes garnered a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. The Amazing Race scored a 2.2 among adults 18-49, down 8 percent from last week's 2.4 rating. The Good Wife earned a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. The Mentalist notched a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating down 6 percent from last week's 1.7 among adults 18-49.

On FOX, The Cleveland Show earned a 1.2 down 25 percent from its last Sunday at 7:30PM original's 1.6 on March 3.  The Simpsons scored a 2.1 down 5 percent from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. The Cleveland Show garnered a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. Family Guy earned a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating down 15 percent from last week’s 2.7. Bob’s Burgers scored a 1.6 down 11 percent from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Once Upon a Time tied its series low with a 2.2 down 4 percent from last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were a little optimistic. Revenge earned a 1.8 down 10 percent from last week’s 2.0. Red Widow earned a 1.0 down 9 percent from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 premiere rating.

On NBC, Dateline earned a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating even with its last Sunday episode on March 3.  Celebrity Apprentice garnered 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, March 17, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 CBS 60 Minutes 1.6/5 10.07
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos - R 1.4/5 6.19
NBC Dateline (7-9PM) 1.3/4 5.54
FOX Bob's Burgers - R 0.7/2 1.84
7:30 FOX The Cleveland Show 1.2/4 2.84
8:00 CBS  The Amazing Race 2.2/6 8.77
ABC  Once Upon a Time 2.2/6 7.23
FOX  The Simpsons 2.1/6 4.84
8:30 FOX The Cleveland Show 1.8/5 3.99
9:00 FOX Family Guy 2.3/6 4.88
ABC Revenge 1.8/4 6.45
NBC Celebrity Apprentice (9-11PM) 1.8/5 5.46
CBS The Good Wife 1.5/4 9.02
9:30 FOX Bob's Burgers 1.6/4 3.52
10:00 CBS The Mentalist 1.6/4 9.79
ABC Red Widow 1.0/3 4.38

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.



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  • Pavelsauce

    I was spot-on with my prediction for OUAT. I voted 2.1-2.2 in the poll.

  • BigBrotherFan

    @Peoplewatching CA

    Serious Question and I have actually searched this and don’t know how else to put it….?

    Is Gary Busey mentally challanged? Honestly. He seems like he may have a form of Autism and I was doing some research but couldn’t find the answer. Did he suffer from any illness that harmed his way of thinking? He mentioned something about being touched by angels. Just wondering. He’s WAY before my time.

  • eridapo

    AFN 1.3 5.71/ 1.6 6.67
    Once 2.3 7.41/ 2.1 7.04
    Reve 1.8 6.42/ 1.9 6.48
    RED 1.1 4.68/ 0.9 4.08

    60Min 1.6 9.61/ 1.6 10.53
    TAR 2.3 8.97/ 2.1 8.56
    TGW 1.5 9.02/ 1.5 9.02
    MENT 1.7 9.88/ 1.6 9.69

    DATE 1.1 4.96/ 1.2 4.81/ 1.4 5.85/ 1.5 6.55
    CEL AP 1.7 5.33/ 1.7 5.05/ 1.8 5.40/ 2.0 6.05

  • Robsten_Fan

    Can someone post half hour ratings for the shows! Please!


    OUAT is spending less time in fantasy land and more time in sudsville–the last five minutes of the show shows what is wrong with the writing this year

    Another excellent episode of the excellent TGW & glad it’s at least stabilizing

    CBS #1 in both demo & viewers! GO CBS!!

  • Al

    My dream fall ABC’s schedule:

    Once Upon a Time
    Westside (aka Venice)
    Revenge (13 eps) Gothica or Betrayal in mid-season

  • Michael

    @BigBrotherFan, absolutely!

    This is a reality game show, Omorosa is playing the game! I love how she contacted Latoya for every little decision, lol. She knows exactly how to play this game. Integrity doesn’t exist in this type of atmosphere.

  • Just

    Reve 1.8 6.42/ 1.9 6.48


    let’s hope for an adjustment

  • iMember

    Nice that Revenge went UP in its second half hour. It doesn’t normally do that, so I hope it’s adjusted up in the finales. Last night’s episode was really good and definitely back to good form a la Season 1.

  • John A

    Revenge was a little boring. It should stay at this level for rest of the season.

  • Dan

    @NBC Fan – Definitely not, the show did much worse during its original 1999-2002 run.

    Once Upon a Time and Revenge will be renewed because they are steady even thought they are down. They have settled into their current numbers right now.

    Red Widow wont be pulled as long as it doesnt go belong 1.0 and because it only has a few eps left to air, but it will still be cancelled.

  • alex

    ouch at revenge, what’s the excuse this week, it went down and continues to struggle.lol

  • aciel

    revenge haters get a life at least it held mot of its lead in the second hour it got a 1.9 and ouat a 2.1

  • Clarke

    I actually thought last night’s OUAT was one of the best episodes of the show. All the acting was top-notch and I enjoyed the flashback to Storybrook in the 80’s. Too bad the ratings are so low…my guess is the series is getting too convoluted and confusing for most viewers.

    Celebrity Apprentice All Stars has been really entertaining so far. The show is definitely a guilty pleasure of mine.

  • Dan S

    Dang I really enjoyed both OUAT & Revenge last night. Too bad viewers aren’t returning but can only hope for an upward adjustment in the finals. All the same I expect both shows will be renewed but Revenge in all likelihood will be moved to 10pm.

  • Call me a hiperflop

    Where is Max?

  • Just

    there’s no excuse, ABC killed both Once and Revenge with its schedule

    i would die to see Grey’s and Scandal on sundays

  • Ashley

    Dead on with OUAT and guessed it would be low for Red Widow too. I wonder when they’re going to cancel that show. Sundays are turning out to be pretty bad. Used to be great a couple of hrs ago.

  • Enri

    Hopefully the mentalist will adjust up. It’s doing pretty well considering it follows the good wife.

  • Selena

    OUAT lost viewers from 8:30-9:00. The show is crap and the audience is not stupid. Once the novelty is over, the only thing they can offer is bad scripts and embarrassing acting.

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