Will 'Once Upon A Time's' Ratings Rise Without Competition from 'Breaking Bad'? (Poll)

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October 6th, 2013

Once Upon A Time Episode 301

Update: those troubled and embattled souls who have implored the poll gods to at least do one measly poll for Revenge? Your pleas were not in vain!

Last week, the broadcast networks Sunday night programs returned to across-the-board declines. They did have once-in-a-lifetime competition: the series finale of Breaking Bad. Now that the saga of Walter White has concluded, will broadcast ratings improve? Specifically, will the ratings for Once Upon a Time rise? Last week the season premiere earned a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating.How do you think it will fare tonight?

  • danny94

    Always a Once poll never a revenge poll???

  • Cle

    It was Revenge which faced the competition not OUAT

  • zap

    I don’t know if I’m wrong… but Once Upon a Time and Breaking Bad didn’t air at the same time.

  • Alex

    I think both should go up a little b/c
    a-less competition tonight
    b- abc has been promoting the heck out of it (Have seen so much promos)
    c- both shows premieres were well received
    d- both had good DVR #s

  • enes

    I hate that in 2 years TBTN only does polls for OUAT ….. Do at least one for Revenge ( o does this page really hate the show ), and by the way Revenge went face to face with Breaking Bad.

  • Mathew

    I hope drop dead diva wins!!!!

  • Matt

    I think it’s safe to say that both shows will garner a 2.5 and 8 million viewers. Revenge will definitely go up a tenth or two, because IT faced Breaking Bad not ONCE. ONCE will either get a 2.5 or 2.7.

  • NBC Fan

    Once Upon a Time-2.5

    60 Minutes-1.7
    The Amazing Race-2.1
    The Good Wife-1.5
    The Mentalist-1.3

    The Simpsons-2.8
    Bob’s Burgers-2.2
    Family Guy-2.6
    American Dad!-2.1

  • Alex

    Once will be steady but will be def be up next week since Tinker Bell (highly anticipated )will be introduced

  • DenverDean

    CBS will be really inflated at the beginning because they have the national game – Denver (Peyton Manning) v. Dallas Cowboys. Unless the game is a complete blow-up – huge numbers. Even last week, with a Broncos blowout and a long post-game, FOX did pretty well.

  • CBSviewer

    Tonight ratings:

    The Simpsons: 3.0
    Once Upon a Time: 2.5
    The Amazing Race: 2.3

    Bob’s Burgers: 2.5

    Family Guy: 2.7
    Revenge: 2.0
    The Good Wife: 1.6

    American Dad: 2.4

    The Mentalist: 1.5
    Betrayal: 1.2

  • RJ

    Considering Once Upon a Time and Breaking Bad didn’t even air in the same timeslot, who cares?

  • omabin

    I thought it was Revenge that faced Breaking Bad?

  • Dan S

    I voted 2.6 & it was Revenge that faced off against the final Breaking Bad. For Revenge I’d say it’ll get a 2.3 or 2.4 tonight.

  • Commenter

    Well, I’m sure the ratings would be adjusted up during the broadcast of the episode 3×6 – Ariel. :)
    OUAT always rocks… NO show can beat that up..!

  • Maximillian

    OUAT and Revenge had huge L+3 day ratings, so I think they both will hold steady. Not sure if OUAT will rise since it didn’t face BB, but I think Revenge could rise a little.

  • greysfan

    I think Once and Revenge will go up a point or 2 at most or be on par with last week. They had massive L+3 day ratings and that is always a positive sign, plus we all know a lot of people were watching Breaking Bad so we will see. On another note, Betrayal will be cancelled by Monday afternoon.

  • erwanfromfrance

    My predictions for ABC :
    Once Upon A Time : 2.8
    Revenge : 2.5
    Betrayal : 1.4

    Why ?
    -Last week ratings: 2.6 and 2.3.
    -Less competion (No Breaking Bad).
    -Good critics of seasons premiere.
    -Shocking end of episodes.

  • Shepherd

    Short answer: NO.

    OUAT – 2.3-2.4

    Revenge – 2.2
    Betrayal – 1.1

  • John A

    Could you include Revenge in the poll? I never understand the endless polls for OUAT and not at least to include Revenge.

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