How Will the 'Once Upon a Time' Premiere Fare Tonight Among Adults 18-49? (Poll)

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September 29th, 2013


Guess what's back? It's the Once Upon a Time poll!

Last year, the second season of the fairytale drama premiered to a 3.9 adults 18-49 rating (only down a tenth from its series premiere) . Will Once Upon a Time see another big premiere this year? Or can we expect something more modest, considering the finale only notched a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating? Make your predictions below and give us a magical explanation in the comments!


  • Matt

    I’m going to be slightly optimistic and say a 3.0 for ONCE. I feel like doing season 3 split will help ONCE stay in the 2.3-2.7 range for the entire season. But it’s early days of getting over a 3.0 for almost every episode are long gone.

    ONCE 3.0
    Revenge 2.5
    Betrayal 2.4

    I have no idea how Betrayal will do.

  • iMember

    I have a feeling Revenge will do better than expected. I feel there has been more of a positive response since the finale and there has been a lot of good hype for the premiere and the season overall. Once should do good too because of hue he hype for Neverland.

    Once – 3.2
    Revenge – 3.0
    Betrayal – 2.2

    SOOOOOO very excited that REVENGE is back tonight though! Honestly that’s all I care about.

  • NBC Fan

    Once Upon a Time Clip Show-1.5

  • iMember

    Oh, and the split seasons will work for ABC, I believe that.

  • Nathan

    OUAT: 2.9
    Revenge: 2.5
    Betrayal: 2.1

  • aciel

    here’s the premiere rating i predict for once upon a time and revenge
    once upon a time- 2.7
    revenge- 2.3

    here’s what i hope once upon a time and revenge will premiere
    once upon a time 3.2 or higher
    revenge 2.7 or higher

  • JR35

    Hooping it comes in the 2.8-3.1 range. But, would not be surprised by 2.4-2.7.

  • Eliot

    OUAT: 2.4
    Revenge: 2.2
    Betrayal: 1.8

  • Josh

    Think a 3.0 or 3.1 is likely for OUAT tonight… either way, it is guaranteed renewal due to this being season 3.

  • Setheriel

    OUAT: 2.8
    Revenge: 2.2

    Revenge is gonna take a bit of a hit this week I believe as it airs against the BrBa finale. But next week, I can see it going up to the 2.5-2.6 level as this season (judging from the previews) seems to be back to the tighter plot/pacing of the first season.

    Either way, cannot wait for tonight! :)

  • Riley

    OUAT: 2.8
    Revenge: 2.5
    Betrayal: 2.2

  • harry

    Revenge will be the new scandal , it will rise again because this season seems well written and back to basics …

    OUAT had great start last year and unlike people blaming programming i blame the stupid first episodes of season2 that people sticked to them and watched , and were dissapointing … Mulan storyline and aurora sucked so much . Hopefully it will get enough sampling this year on premier around a 3.0 but it can go upwards if they have amore interesting story say . If they plan to say more Mulan stories they can go to hell and get cancelled.

  • Matt

    2.4-2.7 would be safe range for ONCE. Revenge finale only notched a 1.8, but season 2 premiere was way up from season 1 finale, though, even with the new timeslot change last year. I’d say 2.3-2.6 range for REVENGE. ABC has been promoting BETRAYAL so much lately. I’d say maybe 2.0-2.2 range, but I will probably fall into the 1.7-1.9 range. ALSO, REVENGE and BETRAYAL share the same audience. Final predictions…

    ONCE: 2.7 / 9 million
    REVENGE: 2.4 / 7.5 million
    BETRAYAL: 2.0 / 6.5 million

  • Justin121

    Really who cares when REVENGE and THE GOOD WIFE are back.

  • aciel

    i don’t think that the breaking bad finale will affect revenge because both of them have different audiences if it was homeland than i would be worried because homeland and breaking bad kind of share the same audience. revenge is mostly women and teenagers that watch that show so i’m not really worried but though due to the dip in rating it suffered in spring i think that it will premiere like a 2.3 or less but if the premiere brings in positive word of mouth than i’m pretty sure it will do well on the second episode

  • Katherine

    OUAT 2.8
    Revenge 2.2
    Betrayal 1.7

  • frodo

    Once Upon A Time 2.8
    Revenge 2.8 (there is a lot of hype for this premiere )
    Good wife 1.9
    Mentalist 2.0
    Betrayal 1.9

  • Cle

    I hope Revenge is this years Scandal… I love both shows and also want Betrayal to turn out a hit because I don’t think ABC would find anything more compatible with Revenge, then Betrayal… Hope Revenge follows the Scandal’s rating path…

  • Cle

    I am hoping for any rating above 2.4 for revenge and 2.8 for OUAT.. And a above 2.1 for Betrayal (best hope matching demo with Revenge)…

  • Ron

    I think Betrayal does Lucky 7 type numbers and both will be gone by November.

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