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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.

 
  • Carl

    @Networkman

    DWTS doesn’t seem to want to face the problem that is their pro lineup. I will not watch most of those people again. I dislike some of them intensely and I think they are boring and stale. I think they really don’t get that a lot of viewers watched for the pro dancers and want some changes.

    I also think they need new judges.

  • greysfan

    Yikes how did Revenge slide so much? It’s much better than those numbers. Once didn’t slip much which is good ad I would expect Betrayal to be cancelled ASAP.

  • Luke21

    This is my idea for ABC’s Schedule for next year:
    Sundays: 8 Once (march9) 9 Revenge (march9) 10 Castle (March 16)
    Mondays: 8-10 Dancing with the stars (march17) 10 Nashville (march17)
    Tuesdays: 8 Agents of SHIELD 9Mixology 9:30 SFN 10: Mind Games (ALL JANUARY)
    Wednesday: The Middle, The Goldbergs. Modern Family, Trophy Wife. Killer Woman (ALL JANUARY)
    Thursday: 8 Resurrection 9 Grey’s Anatomy 10 Scandal (ALL FEB. 27)
    Friday: Back in the Game, Last Man Standing. Shark Tank. 20/20. (ALL JANUARY)
    Betrayal should end its 13ep run. Wonderland will have as much as 18eps according to the creators. I think Castle is the only think that can actually fix Sundays at 10 and Nashville should do better on Mondays after DWTS. And I think resurrection is a family show, so, 8pm it is. And also, 1 hour burn offs for The Neighbors instead of reruns of Fridays comedies. Castle should air 9 eps. in fall, 4 in January and 10 on spring.

  • Fox

    Any news on how “The Paradise” did on PBS?

  • Ultima

    @Luke

    Sundays: 8 Once (march9) 9 Revenge (march9) 10 Castle (March 16)
    Mondays: 8-10 Dancing with the stars (march17) 10 Nashville (march17)

    I could understand ABC wanting to use The Bachelor to launch a new show in January (assuming that The Blacklist goes on hiatus and CBS doesn’t move up the premiere of Intelligence).

    However, it doesn’t make any sense to move a solid performer in Castle (which has always been in that timeslot) to replace it with either (a) a show doing fine in its current timeslot or (b) a show that’s flaming out in its sophomore season and will be canceled.

    I do think it’s reasonable to expect some lineup shifts from ABC, but as far as dramas go, I really doubt we’ll see Castle, Once, Grey’s or Scandal moving this season.

  • donnie

    DIE ABC DIE !!!!!!

  • Kissan

    ABC is so dumb with their scheduling. I mean this is the network that put two of their most promising shows OUAT and Revenge up against the Golden Globes, the Grammys and the AFC Championship Game when everybody else was on hiatus and then they went on hiatus when there was nothing on. This is the network that in the summer ABC put Motive and Rookie Blue on a one month hiatus then they came back for one episode then went on a hiatus again. DWTS should be on Sundays and move OUAT and Wonderland to Mondays with Castle and move Goldbergs and Trophy Wife to Wednesdays and BITG to Fridays. They should also move Grey’s to 8:00 on Thursdays and Scandal to 9:00 followed by Revenge at 10:00. And who the hell thought of picking up Lucky 7 and Betrayal? Even the CW did better scheduling than ABC.

  • jp

    Why don’t ABC run a movie or some dumb reality show and hold off Once Upon A Time, Revenge and Betrayal until January when football season is wrap up on NBC. Make sense. I know those shows are an alternative to sports in the fall and appeals to women but Sunday Night Football is just crushing it. Next weeks game is rivalry game between Cowboys vs Redskins but both teams are sliding(more so Washington than Dallas). FOX has the doubleheader (Saints vs New England), but ABC and CBS will win the night.

  • Brian

    Poor ABC coming in last yet again..that’s what they get for cancelling Body Of Proof…and LOL @ Betrayal !

  • Ultima

    @Kissan
    I mean this is the network that put two of their most promising shows OUAT and Revenge up against the Golden Globes, the Grammys and the AFC Championship Game when everybody else was on hiatus

    Complete nonsense. Both FOX and CBS aired originals against the Golden Globes and FOX aired originals against the Grammy Awards on CBS. Sure, FOX and CBS usually air repeats against the other network’s conference championship game, but otherwise they’re fairly aggressive with counter-programming (e.g. CBS airs The Amazing Race against the Oscars).

