TV Ratings Sunday: ‘Once Upon a Time’, ‘Revenge’, ‘The Simpsons’ & ‘Family Guy’ Return Down, ‘Betrayal’ Premieres Low
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||5.6/15||3.3/9||2.0/5||1.6/4||1.1/3|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||4.5/14||3.3/10||1.5/5||0.9/3||0.8/3|
|Total Viewers (million)||15.347||8.062||6.711||9.453||2.922|
NOTE: Due to the nature of live programming the ratings for NBC, FOX & CBS (NFL Football) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. In multiple East Coast markets, including New York City, CBS’s entire primetime lineup started fifteen minutes late due to NFL overtime.
NBC was number one among adults 18-49 and with total viewers.
On NBC Sunday Night Football, which featured a match-up between the Patriots and the Falcons earned a preliminary 6.7 down 29 percent from last week’s preliminary 6.9 adults 18-49 rating from 8:30-11PM.
On ABC, a Once Upon A Time clip show earned a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating down 32 percent from last year’s 1.9 on September 30, 2012. The season premiere of Once Upon A Time scored a 2.6 down 33 percent from last year’s 3.9 but up 13 percent from a 2.3 for last spring’s finale. Your predictions were accurate. The season premiere of Revenge garnered a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating down 25 percent from last year’s 3.2 but up 41 percent from a 1.7 for the season 2 finale on May 12. The series premiere of Betrayal notched a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating down 29 percent from a 2.1 for the series premiere of 666 Park Avenue in the timeslot last year and tying Red Widow as ABC’s lowest in-season Sunday debut ever. Those who wish to play Fan Excuse Bingo will note that last year, ABC’s primetime lineup was not competing with the series finale of Breaking Bad.
Note: CBS’s primetime line-up was delayed by fifteen minutes in multiple East Coast markets including New York, Chicago, Houston, Detroit, Tampa, Nashville, Hartford, Kansas City, Memphis and Knoxville, due to football overruns. Consider these numbers scrambled! However, it’s safe to say that all of CBS’s programs are down from last year.
On FOX, NFL Football scored a preliminary 6.3 adults 18-49 rating. The season premiere of The Simpsons earned a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating down 26 percent from last year’s 3.8 on Sunday, September 30, 2012. The season premiere of Bob’s Burgers garnered a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating down 19 percent from last year’s 2.6. The season premiere of Family Guy notched a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating down 21 percent from a 3.3 last year. The season premiere of American Dad scored a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating down 16 percent from last year’s 2.5.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, September 29, 2013:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (Millions)|
|7:00||FOX||NFL Football (Eagles/Broncos ) – Live||6.3/20||17.64|
|NBC||Football Night in America Part 1 – Live||2.1/7||6.17|
|CBS||NFL Football/60 Minutes – Season Premiere||1.4/4||10.39|
|ABC||Once Upon A Time – Clip Show||1.3/4||5.07|
|7:30||FOX||The OT – Live||4.0/12||10.51|
|NBC||Football Night in America Part 2 – Live||3.4/10||9.29|
|8:00||NBC||Football Night in America Part 3 – Live||5.3/15||14.99|
|FOX||The Simpsons – Season Premiere||2.8/8||6.29|
|ABC||Once Upon A Time – Season Premiere||2.6/7||8.45|
|CBS||60 Minutes/The Amazing Race – Season Premiere||2.0/7||8.78|
|8:30||NBC||Sunday Night Football: (Patriots/Falcons -Live (8:30-11PM)||6.7/15||18.47|
|FOX||Bob’s Burgers – Season Premiere||2.1/5||4.41|
|9:00||FOX||Family Guy – Season Premiere||2.6/6||5.25|
|ABC||Revenge – Season Premiere||2.4/6||8.04|
|CBS||The Amazing Race/The Good Wife – Season Premiere||1.5/3||8.93|
|9:30||FOX||American Dad – Season Premiere||2.1/5||4.28|
|10:00||CBS||The Good Wife/The Mentalist – Season Premiere||1.6/4||9.72|
|ABC||Betrayal – Series Premiere||1.5/4||5.29|
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