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

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October 7th, 2013


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

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




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  • Dante

    INB4 CrimTV comes along and spews some nonsense about Revenge without question getting a 4th season due to syndication. It ain’t happening. Not with a 1.9 in the fall. The show will be cancelled in May.

  • Michael

    Yay OUAT!

  • s0303

    why is fox shipping family guy to tbs??? if anything, they should move bob’s burgers…

    cbs looks too high…i know it’s scrambled but it’s making me hopeful for tgw…

    rip betrayal…not good for revenge either…

  • Ryan

    “abc soap opera boycott is hurting revenge”

    I want that square on the bingo card.

  • Andy W

    Simpsons aired the Treehouse of Horror episode last night. That always seems to get good ratings.

    Probably begin to drop next week which will make Bob’s Burgers not look as bad as it does right now.

  • Igwell

    No Breaking Bad, yet no improvement among the nets.

  • elizabeth

    gee wow people sure gave up on revenge pretty fast i hope that it could adjust up to at least a 2.0 in the finals.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Zth – Read the red text. Revenge was airing against The Amazing Race, for the most part.

  • s0303

    oops…meant why is fox shipping american dad to tbs…

  • romo

    In ny 60 minutes was supposed to start 7:30.

    It says it was delayed 44 minutes so it didnt start until 8:14 ?

    That doesnt sound right i though it stated earlier?

  • casey

    Revenge is dead in the water if it does not pull up its ratings any time soon…us the fans are going to need revenge some time soon as the writing is just horrible, it has not been the same since season 1.
    As for the rest on Sunday TV, not the same without Breaking Bad…already missing it…can’t wait for the Walking Dead to premiere next week

  • Ann

    I’m glad to see Once didn’t drop that much. Not a great show last night but still good.

    HOw does the Simpsons continue to do so well in the 18-49 demo? LOL.

  • jupiter3765

    i wonder how good will be the pilots abc gets

  • AlanHalliwell

    The simpsons Did well.Not bad for Revenge if it could keep around 2 Its doing Very good.Wish American Dad did better

  • cimmer

    OUAT didn’t drop as much as I thought it would but coming in last? That was a little surprising. I’m guessing it’ll stabilize in the low 2’s.

  • Nik

    I’m guessing Revenge will be adjusted to a 2.0, but regardless…wow. How the mighty have fallen.

    Betrayal just needs to be cancelled…but I supposed ABC will run however many eps have already been produced,because they can’t show Scandal 3x a week!

  • k:Alex

    Wow at The Simpsons, was their a football overrun?

  • Steve A

    The boycott excuse is old. Other shows on ABC had series highs during.premiere week so that’s no excuse for bad ratings. As a former fan of Revenge, I think a new timeslot would help

  • elizabeth

    revenge please adjust up to a 2.0

  • Roco

    Football is hurting Revenge, where is Rob, he shows up when its Scandal ratings, I dont see his comments..

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