TV Ratings Sunday: 'Revenge' Finale Dips, 'Once' Flat + 'Cleveland' Slides & 'Celebrity Apprentice' Hits Low

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May 13th, 2013

Revenge Finale

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.2/7 1.7/5 1.6/5 1.1/3 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.1/4 1.2/4 1.7/6 0.8/3 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 9.607 6.369 3.352 3.965 2.030


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

NOTE: vs. last week A18-49 usage was -7% from 7-10p and -5% from 7-11p                                                                                                 

On FOX, a double shot of The Cleveland Show earned a 0.8 at 7 and a 1.0 at 7:30, both down from its last original, which earned a 1.2. The Simpsons matched last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Bob's Burgers notched a 1.6, down a tenth from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Family Guy earned a 2.4, up a tenth from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. American Dad earned a 1.9, down four tenths from the 2.3 its last episode earned (where it aired outside of primetime).

On CBS, 60 Minutes garnered a 1.5, up three tenths from last week's season low 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Survivor earned a 2.6 from 8-10PM for its finale. However, the finale lasted until 10:09 so expect adjustments tomorrow in the finals.Last year's spring finale earned a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. The Survivor reunion special notched a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, America's Funniest Home Videos earned a 1.4, down a tenth from last week's 1.5 18-49 rating. Once Upon a Time matched last week's 2.2. Your predictions were too optimistic.  The two hour finale of Revenge earned a 1.6, down two tenths from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, All-Star Celebrity Apprentice scored a season low 1.3, down two tenths from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, May 12, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00 PM CBS 60 Minutes 1.5 6 10.12
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.4 5 6.28
NBC The Voice -R (7-9PM) 1.0 4 3.78
FOX The Cleveland Show 0.8 3 1.92
7:30PM FOX The Cleveland Show 1.0 4 2.22
8:00 PM CBS Survivor: Caramoan (8-10PM) 2.6 8 9.98
ABC Once Upon a Time 2.2 7 7.22
FOX The Simpsons 1.9 6 4.05
8:30 PM FOX Bob's Burgers 1.6 5 3.27
9:00PM FOX Family Guy 2.4 7 4.72
ABC Revenge (9-11PM) 1.6 4 6.04
NBC All-Star Celebrity Apprentice (9-11PM) 1.3 4 4.15
9:30PM FOX American Dad 1.9 5 3.94
10:00 PM CBS Survivor Reunion 2.2 6 8.35

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  • Brenda

    Wow now I’m gonna watch the finale since I’m hearing good things about it. But revenge had better come hard next season cause imo they lost viewers and many simply have not returned. Im barely hanging on as it is and will skip to watching the finale after not watching a couple eps. I thought at least 2.0 but wow wasnt expecting this.

  • JSH

    That’s crap that “Revenge” was down!! BEST two hours of the season!! Shame! But, glad it’s back for season 3 and they need to move it to a better timeslot. Get it away from ONCE now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Susan

    I also have to say that the Revenge 2-hour finale was amazing. That last cliffhanger scene alone was worth it! It doesn’t get better then that!

  • Barbie

    First, I’m a big ONCE fan, not a hater. But with that LOUSY finale they had last night, I’m surprised they got all of that. Argh! So frustrated!

  • Karl

    Revenge was awesome. I just don’t understand how the people that tuned in to the penultimate (also amazing) Episode last week didn’t return for the big payoff. Maybe it will rise in the finals.

  • Michael


    There’s already a chart for social networking, GetGlue chart.

  • Dante

    Where is the poster on here who began the Revenge against Scandal debate? It is amazing how now, when the show he bashed is sinking and the show he loves is hitting highs, he is nowhere to be found to gloat. You would think it would be easy to gloat right now. People are odd.

  • A true tv fan since 1986

    I seriously want ABC to put Revenge back on Wednesdays where it belongs now! Putting it on Sundays was one of the most stupidest mistakes ABC has made. Bad move ABC! BTW, I loved last night’s season finale!

  • HalCapone

    Am I misreading the Survivor numbers? Text says 2.2 from 8-10 vs last Spring’s 2.6 but the chart shows 2.6

  • SimonS

    OUAT and REVENGE were just great. REVENGE especially! So much happened in those two hours that my mind is still racing!!!

  • BigBrotherFan

    I haven’t seen REVENGE yet but PLEASE GOD don’t kill off Jack or Ashley!!! PLEASE!!!! You already killed my girl FauxAmanda I can’t take another!

  • Max

    The revenge finale was so good. Especially the cliffhangers in the last 5 minutes. Hope it adjusts up!

  • frodo

    Revenge was amazing last night, just amazing, that was a great episode, hopefully moving it away from Sunday at 21PM will save the show. IMO this finale was one of the best episodes of any broadcast tv show.

    Obviously more people watch reality trash than a quality tv, thank god for cable. Broadcast viewers are so fickle.

  • cc


    I don’t follow Get glue. Maybe I should start?

  • Jeffk

    Revenge was a roller coaster ride last night. Those numbers are just disappointing. Hopefully the numbers will grow with summer marathoners next season. And move it from 9pm!

  • >Revenge_Fans

    That finale of Revenge was just the best. It’s amazing how few people tuned in. I mean with everything that was set up during the season and resolved in the finale, I just hope that the good word about the second season will have people watch it on DVD during the summer and coming back. This show definitely deserves it.

  • Shepherd

    Wow, I called the Revenge dip, and OUAT being stable. It’s been a while since I was two for two. If OUAT adjusts down to 2.1, I’ll have been doubly right! :)

    Even though Revenge hit 2.0 after I said it wouldn’t, it never got higher than 2, so only a little egg on my face.

    I still can’t believe all of the high predictions for OUAT is yesterday’s poll.

    Chart says that Survivor got 2.6. Does that mean it tied last years finale, or did it get a 2.2 last year and the text got the numbers switched?

  • Brad

    Guessing Survivor hurt ABC. The dreaded DVR should help them

  • BrieK

    The finale of Revenge was great, but the rest of the season was so-so. I’m surprised the rating is down from last week, but not surprised it’s so much lower than season 1’s finale.

  • Justin121

    Half-hours for REVENGE?

    Hope it rebounds next year.

    It’s got its mojo back since episode ~2.18.

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