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

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  • John A

    Not bad for Revenge. Hope it stays steady for next few weeks.

  • outlawz

    whats with does x

  • nerv

    Family Guy and American Dad topped the 9pm hour again despite having the least number of viewers in their respective half-hours! Rev, TGW and CA did not even beat AD which is weaker compared to FG. FOX should maintain this block with only The Cleveland Show’s cancellation changing everything.

    Those are very young-skewing shows!

  • The End

    @Tony JJ

    It’s not just the scheduling affecting Once Upon a Time, the quality of quite a few episodes this season has been lacking, and the show at times has felt directionless. Season 1 had that magic that Season 2 is lacking.

  • DW

    im no fan of either GOT or revenge but one would think that if your a fan of both your going with GOT since it has that event way about it and watch revenge at 10 or wait til monday when there is not much on

  • omabin

    I was hoping for a 1.8/1.9 for Revenge, hopefully it adjusts up. I didn’t hate the first half of the season as a lot of people did, but I do agree that it lacked a bit focus and that it wasn’t as good as last year. However, the second half of the season has been incredible, I am sad the ratings don’t reflect this! OUAT, I still love it, but it just a big mess at the moment.

  • Ann

    Once isn’t plummeting and will certainly get it’s third season. That may have been announced already, I don’t know. But they have got to be concerned about this looking at the ratings from last fall through the winter/spring. It’s been an almost steady loss of viewers. Maybe it will adjust up slightly.

    And it still is one of the best in demos for the night. But when they continue to lose viewers every week almost consistently they have to be concerned. My hope is that this makes them look at some of the writing and so on and try to make some changes, although I do think the scheduling has played into it somewhat.

  • Gabe

    Horrible ratings all around. Can’t believe that the top show gets a mere 2.5. Miss the days Desperate Housewives was pulling monstrous numbers.

  • ally

    When the least watched show wins the 9pm hour you just have to admit the rating system is ridiculous

  • Seth

    Excellent for Revenge. Should guarantee full season renewal order.

  • Ryne

    Ok, I will be the first one to talk about CBS. The Mentalist was a good episode last night

  • glover

    America finally giving Once Upon a Time and Revenge the awful ratings they deserve.

    Scandal #1 drama on broadcast TV.

  • Bookworm

    Revenge was on par with what I thought it would be. OUAT is tragic and another hit, it will below a 2.0. This was a show that got a 2.9 last year during this time. It is sad and I don’t know what ABC needs to do to pick it back up. I’m not really into the story lines much but it has to be more than that.

    I disagree with anyone who says scheduling has ruined them, at least anyone who believe that is the sole reason. I don’t doubt scheduling makes a difference but all ABC shows and shows on other networks face long breaks in between episodes and not all of them come back with lows or continue to drop to lows. Scandal, Grey and Castle are three examples of shows that don’t drop much from breaks. Granted Grey is a little more shakier than the other two, it still hasn’t been hit sharply by breaks and if it does, it usually rises in an episode or two.

    Scandal is the exception because it comes back to highs after a long term break (two 3 week breaks and they came back to a series high of 2.8). Either way, ABC needs to revamp Sunday in the Fall because Revenge and OUAAT won’t survive the competitive night any longer.

  • Skylar James

    OUAT and Revenge need to be moved to Mondays

  • a p garcia

    One reason why ABC Sunday lineup keeps dropping is that ABC likes to air their specials on Sunday and add to this problem is that when specials aren’t on, many repeats are also on Sunday. If it weren’t for sites like this I to would tune in to repeats.

  • r0ckmypants

    @outlawz – 2/3 of its lineup dropped, and it came in third at 9:00. Beast? No.

  • Raul

    Once ratings last year for the season finale was 3.3 with 9.66 million viewers followed by the Housewives with 11 million viewers and a 3.2. How will the finale of Once be these year since Revenge is doing lower than Once.

  • psychic

    Once Upon A Time is dropping because its quality is.

  • Herald

    ABC has really messed up OUAT and Revenge with scheduling.

  • Ash

    I get a good laugh at the OUAT fans freaking out about its ratings. Every show has the same scheduling problems. It’s the quality of OUAT that has led to the drop in ratings.

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