TV Ratings Sunday: 'Once Upon a Time', 'Revenge' and 'The Mentalist' Up as 'The Amazing Race' Finale Dips

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May 6th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.1/6 1.9/5 1.6/5 1.2/3 0.9/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.9/7 0.9/3 1.1/4 0.8/3 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 5.820 9.393 5.751 4.014 2.375

 Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for FOX ( NASCAR Overrun and subsequent shows) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers.   See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

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

On FOX, NASCAR delayed the start of primetime programming, which did not begin until 8:25 with The Simpsons. Week to week comparisons are essentially worthless until we get the finals tomorrow. 

On CBS, 60 Minutes garnered a season low 1.2, down three tenths from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. The Amazing Race earned 2.3, down a tenth from last week's 2.4 and down four tenths from the 2.7 last year's spring finale earned. The Mentalist notched a 1.7, up a tenth from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, America's Funniest Home Videos earned a 1.5, down a tenth from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Once Upon a Time scored a 2.2, up two tenths from last week's series low 2.0 adults 18-49. Your predictions were far too optimistic. Revenge earned a 1.8, up a tenth from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49. Red Widow earned a 0.9, up two tenths from last week's series low 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, All-Star Celebrity Apprentice scored a 1.4, down two tenths from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, May 5, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00 PM FOX NASCAR Overrun (7-8:30PM) 2.3 7 7.57
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.5 5 5.86
CBS 60 Minutes 1.2 4 10.50
NBC The Voice -R (7-9PM) 0.9 3 3.31
8:00 PM CBS The Amazing Race (8-10PM) 2.3 6 8.95
ABC Once Upon a Time 2.2 6 7.39
8:30 PM FOX The Simpsons 1.7 5 4.00
9:00PM FOX Bob's Burgers 2.0 5 4.35
ABC Revenge 1.8 5 6.23
NBC All-Star Celebrity Apprentice (9-11PM) 1.4 4 4.72
9:30PM FOX Family Guy 2.1 5 4.62
10:00 PM FOX American Dad 2.1 6 5.06
CBS The Mentalist 1.7 5 9.17
ABC Red Widow 0.9 2 3.52

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



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  • Glue

    Yay, Revenge! Best episode of the season :).

  • hitomi04

    Yeaaaaaaaaaaah once!

  • Dennis


    OUAT not such a hit now is it??

    Red Flop

  • Ron

    Reveeeeeenge!!!!! – really happpy for both OUAT and Revenge

  • Anon

    Revenge will definitely hit 2.0 + next week. Last nights episode was AMAZING!

  • Glue

    Hopefully Revenge can garner a 2.0 or above for the two hour finale next week

  • AA

    YAY!!!! Go revenge. It usually doesnt adjust down so hopefully it stays 1.8. Hoping for a 2.0 for the finale and i think its very possible.

  • Shaq

    OUAT dropped because people found out Lana is a ZIONIST. EWW. I’ll never watch the show again.

  • eridapo

    Per Marc Berman

    60Min 1.2 9.97/ 1.3 11.03
    TAR 2.1 9.01/ 2.3 9.24/ 2.3 8.70/ 2.3 8.85
    TM 1.7 9.06/ 1.7 9.28

    AFV 1.4 5.32 / 1.6 6.40
    OUAT 2.1 7.31/ 2.2 7.46
    REV 1.8 6.35/ 1.7 6.11
    RW 1.0 3.68/ .8 3.36

    CA 1.3 4.52/ 1.2 4.11 / 1.6 5.05/ 1.6 5.18

    Due to the live NASCAR over-run, THE SIMPSONS started at 8:25p and the night slid

  • Chris

    Belle is looking sexy in that picture above. Although, I miss the old Belle.

  • G

    Love how every comment is revenge. hahaha

  • DW

    ah so that’s why Cleveland was a rerun.

    look at the mentalist final. they should totally move it 900. lol.

  • MichaelChickless

    Go The Mentalist! You’ve got Red John surrounded.

  • Dillan

    Glad for Revenge. Despite this season being horrible, these past few episodes have reminded me why I watch the show.

    I hope it can crack a 2.0 for its final next week.

  • eridapo

    For All those celebrating Revenge did you notice that it drop in the second half hour?

  • Liam

    Great for ONCE, up but not by much. Hope fully the season finale next week will get a good rise.

  • carl

    Bob’s Burgers beat Revenge? Wow.

  • Jamie

    Weird numbers for Fox.

  • Bryan

    Bobs burger takes the Simpsons and is just a tenth off Family guy? What happened last night?

  • Ann

    Good for Once for going up. That was a good episode last night. Hopefully the numbers will be go up further next week.

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