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!


  • BG

    OUAT- 2.7
    Revenge- 2.5

  • danny94

    OUAT- 2.5
    Reven8e- 2.2
    Betrayal- 1.6

  • Bayard Hiler

    Well I might be wrong, but I’m going to go big with 3.6 or higher. It might be crazy, but I love this show!

  • Brad

    Once 2.4, Revenge 1.9, Betrayal 1.6

  • frodo

    Revenge faced a much bigger the Walking Dead early last year and yet was getting 3.2-2.4 up until mid January when award season started.

    It ended its first season with a demo of around 2-0 – 2.4 yet came back to a 3.2 in the season 2 premiere.

    There has been a lot of hype and I have no doubt it will come back strong.

  • Jayme

    Revenge 2.8
    Once 1.8
    Betrayal 1.7
    The Mentalist 2.0
    The Good Wife 1.4

  • HV

    I predicted all of the premiere ratings this last summer and saved them. This is what I put. I’m pretty sure I calculated the two shows separately, and this is what I got for each. I wonder if OUAT is falling faster than Revenge? I don’t know. If I were to predict based on retention from OUAT, I’d say that Revenge is to get 2.2, and Betrayal to get 1.5.

  • Katherine

    HV, there is no way OUAT gets the same rating as Revenge.

  • tv_viewer

    My predictions:

    Once Upon A Time (clip show) 1.5
    Once Upon A Time (season 3 premiere) 2.9
    Revenge (season 3 premiere) 2.4
    Betrayal (series premiere) 2.0

    60 Minutes 1.6
    Amazing Race 23 premiere 2.5
    The Good Wife 1.6
    The Mentalist 1.7

    The Simpsons 3.5
    Bob’s Burgers 2.4
    Family Guy 3.0
    American Dad 2.3

    Sunday Night Football 8.0

    Robert Carlyle should know from his days at Stargate Universe that when the audience erosion is bad, it is difficult to regain the viewers. The season 2 ratings of OUAT went from a 3.9 in the premiere to a 2.3 for the season finale. That is quite bad. OUAT should be safe and will be renewed for a 4th season but the OUAT in Wonderland isn’t starting out with a good luck.
    My prediction is based on the ratings drop year-to-year for the premieres of Grey’s Anatomy and Nashville.

    Betrayal seems to better fit for Revenge than 666 Park Avenue. I expect most of the people who watch Revenge will stick around and watch Betrayal.

    Even though the final ratings for the Blue Bloods premiere haven’t been released yet, I’m predicting that Blue Bloods (1.7) will beat The Good Wife (1.6 prediction). A Friday 10 pm show beating a Sunday 9 pm show.

  • Tony JJ

    Once Upon a Time Recap 1.7
    Once Upon a Time 3.2
    Revenge 2.7
    Betrayal 2.0

    Homeland 1.1
    Masters of Sex .7

    Breaking Bad 4.6

    I don’t know how much Revenge, Homeland, and Breaking Bad audiences overlap, but I watch them all and will definitely be watching Breaking bad live with Revenge and Homeland after on DVR

  • alvar

    Not expecting ratings miracles, but I would expect the fall premieres to be at least higher than the spring finales. I’m assuming they’ve been promoting over summer and trying to refresh the brand ahead of the upcoming seasons.

    Once 2.8
    Revenge 2.2

  • Edward

    I think people are being way too optimistic about Revenge’s numbers. I think 1.9 – 2.1. I wouldn’t be surprised it was less than that.

    We’ll soon see.

  • Matthew

    Just watched ouat and it’s was fantastic going to be good season and if get glue is any indication 21 K people were watching at some point and continuing to watch

  • Paris

    I’m expecting something between 2.7-2.8. But hoping for way less, to help Revenge fall even harder.

  • Joseph A

    Will stream Once Upon a Time when able on Monday , being West Coast currently watching SNF , Patriots vs Falcons

    Going to watch Amazing Race and Good Wife tonight , but might stay with SNF depending on where the game is at 8pm PST

  • hitomi04

    Just watch OUAT waaaaaaaaaay better than s02 the writers did take fans opinion into account. hope it gets good numbers 2,5+

  • Anon

    The REVENGE premiere was EXCELLENT!! Now that’s how you bring back a show for the new season to get people talking. Well done!

  • Justin121

    REVENGE rocked.

    Best reboot I’ve seen being pulled off.

  • senor chang

    OUAT: 2.8
    Revenge: 2.6
    Betrayal: 1.7

  • violet hour

    after how badly they treated pinocchio on once i’m done with the show, i tried my best to watch season two hoping somehow they’d fixed it , and stuck around for his last episode then somehow after season finale i forced myself to watch the remainder episodes and couldnt care less

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