    This is the network that in the summer ABC put Motive and Rookie Blue on a one month hiatus then they came back for one episode then went on a hiatus again

    There were two summer Thursdays prior to the start of the 3-week hiatus for the NBA Finals, then the 4th of July two weeks later, then in August you have preseason football preempting regular primetime programming on Thursdays.

    How would you have scheduled those programs? Are you suggesting that they simply don’t air original programming on Thursdays during the summer? They have comedies on Wednesday and The Bachelorette on Monday. Both Sunday and Tuesday will also have to delay their premieres until late June/early July because of the NBA Finals.

    DWTS should be on Sundays

    Unless they drop their judges, this conflicts with the UK scheduling of the show during the fall and isn’t a feasible option at this point.

    They should also move Grey’s to 8:00 on Thursdays

    Moving Grey’s Anatomy against extremely strong competition worked great when it was super hot after its second season, now it would just be another example of dumb ABC scheduling (as you put it).

    Grey’s is still one of the strongest dramas on TV. It’s arguable that they should move it if Scandal’s premiere isn’t a fluke and it’s consistently outperforming Grey’s. The most likely moves would to be to flip the two shows or move Grey’s to Sunday 9pm. There’s basically no chance that Scandal will lead into anything except Grey’s or a new drama, however. Why waste a monster lead-in on a third season show like Revenge?

    Even the CW did better scheduling than ABC.

    How could you possibly make that conclusion? The CW has only aired one night of original non-Friday programming so far. None of their new shows have even premiered in their normal timeslots yet!

  • Ultima

    @jp
    Why don’t ABC run a movie or some dumb reality show and hold off Once Upon A Time, Revenge and Betrayal until January when football season is wrap up on NBC

    Because the two months following the end of Sunday Night Football are much, much tougher competition.

    Here’s the weeks after SNF ends this season – (nothing), Golden Globes, NFC Championship, Grammy Awards & Pro Bowl, Super Bowl, Winter Olympics, Winter Olympics, Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony, Academy Awards (ABC).

    Obviously, not every season has the Olympics, but without them the Grammy Awards move to the week after the Super Bowl and the Academy Awards move up a week, so it’s basically the same effect.

  • CBSviewer

    @ Valentin

    But, in France, Revenge has Grey’s Anatomy as lead-in.

  • Ultima

    @Brian
    Poor ABC coming in last yet again

    The lack of Monday Night Football (and subsequently postseason games) is why ABC is less competitive than the other networks. It’s a small price to pay, however, as Disney is making significantly more money off with MNF since moving it to ESPN.

  • forg

    What sucks though with Disney moving MNF to ESPN is that ABC loses the rights to have Super Bowl.

    Anyway, good enough for OUAT and decent-ish for Revenge. And while I understand fan complaints with ABC’s scheduling I think if the show is engaging enough, viewers will return despite long hiatus or competing with awards shows.

  • Riley

    Greys anatomy needs to be moved to 9:00 on Sunday so that it can help revenge at 10. Since it is towards the end of its run,
    ABC Should start focusing on building new shows off of scandal, and trying of fix revenge and OUAT on Sunday.

  • Stop-Colin-Me

    I can’t believe people are still mentioning Body of Proof.

  • Alexa

    betrayal sucks

  • Darcy

    They never, ever should’ve moved Revenge from Wednesday at 10. They should honestly just move it back there, a soap is perfect after a night of comedies and it’s proven to work! It’s still doing better than Nashville, just switch them. I was astounded when they moved it in the first place, and it’s clearly backfired.

  • Damian

    I have a question, how does NBC choose its NFL games?, and yes i know that CBS airs the AFC games and FOX airs the NFC games, and also normally the NBC are the most attractive of the week, but on some cases like this week the most attractive did not air on NBC

  • Ultima

    @Damian
    normally the NBC are the most attractive of the week

    NBC does have the best game some of the time, but it’s not a necessity or even the goal. I don’t know the details of how they pick their games, but they can’t simply take the best matchup available every week.

    The objective of early season scheduling is to try and put attractive matchups in all of the major timeslots (CBS/FOX Sunday afternoon, NBC Sunday night, ESPN Monday night).

    Later on in the season, they flex games both to Sunday night as well as into the late afternoon doubleheader. FOX and CBS even have the ability to protect a handful of games from moving into primetime to ensure that they still have quality matchups when they have the national spotlight.

    There’s also restrictions on the number of primetime games any particular team can play and a lot of other factors that restrict scheduling options.

    The only real guarantee that NBC gets is that, assuming one is available, the final Sunday night game will be a playoff play-in game (due to scheduling restrictions being lifted for week 17).

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