Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Simpsons' & 'Bob's Burgers' Adjusted Up; 'Revenge' Adjusted Down

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October 1st, 2013

Revenge Season 3 premiere

The Simpsons and Bob's Burgers were adjusted up a tenth while Revenge was adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Sunday's preliminary ratings. Final NFL numbers for NBC and CBS  and FOX are below. Though CBS's primetime was delayed 15 minutes in many East Coast markets, there were no adjustments to its adults 18-49 ratings.

Want to know why adjustments occur to the preliminary ratings? Read this.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, September 29, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 FOX NFL Football (Eagles/Broncos ) 9.3/32 26.67
CBS 60 Minutes - Season Premiere 1.4/4 10.67
ABC Once Upon A Time - Clip Show 1.4/4 5.05
7:30 FOX The OT 4.7/15 12.89
NBC Football Night in America Part 2 - Live 2.0/6 11.36
8:00 NBC Football Night in America Part 3 - Live 4.1/12 11.36
FOX  The Simpsons - Season Premiere 2.9/8 6.37
ABC Once Upon A Time - Season Premiere 2.6/7 8.52
CBS  The Amazing Race - Season Premiere 2.0/5 8.62
8:30 NBC Sunday Night Football:  (Patriots/Falcons -Live (8:30-11PM) 7.6/20 20.49
FOX Bob's Burgers - Season Premiere 2.2/5 4.48
9:00 FOX Family Guy - Season Premiere 2.6/6 5.23
ABC Revenge - Season Premiere (9-10:01PM) 2.3/6 8.11
CBS The Good Wife - Season Premiere 1.5/4 9.15
9:30 FOX American Dad - Season Premiere 2.1/5 4.32
10:00 CBS The Mentalist - Season Premiere 1.6/4 9.70
ABC Betrayal - Series Premiere 1.5/4 5.16

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Matthew

    Why do people keep on bringing up SCANDAL? It had nothing to do with Revenge! Both shows are excellent but stop comparing them

  • eridapo

    I was a big fan of OUAT and Revenge in their first seasons, but the shows lost me in the second with the horrible writing. I saw the premiere for both and there was an improvement in the writing, yet I wont be coming back to watch live. They will remained DVR choices..

  • Freddy Arrow

    While I agree Revenge will get at least 4 seasons, I really wonder how much a moderately rated serialized show like Revenge can really expect to get in syndication.

  • RTV

    Revenge isn’t exactly a show networks are dying to air in syndication. Heavily serialized dramas have a tough time- how often do you see reruns of LOST and 24?. At least OUAT has well-known characters.

  • tvwatcher

    Can the CBS PLEASE swap airtimes for The Good Wife and The Mentalist? As a Mentalist viewer I went through the mess of overrun airtimes last season, it’s only fair that The Good Wife be in that position this season.

  • diana

    I’m guessing the breaking bad series finale had a lot to do with revenge adjusting down

  • DenverDean

    There is a big difference between procedurals and comedies when it comes to syndication and serialized shows like Revenge. I watched Revenge from beginning until they killed FauxManda. I tuned in Sunday and was bored to death – yeah, I fell into the hype that things had radically improved. I certainly don’t want to see it cancelled, but from a business perspective, I’m not sure the additional season will bear additional fruit for any type of syndication deal. Who would really want it? I mean, DH completely bombed in syndication and Revenge doesn’t have nearly the cache that show did. I hope I’m wrong.

  • CrimTV


    Fringe had awful ratings honestly and was also a serial and it’s currently in syndication. Supernatural is also doing well in syndication!

  • SG

    Revenge will be back for a 4th season. It’s laughable that anybody would think otherwise.

  • chloe

    Why are people predicting the fourth season of OUAT and revenge will the last and there hasn’t been conformation for this

  • Ryan

    The Good Wife’s season finale last year hit a 1.6 the premiere this year was a 1.5 and that was up against the Breaking Bad finale. Hopefully next week it can go up. As for Revenge it’s safe for another season. As long as it doesn’t drop any further.

  • Wright

    Too bad…I was hoping that OUAT would be adjusted up.

  • Wright

    Fringe and SPN are both in syndication because they were/are good shows!!!

  • diegobythenumbers

    Bad. Too bad for CBS. His old series are sinking and the network can’t make its new series to success. Too bad. NBC is not weak anymore. Until The Voice’s mid-season break.


    I could see revenge being a five season series which is good. The new episode was great. I adored season 1 and hated 2 but hoping it can reclaim all it’s glory. Scandal should have huge ratings it has massive buzz.

  • Gregg247

    I like The Mentalist, but once Mr. Jane finds out that he, himself, is Red John, the show’s basically over. You can’t have a split-personality serial killer solving other people’s crimes on a CBS show!


    CBS is a network in a sea of aging series. Survivor, two and half men, amazing race, csi, mentalist. I mean these shows are aging big time.

  • Cory Smith

    That’s very troubling for amazing race. That’s usually what we pull on Oscar Sunday. Really hoping for a rebound soon.

  • Ronald

    why Revenge why

  • diegobythenumbers

    Yep. That’s true. I forgot. That could save NBC’s mid-season entries. And of course will end to kill CBS. I think that CBS’ Mondays/Sundays sinked because in spring, CBS broadcasts 2 episodes per month, I mean, a lot of hiatuses. And in Sundays, the delay of the primetime kills The Good Wife and The Mentalist.

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