TV Ratings Sunday: 'Once Upon A Time', 'Betrayal' & 'The Mentalist' Rise, 'The Good Wife' & 'Revenge' Flat as 'Sunday Night Football' Beats World Series

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October 28th, 2013

Once Upon a Time October 27

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 5.1/13 4.5/11 1.5/4 1.5/4 1.1/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 4.5/13 4.0/11 1.2/3 0.9/3 0.9/2
Total Viewers (million) 16.682 12.31 5.546 9.110 2.941


NOTE: Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for NBC  (NFL Football) and Fox (World Series) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers.

NOTE The start of CBS prime was delayed in many East Coast markets due to NFL overruns. In New York, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Louisville and Jacksonville CBS programming was delayed 9 minutes. In Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Norfolk, Detroit and Dallas CBS programming was delayed 26 minutes. Ratings are tentative and subject to change.

FOX was number one among adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On FOX, the end of the Broncos/Redskins football game notched a preliminary 7.8 adults 18-49 rating. Game 4 of the World Series garnered a preliminary 4.4 adults 18-49 rating up 10 percent from a 4.0 for last year’s game 4.

On NBC  Sunday Night Football, which featured a match-up between the Vikings and the Packers earned a preliminary 5.6 down 46 percent from last week's preliminary 9.5 adults 18-49 rating from 8:30-11PM.

On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos earned a season high 1.4 up 27 percent from last week's series low 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.  Once Upon A Time scored a 2.2 up 5 percent from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too pessimistic. Revenge matched last week's season low 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.  Betrayal notched a 1.0 up 11 percent from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, the start of primetime was delayed in many East Coast markets so these numbers are likely to change in the finals. 60 Minutes scored a 1.5 down 46 percent from last week's 2.8 adults 18-49 rating. The Amazing Race earned a series low 1.7 down 11 percent from last week's 1.9. A heavily promoted episode of The Good Wife matched last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. The Mentalist garnered a 1.3 up 8 percent from last week's series low 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, October 27, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 FOX NFL Football (Redskins/Broncos) - Live 7.8/23 22.78
NBC Football Night in America Part 1 - Live 1.6/5 5.11
CBS 60 Minutes 1.5/4 10.31
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.4/4 6.12
7:30 FOX NFL Football/The OT - Live 6.2/17 18.37
NBC Football Night in America Part 2 - Live 2.5/7 6.96
8:00 FOX  World Series Game 4 (8-11PM) - Live 4.4/11 15.39
NBC Football Night in America Part 3 - Live 4.3/11 11.88
ABC Once Upon A Time 2.2/5 7.00
CBS  The Amazing Race 1.7/4 8.23
8:30 NBC Sunday Night Football: Packers/Vikings (8:30-11PM) -Live  5.6/13 14.91
9:00 ABC Revenge 1.5/3 5.65
CBS The Good Wife 1.40 9.09
10:00 CBS The Mentalist 1.30 8.81
ABC Betrayal 1.0/2 3.42

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




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  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Go The Mentalist! ;-) :-)

  • Seth

    Wow that’s low for Football!

  • Baseball4Ever


  • betty

    Revenge is the best show on abc.i love it.

  • Too Bad

    I think Amazing Race is a bad pairing for Good Wife. They should put Good Wife on Fridays with Blue Bloods.

  • Alex

    Revenge will most likely be even the whole season- needs a new time slot. i don’t see both shows dropping because of the new split season

  • Lucas

    Just me, or Good Wife seems like a show that would work wonderfully on cable?

  • steven

    SO MANY NEGATIVE PEOPLE ON HERE LOL … some of which im sure that are always talking bad about shows have never actually sat through an episode lol

  • Kissan

    Yay for OUAT going up and Revenge being steady!!! But next year I do think Revenge should move to Sundays at 10:00 and put Grey’s Anatomy on Sundays at 9:00.

    Here’s the half hour ratings:







  • Andy

    Sad about The Good Wife… and The Amazing Race has collapsed!

  • psychic

    I’m still hoping that all the viewers that The Mentalist lost because they were mad about Red John will come back after the reveal.

  • Nerdbot

    Well, at least Revenge was even with its last week ratings. I hope it doesn’t get adjusted down in finals. :|

  • Once & Again

    ABC should switch the Monday and Sunday line-up

    08:00 Dancing with the Stars
    10:00 Castle

    08:00 Once Upon a Time
    09:00 Revenge
    10:00 Resurrection (New Drama)

    So much better :)

    Love Revenge :)

  • Ryan

    The Good Wife was possibly one of the greatest hours of television last night. It deserves so much better. :(

  • Rebecca

    Glad OUAT did okay. I’m glad I had subtitles on (ABC seems to have sound problems on my TV, so I almost always have subtitles turned on), because at one point Hook or his brother said “frigate” and I heard it as “friggin'” lol. Good episode. Looking forward to the Ariel episode next week.

  • WTH

    The Good Wife was good and it raked in 9 million viewers, but the #s are probably skewed because of so many markets ran football late, but I don’t believe any of the #s, because Nielsen measurement system is so 1980s.

    The Good Wife was one of the best well written tv shows. Note to all producers and networks THAT HOW YOU PRODUCE A QUALITY TV SHOW! Takes you back when TV was real and not all reality crap!

  • Brandy

    Yay OUAT!

  • JR35

    Yay for OUAT. Betrayal may adjust down, though, no?

  • Wright

    Good for OUAT!!!

  • John A

    TGW was so good wish it was much higher. Oh well ill have to accept its the last season. Its been great this season. At least Revenge is steady but it might adjust down like other weeks.

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