Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon a Time' & 'Celebrity Apprentice' Adjusted Up + Unscrambled CBS

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March 26th, 2013

Once Upon A Time March 24

Once Upon a Time and Celebrity Apprentice were each adjusted up a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Sunday's preliminary ratings.

Want to know why adjustments occur to the preliminary ratings? Read this.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, March 24, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00 PM CBS NCAA Basketball Overrun (7-7:46PM) 4.0 14 11.24
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.3 4 6.81
NBC Dateline NBC 1.1 3 6.11
FOX Bob's Burgers -R 0.9 3 2.81
7:30PM FOX The Cleveland Show -R 1.0 3 2.30
8:00 PM CBS 60 Minutes (7:46-8:46PM) 2.3 6 10.50
ABC Once Upon a Time 2.2 6 7.38
FOX The Simpsons -R 1.6 4 3.69
8:30 PM FOX Bob's Burgers 1.7 4 3.76
9:00PM FOX Family Guy 2.6 6 5.16
CBS Amazing Race (8:46-9:46) 2.4 6 9.33
ABC Revenge 1.8 4 6.31
NBC Celebrity Apprentice (9-11PM) 1.6 4 5.21
9:30PM FOX American Dad 2.3 5 4.53
10:00 PM CBS The Good Wife (9:46- 10:46) 1.7 4 9.59
ABC Red Widow 1.2 3 4.55
10:30PM CBS The Mentalist (10:46-11:46PM) 1.4 4 8.00

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

  • Con

    Here comes the barrage of illogical The Mentalist tweets…

    How can you take anything from an episode that aired nearly an hour late, most of which aired outside of primetime?
    CBS certainly wont be taking much notice of it. ANYTHING put in that position would be doing dire numbers.

    Wait until TM and TGW return to their regular places in April.

  • Brandy

    Glad Once adjusted up.I doubt it’ll move next season as its a family show in the family hour where Disney used to show thier movies I f I remember right.

  • Edward

    I know why the ratings on sunday nights are so bad everyone is watching cable shows!

  • Ann


    Thank you. I didn’t realize that.

  • Freddy Arrow

    While I think a little too much is made of it, it does seem like a mistake to put serialized shows on Sundays with all the various preemptions, special events and late start times. ABC should consider something like Castle and Body of Proof (if it is renewed) on Sundays. CBS having one of their only somewhat serialized shows on the night could easily move The Good Wife to Fridays.

  • Skylar James

    I think CBS should get a description paragraph, since it didnt have one yesterday

  • maplab98

    Once Upon a Time adjusted up :D

  • DW

    i just dont see where dropping TGW down to 10 and moving in another show into that slot is going to affect things. elementary isn’t going to hit 3.0 or even a 2.0 up against SNF in the fall and TWD in the fall and winter/spring

  • JR35

    So, OUAT tied its low to date- hopefully it doesn’t dip further, but another few-weeks-off scheduling may not help.

  • Paulo PT

    CBS should air The Mentalist at 9pm some point this spring after The Amazing Race. I believe The Good wife is not a good lead-in, different public, one old female and the other male, not a good fit!

  • hitomi04

    on the contrary i think this Last hiatus will help people catchup with Once to watch the last 4 episodes.


    TGW 1.7! WTG (though ep was not too impressive) as CBS again takes another Sunday!

    GO CBS!!

  • Ben

    @Paulo PT: “one old female…” This about an actress who has won two emmy awards and eight Screen Actors Guild awards – a record, by the way. Your sexism is pathetic.

  • Freddy Arrow


    “@Paulo PT: “one old female…” This about an actress who has won two emmy awards and eight Screen Actors Guild awards – a record, by the way. Your sexism is pathetic.”

    He was talking about the viewers of the show, not the actresses. I don’t necessarily agree with him, but I don’t see what’s sexist about it. Even if he had been talking about Margulies, I don’t see what’s sexist about calling her female or old.

  • Steph

    I agree with Freddy Arrow… putting a show like Revenge (and OUAT) on Sunday when there are so many preemptions and now competition from cable shows like the Bible might not be the best idea. I liked Revenge just fine Wednesday night, and I wish it would move back.

  • angel

    I am so bloody sick n tired of all the stupid hate comments from people against the mentalist. It has outperformed its dire lead in TGW constantly and hello it yet again was on late. You know at 10.45pm. What do you expect. Stick to commenting on your own fave shows and leave ur snide comments to yourself bout shows you don’t follow. This site sucks big time and it thinks its the be all and end all of the tv ratings world. Well your not.

  • Jeff

    Revenge needs to go back to 10pm. I can see SHIELD taking over ABC’s 9pm Sunday, pushing Revenge to 10.

  • Diane

    My opinion is that since CBS doesnt own the Mentalist, they cast it as their unloved step child. Folks still hung in there and watched until almost midnight. When does the Fairy Godmother swoop in and renew for the sixth season and take them OFF Sunday nights??

  • BigBrotherFan

    I hope the GOODWIFE can stay at 1.7 the rest of the season. It’s such a great show!

    Revenge won’t bounce back and I say that as a FAN of the show…THANKS SO MUCH AIDEN/BARRY SLOANE for ruining a great show! YOU SUCK!

    RED WIDOW “highs” are 666 PARK AVE “lows” *great thinking ABC!*

    Good CA adjusted UPPP!

  • rob60990

    The only reason TGW got a 1.7 is people tuning in for The Mentalist. It will drop back down to a 1.5 like it deserves.

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