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.




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.

  • x

    Hopefully Dante and his numerous nicknames were banned from posting. It’s refreshing not to read his bizarre hatred on the first post. No one wants to read that again and again.

    It got even more crazy when he had different nicknames on posts 2 to 10 to agree with himself to prove that he had a valid point. As if we couldn’t tell the spelling and grammar were the same.

  • Alecia

    Betrayal keeps getting better but it’s probably too late. I hope ABC at least air all the episodes.
    It’s a good thing Revenge is in its 3rd season or it would’ve been battling Nashville for renewal.

  • Alex

    i see both shows staying steadying or increasing as they get closer to their hyped winter finale


    Will really have to wait for finals, but as far as I can tell

    Numbers for CBS not too good as FB overrun had little effect (even on 60M)

    Otherwise, no real movement on CBS or ABC–Revenge 1.5 & Betrayal 1.0 pretty dismal combo, but no better than TGW/TM

    Actually thought TGW would tick upwards slightly due to the “event” ep & FB overrun

    Impressive numbers for World Series

  • jupiter3765

    revenge does great on the dvrs

  • Todd36

    SNF won even with the Vikings playing GB and the WS on at the same time. I have to admit that I didn’t watch, but judging by the score it must have been some kind of shoot out. No surprise who is going to win in that one. Shoes are going to do bad on Sunday nights because of the sports run overs.

  • Kat

    Damn, I was really hoping TGW would do even just a little better.

  • John A

    Was Dante banned? I hope so.

  • FRED

    I watched the first few eps of Betrayal, but gave up because I kept falling asleep. Is this show getting better? Is it worth catching up?
    REVENGE is certainly much better this season than last so far.

  • Shepherd

    I predicted the ABC dramas would go 2.0,1.5,1.0, so pending adjustments I’m 2/3.

    So far, we’ve seen competition from Football and TWD decrease, while Revenge’s ratings have stayed steady or fallen.

  • Duarte

    OUAT is going good.

    Revenge is stablizing in 1,5

    If Betrayal keeps rising (until 1,4/1,5), it can be renew and moved do Fridays ?

  • HalCapone

    So much for the jocks vs the fairies match up. Once Upon A Time rising against some pretty formidable competition is nothing short of amazing. Fans should be happy.

  • israelCD


  • x


    Same here. I’m all for sharing opinions, but last week’s Sunday ratings comments were terrible to go through since Dante and his nicknames were all over it writing post after post, ruining any discussion.

    Today, it’s easy to read the comments and there’s actual discussion and analysis going on instead of grade school like hate comments.

    If the moderators took notice and banned Dante, then let me be the first to thank them. It makes navigating the comments a lot easier.

  • tv fan 1986

    Okay, it’s official, Revenge seriously needs to be put back on Wednesdays. Come on ABC!

  • Chase

    I really hope Betrayal can be renewed for a least a summer series, they could pair it with mistresses.
    If they don’t do that ABC should at least cancel it ahead of time and give the writers enough time to wrap it up.
    It’s a great show and the writers know how to make it suspenseful and keep you on the edge if your seat.
    It’s surprisingly really good!

  • Jackie

    im not surprised to see Betrayal increase a bit. bc ABC seems to really be pushing it still and I am starting to hear people talk about it a lil bit. maybe it could still take off a bit

  • r0ckmypants

    Ugh, Dante isn’t even here, yet it’s all anyone can talk about.

    Anyway… Revenge isn’t doing too well, but it’s still the #2 scripted show of the night on broadcast.

  • Alex

    At least Revenge is steady…it needs help though. Move it to another night before its too late :/


    cbs also had a 10 min overrun in cincy and nyc don’t know if that matters

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