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TV Ratings Sunday: 'Once Upon a Time' Dips, 'The Simpsons' & 'American Dad' Flat + 'Revenge' & 'Betrayal' Slide

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October 7th, 2013

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Scoreboard NBC CBS FOX ABC UNI
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 4.9/13 3.8/10 2.1/6 1.5/4 1.1/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 4.5/14 3.0/10 2.3/7 1.2/4 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 12.608 15.156 4.597 5.298 2.946

 

NOTE: Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for NBC & CBS (NFL Football)  are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers.  In San Diego, the NFL Network's coverage of the San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders game aired on the CBS affiliate, which means CBS numbers may be inflated.

NBC was number one among adults 18-49, but CBS won with total viewers.

On NBC  Sunday Night Football, which featured a match-up between the Texans and the 49ers earned a preliminary 5.7, down a full ratings point from last week's preliminary 6.7  adults 18-49 rating from 8:30-11PM.

On CBS, The start of prime was delayed by 44 minutes in the Eastern and Central timezones, making preliminary ratings essentially worthless. In San Diego, the NFL Network's coverage of the San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders game aired on the CBS affiliate, which means CBS numbers are subject to inflation as well. Check back tomorrow for the finals to get accurate, non-scrambled ratings for 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race , The Good Wife and The Mentalist.

On FOX, The Simpsons matched last week's 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. Bob’s Burgers garnered a 1.9, down three tenths from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Family Guy notched a 2.5, down a tenth from last week's 2.6  adults 18-49 rating. American Dad was even with last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Once Upon A Time scored a 2.5, down a tenth from last week's 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were spot on!  Revenge garnered a 1.9, down four tenths from last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too optimistic. Betrayal notched a 1.1, down four tenths from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

 

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, October 6, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00PM CBS Football Overrun/60 Minutes 8.3 24 26.88
NBC Football Night in America 2.1 6 6.43
FOX The Simpsons -R 1.2 4 3.19
ABC Once Upon A Time-R 0.6 2 2.88
7:30PM NBC Football Night in America 3.6 10 9.98
FOX The Simpsons -R 1.8 5 4.24
8:00 PM NBC Football Night in America/ Pre-Kick 4.9 13 12.78
CBS 60 Minutes/The Amazing Race 3.2 9 14.97
FOX The Simpsons 2.9 8 6.31
ABC Once Upon A Time 2.5 7 7.65
8:30PM NBC Sunday Night Football (8:30-11PM) 5.7 15 14.35
FOX Bob's Burgers 1.9 5 4.22
9:00PM FOX Family Guy 2.5 6 5.21
CBS the Amazing Race/ The Good Wife 2.1 5 9.37
ABC Revenge 1.9 5 6.69
9:30PM FOX American Dad 2.1 5 4.42
10:00 PM CBS The Good Wife/The Mentalist 1.8 5 9.41
ABC Betrayal 1.1 3 3.97

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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.

 
  • Jarrad Climpson

    I’m from Australia, and I would just like to know why is there such hate between Scandal and Revenge? Don’t they air on the same network?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “SIGH

    @Site Admins

    That’s the third or fourth long comment I’ve had get nailed by the filter over the past couple of months. All of them were related to football. I can’t recall this happening when talking about entertainment programming.

    I would really like to know what is triggering this so I can avoid it in the future.”

    Freed it. Not sure why it was trapped. No obvious words that we put in the filter, sometimes comment length seems to do it. It’s somewhat of a black box.

    What’s puzzling is you continuing to try and reason with Joseph. There is no evidence he even reads anyone else’s replies. Either that, or he’s 100% hopeless. Regardless, why bother?

  • Ultima

    @Bill Gorman
    What’s puzzling is you continuing to try an reason with Joseph.

    I win the internet if he ever replies to one of my replies? I have a daily eye-roll quota I need to meet? ;)

    There is no evidence he even reads anyone else’s replies. Either that, or he’s 100% hopeless. Regardless, why bother?

    You’re probably right. However, if someone else who actually is interesting in furthering their knowledge of the subject learns something from my comment to him, then it’s still a worthwhile post.

  • Paul DeCroix

    I never understood the attraction to “Once upon a time”? As a special movie yes but not series. Same with “Revenge”. Time to kill them both.

  • Karis

    Yay for TGW! People should chillax this show is not bear food anytime soon :D

  • Ultima

    @Jarrad Climpson
    why is there such hate between Scandal and Revenge? Don’t they air on the same network?

    When it comes time for renewal, what matters is how well shows on the same network are doing relative to each other. Subsequently, fans of two shows with similar ratings might get into a pissing contest if they perceive an eventual either/or situation with the shows.

