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.

  • josh

    OUAT is lame. Those ratings are terrible for and over hyped show

    You are lame!


    Shall we all gasp in unison: REV adjusted down. ONO!!

    With Red John being revealed this season, think THE GOOD WIFE may just have an edge (spoken like the true crazed fan that I am!)

  • hitomi04

    OUAT over hyped show? this year the show has barely no promotion at all. The fans did most of the promotions. ABC should be happy with those numebers

  • mathew

    yay bobs burgers beat american dad!

  • Jan Perry

    Not fair to put Revenge against The Good Wife. Come on.

  • SJ

    Too bad that Revenge adjusted down, but it’s still 6 tenths higher than it was for the finale, which is huge, while OUAT is only up by 3 tenths.

    Still, nice recovery for both shows. I hope they continue to grow throughout the fall and winter.

    Betrayal, predictably, won’t even get to air its original order.

    Bad for CBS all around.

  • Kaaboom

    Those saying OUAT ratings are horrible are delusional.
    and to a certain extend those saying that about Revenge. take a seat.

  • Joseph A

    THE GOOD WIFE might be okay even with the ratings given that it has been a solid winner of the EMMMY with wins each of the last 4 ears

  • Anthony

    Tell me again why Bob’s Burgers is safe (and renewed) while American Dad is being banished to TBS? Yes I know it is critically acclaimed (and I personally enjoy the show), but it’s ratings stink. Going from a 2.9 for the Simpsons, all the way down to a 2.2 and then back up to a 2.6 for Family Guy? For a show in it’s fourth season it just doesn’t seem to be catching on…

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  • HalCapone

    The Revenge adjustment still leaves the ratings well above the average for last season and above the season finale. Humorous reading the hater comments about cancellation, etc. No adjustments for TGW or The Mentalist or The Amazing Race just reinforces CBS’ breathtaking downward spiral this year.

  • Josh

    I was hoping Revenge would adjust up not down :-( It was such a good episode and the writers have gotten the story back on the right track. I hope people start tuning back in it’s definitely worth it….I’m sitting in suspense waiting for next weeks episode

  • Russell

    Let’s face it NBC rules Sunday night with football and CBS and FOX run a good second when then have football overruns. This is what I think:

    CBS will still win the season in viewers and NBC will have the edge in demo 18-49;

    ABC’s Sunday line-up will fall further – Videos does about the same each year, ABC should really try something different in the 7:00 pm time slot. Once Upon A Time is going to fall to about a 2.2 in demo and Revenge about 1.9. Betrayal will be cancelled along with ABC Tuesday’s entry Lucky 7.

    CBS is fine with football overrun, 60 Minutes and Race. Good Wife will do first in viewers over Revenge and Mentalist will win in demo and viewer over Betrayal.

    FOX’s animation will do okay but its’ beginning to show its age and is down in viewers. The whole FOX schedule is a mess and will need major tinkering.

  • John A

    To me Revenge is gone stale. Id like it to end this season as i feel it would go out relativly strong in the story. It already feels too dragged out. Hope it ends next season.

  • John A

    Pity TGW isnt on Friday getting these numbers.

  • Bb

    I have seen Scandal advertised some, not a ton. Watched Greys 2 hrs last week and there were several ads then, but it will be in that time slot too so…… Can’t wait I love scandal!

  • Cle

    Next week


  • Ultima

    Tell me again why Bob’s Burgers is safe (and renewed) while American Dad is being banished to TBS?

    Bob’s Burgers still needs more episodes for syndication. It already has a deal, but obviously FOX will want to shop it elsewhere (e.g. local broadcast affiliates) and there’s presumably an episode commitment involved with early syndication deals.

    Also, starting next fall, FOX will have a much smaller commitment to baseball (only one Sunday) which will make it much more appealing to premiere new animated shows in the fall as opposed to the winter. However, airing five of them obviously isn’t working, so they need to drop down to only three for next season (even if Murder Police is renewed, its second season wouldn’t be ready until winter).

  • Annie Orhan

    lol because Revenge was adjusted down a tenth it’s now in danger of being canceled pls…

    And I wonder why I don’t come here anymore…..

  • Ultima

    @Annie Orhan
    And I wonder why I don’t come here anymore

    You’ll be back once you discover that every other TV ratings site is also filled with morons. ;)

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