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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

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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.

 
  • Patrick G

    SOOOO glad Max is gone! “Revengers” need not worry. It will survive this year and next year as well so it can get to its 88-episode minimum for syndication. “Scandal” being the younger show is in more danger if it starts sinking. Surprised “Once” didn’t do better, and having a spin-off this year will only hurt both shows. Oh well.

  • rob60990

    “SOOOO glad Max is gone!”

    he’s not, he’s the 2nd comment.

  • Charmed

    Um, why is everyone writing off Scandal? It did great last season :/

  • Brandy

    Revenge ws pretty good,Betryal too but Once was just ok last night.Dont get why people assume before a shows remiered that’s it dead without even seeing an episode or a few weeks of ratings. Might kee up with Betrayal but I’ll have Once,Dro Dead Diva, and am checking out Witchs of East End starting next Sun so, it’ll have t be onDemand .

  • avstylez

    The Good Wife did almost the same numbers like it did last seoson..Glad it is back. Most people here hate this show but if u practice law u can relate to it. Among the few good dramas on Tv..Revenge did great, i have to say and i get the feeling this seoson will be great compared to the awful Seoson 2 storyline and writing..!!

  • Ray

    Good number for OUAT and Revenge! Once was good but Revenge was GREAT!

  • dan

    simmer down folks
    until adjusted numbers r out
    okkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  • Percy

    Where are Friday final numbers?

  • Charmed

    Why does it take so long for Sunday finals? Didn’t it used to get released soon after the prelims?

  • M

    Why is everyone talking about scandal… Does it air on Sunday nights??? No so has nothing to do with revenge or OUAT … They are doing just fine so. Surely both will be renewed as ABC will never get two better shows for Sunday that can compare to desperate housewives and brothers and sisters way back when… Established shows such as greys and castle will never move until they end… They do very well in their time slots against competition

  • omabin

    Where are the friday finals?

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Go Mentalist! Get that Red John!

    Nate

    “On NBC, SNF… earned a preliminary 6.7 down 29 percent from last week’s preliminary 6.9 adults 18-49 rating from 8:30-11PM.”

    Think you mean down 2.9%…

    This

  • Yeezus!

    Even The Futon Critic has released Friday’s cable and final ratings! WOW!

  • Ratings Lover

    Shark Tank (9:00) – ABC
    6.944 million viewers, #1; million adults 18-49 (2.0 rating), #1

    Dateline NBC (9:00, 120 Minutes) – NBC
    6.495 million viewers, #2; million adults 18-49 (1.3 rating), #3

    Last Man Standing (8:00) – ABC
    5.729 million viewers, #3; million adults 18-49 (1.2 rating), #4

    20/20 (10:00) – ABC
    4.440 million viewers, #4; million adults 18-49 (1.2 rating), #5

    MasterChef Junior (8:00) – FOX
    4.289 million viewers, #5; million adults 18-49 (1.6 rating), #2

    The Neighbors (8:30) – ABC
    4.064 million viewers, #6; million adults 18-49 (1.0 rating), #6

    WWE Smackdown – Syfy
    2.631 million viewers, #7; million adults 18-49 (0.9 rating), #7

    Dog with a Blog (8:30) – Disney
    2.365 million viewers, #8; million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #16

    A.N.T. Farm (8:00) – Disney
    2.361 million viewers, #9; million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #11

    Wander Over Yonder (9:00, 15 Minutes) – Disney
    2.153 million viewers, #10; million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #17

    Fish Hooks (9:15, 15 Minutes) – Disney
    2.080 million viewers, #11; million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #18

    Haven – Syfy
    1.540 million viewers, #12; million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #8

    What Not to Wear (10:00) – TLC
    1.371 million viewers, #13; million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #15

    House Hunters International (10:30) – HGTV
    1.125 million viewers, #14; million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #13

    Real Time with Bill Maher – HBO
    1.123 million viewers, #15; million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #19

    House Hunters (10:00) – HGTV
    1.099 million viewers, #16; million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #14

    Say Yes to the Dress (9:00) – TLC
    1.066 million viewers, #17; million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #20

    America’s Next Top Model (9:00) – The CW
    1.016 million viewers, #18; million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #9

    Ghost Adventures Special (9:00) – Travel
    0.849 million viewers, #19; million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #10

    College Football: Utah State at San Jose State – ESPN
    0.838 million viewers, #20; million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #12

    Extreme Homes (9:00) – HGTV
    0.786 million viewers, #21; million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #21

    Deadly Women (10:00) – ID
    0.776 million viewers, #22; million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #22

    Bellator MMA Live – Spike TV
    0.649 million viewers, #23; million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #23

  • WMN

    I continue to enjoy The Mentalist. The show is going to catch Red John before the end of this calendar year, and get new characters. It definitely has some stories left to tell, and apparently with lots of twists and turns.

  • grey

    @ M

    You need to read the info/explanation of the cancel/renewal index. Basically, comparing ratings across networks is not as important as comparaing them *within* the network. So yeah, “Scandal” does affect “OUAT” and all other ABC shows and vice vesa.

  • grey

    Those looking for the finals of specific days click on the “Daily” link at the top. And yes, Sunday Finals are usually in by now. ????

  • Riley

    Once upon a time half hours?

  • rob60990

    “Sunday Finals are usually in by now.”

    Sunday finals are not in until Tuesday morning.

  • Joseph A

    Love THE GOOD WIFE , and given the Emmy wins its safe ,,

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