TV Ratings Sunday 'Once Upon a Time' Hits Low, 'The Amazing Race' Down, 'The Good Wife' Rises, 'Revenge' Returns Up

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April 29th, 2013

Revenge Identity April 28

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.7/5 1.7/5 1.5/4 1.2/3 1.0/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.9/6 0.8/3 1.1/4 0.7/2 0.9/3
Total Viewers (million) 3.595 9.595 5.727 4.135 2.832


 CBS  and FOX tied for number one among adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers.

On FOX, The Cleveland Show earned a 1.2 up 33 percent from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. The Simpsons scored a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating up 11 percent from a 1.8 on April 14. Bob's Burger's earned a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. Family Guy garnered a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating matching its performance on April 14. American Dad notched a 1.9 up  6 percent from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, 60 Minutes garnered a 1.5 down 21 percent from last week’s 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. The Amazing Race earned a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating down 4 percent from last week's 2.4. The season finale of The Good Wife scored a 1.6 up 7 percent from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.  The Mentalist notched a 1.5 down 6 percent from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, America's Funniest Home Videos earned a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating up 15 percent from last week’s season low 1.3.Once Upon a Time scored a series low 2.0 adults 18-49 rating down 5 percent from last week’s 2.1. Revenge returned to a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating up 13 percent from a 1.5 on Easter but down 6 percent from a 1.8 for its most recent non-holiday original. Your predictions were too optimistic. Red Widow earned a series low 0.7 adults 18-49 rating down 30 percent from a 1.0 on Easter and 42 percent from a 1.2 on March 24.

On NBC, All-Star Celebrity Apprentice scored a 1.5 down 6 percent from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, April 28, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 CBS 60 Minutes 1.5/5 11.59
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.5/5 6.43
NBC The Voice - R (7-9PM) 1.1/3 3.28
FOX The Simpsons - R 0.9/3 2.10
7:30 FOX The Cleveland Show 1.2/4 2.63
8:00 CBS  The Amazing Race 2.3/6 9.09
ABC  Once Upon A Time 2.0/6 7.04
FOX  The Simpsons 2.0/6 4.48
8:30 FOX Bob's Burgers 1.7/5 3.49
9:00 FOX Family Guy 2.5/7 4.90
ABC Revenge 1.7/4 5.93
CBS The Good Wife - Season Finale 1.6/4 9.01
NBC Celebrity Apprentice (9-11PM) 1.5/4 4.99
9:30 FOX American Dad 1.9/5 3.97
10:00 CBS The Mentalist 1.5/4 8.69
ABC Red Widow 0.7/2 3.52

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



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  • eridapo

    AFV 1.5 /1.6
    OUAT 2.0/2.0
    Rev 1.8/1.7
    RW .8/.7

    60 Min 1.4/ 1.6
    TAR 2.2/2.3
    TWG 1.6 /1.6
    TM 1.6/1.5

    CA 1.5 /1.5/ 1.6/ 1.6

    Wow….. OUAT and Revenge keep dropping. With these results the ABC Dramas are starting to sort themselves out. Greys, Scandal, and Castle are the ABC dramas that seem most stable and probably in stronger shape for the year to come. OUAT and Revenge are starting to look like they might not even make it to the end of their third year. There is a likely renewal this year, but a drop of 20% next year and it is over for both. I really thought Body of Proof was a goner, but given the weakness of the ABC pilots Nashville and Body of Proof might just get both get a pity renewal.

  • The End

    Pity that Once isn’t rating higher.

  • CBSviewer

    Series low for OUAT ? It looks like there is no magic anymore.

  • danny94

    about what I expecting for Revenge hopefully its starts to rise as we head towards the 2hr finale. Sad for Ouat:(

  • aciel

    why does revenge keep dropping?

  • JR35

    OUAT wasn’t adjusted up last week- any chance for this week, with two preliminary half hours of 2.0?

  • Riolu

    Ouch at Once and Revenge.
    Both shows are getting boring to me.

  • Anyanka

    It’s amazing that OUAT manages to make me cry every single week. Can’t they grow magic beans to take us back to the Fall when ratings were higher?

  • Sam

    I believe ABC realise they’ve royally screwed up their scheduling for OUAT and Revenge. They’ll get their third season, but I still believe Revenge should be shipped off that horrible Sunday 9pm slot!

  • senor chang

    wow, that’s a low, low number for Red Widow.

    Revenge being slightly up is a good sign, I guess, though it’s not looking good for OUAT…

  • Ashley

    Just WOW!!! OUAT IS PLUMMETING! Red Widow is just horrid. Just pull it now. Sundays need revamping next seaon.

  • were123

    Not bad for Revenge, though I hope it adjusts up. Same for OUAT, 2 is not bad for ABC, but damn! I want both show to be higher!

  • Tony JJ

    Wow. ABC has really messed up OUAT and Revenge with scheduling. Last nights episodes were great eps for both shows. Last year at this time both shows were unstoppable. Lets hope they’ll go back in the fall when people can catch up, but it may be too late for that.

  • AJ

    OUAT and Revenge will get to syndication numbers of episodes.

  • Ann

    Oh, my poor OUAT. I wasn’t enthralled with last night’s episode and am not surprised, but they’re heading into the final two episodes so that’s not good.

  • aciel

    well hopefully revenge will adjust up in the finals, as long as it went up im fine with it and plus its lead in got a 2.0

  • Uofmguy423

    Bummer with OUAT. Hopefully it ticks up a little over the next 2 airings.

  • hello

    I can’ believe how awful Once Upon A Time’s ratings are, but at least they won’t keep it on years after it should have ended

  • The End


    No it’s not. You have no idea what you’re talking about.

  • aciel

    Ouat is still one of abcs highest dramas

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