    In the Revenge/Scandal case, this was arguably true last fall. Since January or so, Scandal has been way ahead, so it’s no longer relevant, but I guess old habits die hard.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    ABC is the new NBC in ratings right now and will finish this season in 4th place (or 5th place, considering Univision in the rank) among the Big 4.ABC needs to revamp all their schedule.The current schedule sucks and it’s killing most of shows.I think Paul Lee should be shown the door.

  • Shepherd

    @Administrators @Ultima

    Been happening to me too this last week. It’s very annoying; although none of my posts pertained to football.

  • william

    they should movie once a upon a time in wonderland to sunday at 8pm, an push back once upon a time to 9pm.

  • Jake

    Why did The Simpsons flat line for? I thought the episode did a great job…

  • Ultima

    @Paul DeCroix
    I never understood the attraction to “Once upon a time”? As a special movie yes but not series.

    A huge segment of the American audience grew up with some (or many) of these Disney characters, so there’s a familiarity with them.

    Also, while the vast majority of the season one story was done in a way that would be best suited for a mini-series or a single season show, the addition of ability to travel between worlds (and therefore introduce new characters) has enabled the story to sustain itself over a long period of time.

  • Ultima

    @Jake
    Why did The Simpsons flat line for? I thought the episode did a great job…

    The Simpsons is typically up on weeks in which FOX has an NFL doubleheader and down on weeks in which is does not. The Treehouse episode (which doesn’t get an NFL lead-in) normally performs around the average.

    It was only down ~6% from the same episode last year, which is normal (if not better than normal).

  • Dinaminjo

    Revenge is going to get season 4..

    But it will probably be moved to 10 pm and the 9 pm slot used to try and launch sth new since the 10pm clearly isn’t working..

  • Ultima

    @Douglas from Brazil
    ABC is the new NBC in ratings right now and will finish this season in 4th place

    In other words, ABC is back to its old self! ;)

    (or 5th place, considering Univision in the rank)

    ABC is still well above Univision for the yearly numbers. Even NBC was never in danger to losing to Univision for the season last year. The reason they finished 5th during February sweeps was because they had neither football nor The Voice on their schedule (a mistake which is unlikely to be repeated).

  • Sean

    “On CBS, The start of prime was delayed by 44 minutes in the Eastern and Central timezone”

    Don’t know if it makes that big a difference, but CBS has 60 Minutes starting at 730pm ET now when they have the late football game and the local news isnt schedule to start until 1130pm. So primetime was delayed by 14 minutes.

  • Ultima

    @steve
    abc needs to make some scheduling changes asap move greys to sun at 9 push revenge to 10 move scandal to 9 on thurs followed by nashville at 10

    In this case, ASAP is March. I think moving Revenge to 10pm or moving Nashville anywhere are reasonable expectations. Grey’s and Scandal moving during the season, probably not.

  • Ultima

    @Sean
    Don’t know if it makes that big a difference, but CBS has 60 Minutes starting at 730pm ET now when they have the late football game and the local news isnt schedule to start until 1130pm. So primetime was delayed by 14 minutes.

    Because CBS starts their primetime programming at 7:00pm PT, even if they managed to start “on time” in ET/CT at 7:30pm, the ratings would still be scrambled due to the 30 minute difference. Subsequently, it’s accurate to say that primetime was delayed by 44 minutes in ET/CT.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    r0ckmypants
    I cannot possibly make this any easier for you to comprehend

    Wait, didn’t CBS “regularly” schedule their Primetime to begin at 7:30 last night?

    (At least in Eastern and Central time zones. I think Mountain and Pacific zones were unaffected by football overruns.)

  • Ultima

    @AllOfHerTwist
    Wait, didn’t CBS “regularly” schedule their Primetime to begin at 7:30 last night?

    The regularly scheduled time for CBS Sunday primetime lineup is 7-11pm.

    The 30-minute delay they’ve now added into the schedule is just cosmetic and serves to highlight the weeks on which there will be much longer delays to their start times.

    This is especially useful if you are using a DVR. Now, you can safely just record the show and extend the record time by 30 minutes if there is a football game leading into 60 Minutes in your local market.

    Before, the delay in start time could be anywhere up to 50 minutes, depending on if the lead-in was a regional singleheader or a national doubleheader (which might be confusing if you aren’t a football fan).

    In any case, it won’t matter if you call the delay 14 minutes or 44 minutes, the ratings are still going to be a scrambled mess either way.

  • Brandon

    Bad rating for Revenge, and it won’t get better when it’s up against The Walking Dead next sunday that’s for sure. Revenge fans shouldn’t worry though. Revenge will get a fourth season but my guess is that it ends at 4 seasons though inless they get viewers back but it won’t be easy.

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