Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon a Time' Adjusted Up; '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down + Final Football Numbers

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October 22nd, 2013


Once Upon a Time was adjusted up a tenth while 60 Minutes was  adjusted down three  tenths among adults 18-49 versus Sunday's preliminary ratings. Final NFL numbers for NBC and CBS  are also below.

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

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, October 20, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00PM CBS Football Overrun 8.6 30 25.32
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.1 3 5.58
FOX Bob's Burgers -R 0.5 2 1.39
7:30PM NBC Football Night in America 3.1 9 8.78
CBS 60 Minutes 2.8 8 14.95
FOX Family Guy -R 0.9 3 2.28
8:00 PM NBC Football Night in America/ Pre-Kick 5.5 16 15.29
ABC Once Upon a Time 2.1 5 7.05
FOX The Simpsons -R 1.3 4 3.14
8:30PM NBC Sunday Night Football (8:30-11PM) 10.0 27 26.94
CBS the Amazing Race 1.9 5 8.87
FOX The Simpsons -R 1.3 3 3.13
9:00PM ABC Revenge 1.5 4 6.16
FOX Family Guy -R 1.2 3 2.77
9:30PM CBS The Good Wife 1.4 3 8.99
FOX American Dad -R 1.1 3 2.21
10:00 PM ABC Betrayal 0.9 2 3.51
10:30PM CBS The Mentalist 1.2 3 7.75

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

  • pmr

    So many Revenge haters. SERIOUSLY GROW UP PEOPLE. The show is in an impossible slot with a non-compatible lead in and nothing to follow. It is basically in a buoy by itself and doing ok, not too mention that it is up against the juggernauts of FOOTBALL and The Walking Dead. How about we move Greys Anatomy or Scandal to Sunday at 10 and see just how well they fare. Speaking of those 2 shows–they are so unwatchable its pathetic. There you go ABC—New lineup….Sunday Greys/Scandal Revenge goes back to Wednesday and replacing the other terrible show Nashville

  • Shepherd


    The ratings for season 1 were down in the spring as well. The ratings are down in the spring for nearly every single show on broadcast. Revenge fell more than average last season, and I can think of 1 or two shows that were within 5-10% of their fall averages for most of the spring season, and they were renewed because of it; but if you’re expecting any show to return with higher ratings come spring, you’re in for a world of disappointment.

    But you’re right; it is basically a new season. That’s why fall ratings matter less than spring ratings when it comes to a show’s chances for renewal. And for the record, I’ve never said Revenge would fall below 1.0, only that it could if current trends continue. I doubt that it will fall that low, but I wouldn’t bet against it either. You’ll know when I make an actual prediction.

    I will say, that I think it’s funny how last season “Revolution only fell in the ratings because NBC put it on such a long hiatus”, and that show “only fell because they scheduled it on one week then off two” etc. etc., and “Revenge only fell because ABC didn’t put it on a long hiatus” etc. etc.. Come spring, there will be a dozen Revenge fanatics crying how “ABC killed Revenge’s momentum with that long hiatus”; mark my words; it happens every season.

  • Shepherd


    On the other hand, if ABC brings back Body of Proof, then I think Revenge has the ratings for six seasons and a movie! ;)

    :lol: I don’t know which is funnier; BOP coming back, six seasons, or the movie!

  • diana

    i guess only time will tell i wasn’t really hoping it would come back with higher numbers just making assumtions

  • diana

    i think that abc needs to move revenge out of that timeslot as soon as possible. cause its killing its ratings i wish that abc would move put once upon a time in wonderland after once upon a time and move scandal and greys up an hour and put revenge in scandals timeslot

  • Lulla

    Her’s what I’do for ABC, ultimately (around march):
    Once Upon A Time
    The Shark Tank

    Dancing With The Stars / The Bachelor
    Dancing With The Stars / The Bachelor

    Super Fun Night / Mixology
    Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
    Mind Games

    The Middle / The Goldbergs
    Modern Family / Trophy Wife

    Grey’s Anatomy

    Last Man Standing / Back In The Game
    Suburgatory / The Neighbors


  • sherrybunn180

    Ouat has huge fanbase and can be watched in different places, so no need to worry.

  • GuyAwks

    ABC really have no excuse whatsoever for leaving Revenge (and possibly OUAT) in that death-slot on Sundays. They could easily fill Sundays with reality filler and not take any damage, whereas with the current lineup they are killing two shows on the cusp of syndication out of stubbornness. Sundays will never be a drama night and I am fed up with execs sticking their fingers in their ears and pretending Revenge has a chance of competing against the #1 show on TV. It’s pure delusion on their part.

    Twitter campaigns aren’t going to help the show and neither is putting shirtless men in the promos. Get Revenge back on Wednesdays where it should have stayed lest it die an unnecessary and painful death.

  • Ray

    Who knows how the hiatus will affect ratings? It could help them or hurt them. It really depends. Desperate Housewives during its fourth season, the hiatus from January to April hurt ratings. However, hiatus have seemed to help shows such as The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Pretty Little Liars, etc., so it could work. I hope ABC gives it the right promotion and does a recap special for it, and tries to promote it as if it was a new season, and then hopefully Revenge would return up and remain stable.

  • brian

    How is Betrayal still around? Its numbers are pretty much tied with Red Widow at this point and below that of Whodunnit?

  • Art

    Betrayal’s days are numbers, with ABC now probably regretting cancelling Body Of Proof. As long as football and the Walking Dead are still on, anything scheduled on Sunday Night is gonna pull lower numbers. I sang the praises of The Mentalist last week, but it clearly had a tough night this past Sunday. The Good Wife did better, although it’s demo’s are still low. Sunday is a tough night to judge though. Can’t cancel everything, plus there is no guarantee anything new or moved there will do any better.

  • WS001

    Good wife is a great show.

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