Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon a Time' & 'The Simpsons' Adjusted Up + Final NFL Ratings & Unscrambled CBS

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October 8th, 2013


The Simpsons and Once Upon a Time were adjusted up a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Sunday's preliminary ratings. Final NFL numbers for NBC and CBS  are below, as well as unscrambled program ratings for 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Good Wife and The Mentalist.

Want to know why adjustments occur to the preliminary ratings? Read this.

Final 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 9.9 34 28.32
FOX The Simpsons -R 1.4 4 3.38
ABC Once Upon a Time-R 0.7 2 2.88
7:30PM CBS 60 Minutes (7:44-8:44) 3.8 10 17.94
NBC Football Night in America 2.1 6 5.71
FOX The Simpsons -R 1.8 5 4.28
8:00 PM NBC Football Night in America/ Pre-Kick 4.1 12 10.40
FOX The Simpsons 3.0 8 6.42
ABC Once Upon a Time 2.6 7 8.00
8:30PM NBC Sunday Night Football (8:30-11PM) 7.0 19 17.69
CBS The Amazing Race (8:44-9:44) 2.4 6 9.74
FOX Bob's Burgers 1.9 5 4.21
9:00PM FOX Family Guy 2.5 6 5.20
ABC Revenge 1.9 5 6.84
9:30PM FOX American Dad 2.1 5 4.47
CBS The Good Wife (9:44-10:44) 1.6 4 9.23
10:00 PM ABC Betrayal 1.1 3 3.90
10:30PM CBS The Mentalist (10:44-11:44) 1.5 5 8.550

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

  • Julian

    Funny how none of the shows who stole Brothers and Sisters spot on Sunday at 10pm (Pan Am, 666 Park Avenue and Betrayal) can even match Brothers and Sisters’ Season 5 rating. Karma is a bitch. Bring B&S back for Season 6, it’s Season 5 rating looks like a total hit now at that timeslot.

  • Ultima

    OUAT is 2nd worse show on network tv, the 1st one UTD. Both shows are awful, badly acted, and written for a 8 year old.
    Maybe if I was 8 years old I might like the show.
    Much better show’s unfortunately the dumbing down of America still continues.
    Jennifer Morrison looks more like 40 than 28 LOL. Almost as bad as Tracy Spiradkos at least 30 playing a teenager.
    The Best new show is Orange is The New Black and that is on netflix original series.
    Now Sleepy Hollow have to admit not a bad show.

    Your grammar is atrocious. If you need another example of the dumbing down of America, go find a mirror!


  • Ultima

    Funny how none of the shows who stole Brothers and Sisters spot on Sunday at 10pm (Pan Am, 666 Park Avenue and Betrayal) can even match Brothers and Sisters’ Season 5 rating. Karma is a bitch. Bring B&S back for Season 6, it’s Season 5 rating looks like a total hit now at that timeslot.

    Great idea! Maybe CBS can fix their problems by bringing back Gunsmoke… it’s season 20 ratings kill everything that’s on TV now! :roll:

  • Joseph A

    CBS great numbers over last week
    NFL has a demo of 9.9 audience of 28.32 that was 50% larger then SNF !
    60 Minutes +2.4 with a 3.8
    Amazing Race +.4 with a 2.4
    Good With +.1 with a 1.6
    Mentalist slight dip of -.1 with a 1.5

    FOX was flat with some .1 gains

    ABC though might have some issues
    ONCE UPON A TIME , flat at 2.6 but the other shows had significant loses
    Revenge & Betrayal both took huge hits down -.4

    NBC / SNF down -.6 with a 7.0 , great numbers that might have been stronger if Houston had played better

  • Matt

    Good for both ONCE and Revenge. Revenge again topped TGW by 3 tenths in the demo rating. IF it can stay above a 1.7, it should be safe. BUT, ABC still should move Greys back to Sundays at 9PM and shift Rev. to 10PM in order to give Rev. an 18-49 boost. Right now, Rev. is getting a 1.9 out of a 2.6. It could be getting a 2.6 out of a 3.0-3.2 Greys lead-in. ABC could and should still do this by the time all dramas return in February.

  • Brett

    I agree with Julian. “Brothers & Sisters” would probably be entering its 8th and final season and getting better ratings than 3.90 mil and 1.1….

  • Justin121

    Good @ The Good Wife.

    I think we can safely apply a Sunday factor for CBS a la the Friday Factor.

    (Maybe even ABC, just not yet.)

  • Karen C

    I agree Julian. I wish Brothers & sisters had gotten a final season, or at least 1/2 a season. There have now been 5, count ’em 5, shows that have failed in that timeslot since B&S left the air. Don’t forget GCB and Red Widow in addition to your list.

  • Justin121

    Bros. & Sis. should’ve moved after its 2nd season or cancelled after its 4th

    Pan Am held 100% of its lead-in when DH was on its last legs.

    Imagine if they’d launched something out of a stronger DH.


    Good to see OUAT up & the Simpsons up to 3.0

    That 1.6 looks good for TGW as well

  • Brianna

    Go OUAT!!

  • HalCapone

    @sam & @marvin
    There is nothing that screams cheaply made to me for a quality television show. They are contrasting the real world with the fairy tale world so the use of green screen to differentiate the fairy tale world from the real makes perfect sense and works for most kids and kids at heart.

  • Carl

    @POIFanatic, I don’t think any of the writing on SPN ever deserved an Emmy, but the directing did (RIP Kim Manners) and some of the acting did, and I’d say at least deserves nominations even today. It’s a well-acted show – the finale was better acted than almost any other season finale I watched last spring.

    I think several CW shows have good actors. Nina Dobrev is a good actress. I’ve never believed good acting is based on the network you’re on. Dylan McDermott is one of the worst actors I’ve ever seen, and that doesn’t change just because he was on CBS or ABC or FX.

  • tvwatcher

    CBS, just move The Mentalist to anywhere but where you’ve had it since last season, with episodes seldom starting at 10 pm. I would even take a move to your dismal Mondays, even though I’m watching too many shows on Mondays already. How about a time swap with The Good Wife?

  • Gio

    Well, now I see why Revenge ended up with a sub 2.0 rating… Damn it, Amazing Race.

  • were123

    Fan Excuse time! Revenge faced The Amazing Race and thus the ratings declined and it’ll be up next week! (I really hope so, but if it remains right were it is the whole season I’ll be ok with it)

  • Reprise


    Humor me, what’s wrong with Once Upon a Time Season 3? This Peter Pan arc is meant to last 11 episodes. With the way they’ve handled it, what more do you genuinely want? They’re slowly unravelling the mystery behind Neverland and Peter Pan, they’re showing a different side to the characters and putting characters out of their comfort zone.

    You only have to look at how … is mind effing Rumple.

  • Alan

    I hope Revenge bounces back next week!

  • j

    TGW is awful.Will never understand why this crap wasn’t canceled.

  • Rick


    TGW is awful? It’s crap?

    Uh….did you watch it, or did you just cut-and-paste from the same posts you’ve made before?

    I’ll never understand people who call shows “crap” when they NEVER viewed the show at all.

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