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TV Ratings Sunday: 'Once Upon a Time', 'Revenge', 'The Simpsons' & 'Family Guy' Return Down, 'Betrayal' Premieres Low

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September 30th, 2013

Once Upon A Time Episode 301

Scoreboard NBC FOX ABC CBS UNI
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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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Definitions:

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
  • paulino

    great retention revenge

  • Dante

    I honestly can’t tell if this is a good or bad number for Revenge.

    On one hand, it is up 7 tenths from the finale in the spring and was up against some stiff competition in that hour (including Breaking Bad finale and Homeland premiere). I know, I know…broadcast vs. cable and if people want to watch, they will, regardless of what else is on.

    On the other hand, it is down quite a bit from the last season premiere a year ago, will probably be adjusted down a tenth and this could potentially be its highest rating this fall.

    So… winner? loser? No clue.

  • Owen

    Bye Bye The Mentalist

  • jean

    HAHAHAHAHA WITH THE GOOD WIFE.

  • Alex

    Not bad numbers at all, both shows are up from finales. once will prob adjust up to 2.7. Yes there down but i think they will rise as the season gets better and with the new split.

  • swalker

    Other sources are saying 2.5 for Revenge…

  • erwanfromfrance

    OMG ! Great for Once Upon A Time and especially Revenge !

  • Contrarian

    ABC premiered around where I expected…

    American Dad ratings are missing, really hope they beat Bob’s Burgers (no thanks to FOX)

  • Simon

    That’s still pretty damn good for Once Upon A Time! If it can maintain these numbers or around these numbers then I think we can safely assume that it is a lock for a fourth season renewal.

  • Mary

    I almost panicked when I saw the 1.3 for OUAT. Then I double checked and saw it was for the clip show. Phew! 2.6 isn’t bad.

  • rob60990

    Go Revenge. Up 7 tenths from its finale and 2 million viewers. Scandal will be lucky to even match its season finale. Lmao.

  • Paris

    LOL REVENGE IS DEAD

    SCANDAL WILL SHOW HOW TO RULE THE RATINGS

  • Alex

    Both shows greatly improved in terms of writing from S2. Once was great! Revenge was good (could have been better but they were trying to tie up all the storylines from last season) Overall reallly good though

  • Jenny

    Revenge is way up from it’s season finale!

  • josh

    Thank god ONCE did not flop season 3 here we come

  • Cle

    As expected… Revenge down and Betrayal with no good retention..

  • shogun

    So that’s the Good Wife and the Mentalist dead by the end of this season. Hostages will certainly join them. That just leaves H50, Blue Bloods, and CSI competing to see which one gets cancelled if Intelligence is a success.

  • Katherine

    CBS’s numbers are so scrambled as to be gibberish.

  • neJANIS

    Well, Revenge numbers are ok, and 4th season renewal is 100%, but I think is pretty much gone after that. As long as there is closure, it’s fine by me

  • Glue

    Revenge did better than I thought and I’m glad. Good episode last night.

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