TV Ratings Sunday: 'Once Upon a Time' & 'Revenge' Rise + 'The Good Wife' Matches Season High

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November 4th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.6/12 3.3/8 1.9/5 1.6/5 1.2/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.9/11 2.5/7 2.0/6 1.2/4 0.9/3
Total Viewers (million) 12.62 14.35 4.26 6.06 3.36

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.

CBS prime started at 7:59 due to football runover (Steelers vs. Patriots).

NBC was number one among adults 18-49, but CBS won with total viewers. 

On NBC  Sunday Night Football,  (Indianapolis Colts-Houston Texans) earned a preliminary 5.7, up a tenth from last week's preliminary 5.6  adults 18-49 rating from 8:30-11PM.

On CBS, a football-inflated  60 Minutes scored a 3.2, up massively  from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. The Amazing Race earned a 2.0, up two tenths from last week's 1.8. The Good Wife earned a 1.6, up from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating and matching its season high

On FOX, The Simpsons returned to a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating, down half a ratings point after its last original's 3.0, nearly a month ago. Bob's Burgers notched a 1.8, down a tenth after its last original's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Family Guy matched its last 2.5 and American Dad earned a 1.9, down two tenths from it last original's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos matched last week's season high 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.  Once Upon A Time scored a 2.3, up a tenth from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were spot on! Revenge earned a 1.7, up three tenths from  last week's season low 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.  Betrayal notched a 1.0, up a tenth from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, November 3, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00PM CBS Football Overrun (7-8PM) 6.6 18 23.11
NBC Football Night in America 1.8 5 5.71
FOX Bob's Burgers -R 1.6 4 4.26
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.4 4 7.00
7:30PM NBC Football Night in America 2.3 6 6.65
FOX The Simpsons -R 1.4 4 3.48
8:00 PM NBC Football Night in America/ Pre-Kick 4.2 11 11.86
CBS 60 Minutes 3.2 8 15.09
FOX The Simpsons 2.5 6 5.46
ABC Once Upon a Time 2.3 6 7.50
8:30PM NBC Sunday Night Football (8:30-11PM) 5.7 14 15.34
FOX Bob's Burgers 1.8 4 3.75
9:00PM FOX Family Guy 2.5 6 4.86
CBS The Amazing Race 2.0 5 9.40
ABC Revenge 1.7 4 6.30
9:30PM FOX American Dad 1.9 4 3.74
10:00 PM CBS The Good Wife 1.6 4 9.79
ABC Betrayal 1.0 3 3.50

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




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  • Jacob T

    Yay Revenge!

  • Jeff (Canada)

    OUAT was basically steady. One tenth isn’t really a rise, I was expecting like half a ratings point when I saw “Once rises”.

  • Susan

    Great for REVENGE

  • Glue

    Go OUaT! Go Revenge!

  • Louis

    Revenge was SO good last night!

  • Annie Orhan

    I’m sure revenge will adjust down it always does 8(

  • Cyrax86

    Spot on with my prediction. The episode was awesome, by the way!

  • Derick

    Revenge was amazing. Great cliffhanger too! Can’t wait to see where it goes. Hope it rises!

  • Matt

    A rise is a rise. Nice for OUAT.


    Damn the good wife did excellent as the show is drawing buzz for fantastic episodes. The good wife and Julianna Marguiles Rick the house. I would love CBS to renew it for a sixth season it’s a fabulous show. Good to see revenge go back up. It seems the dark weather helping the ratings.

  • Avery

    no Mentalist?

  • were123

    Great for Revenge! Even if it adjust down, it is still widely better than last week. If it could adjust up to 1.8 it would be awesome!
    Come on Revenge! Let your upward trend start here :D!

  • Cle

    If revenge adjust a tenth down also I am ok

  • Bee

    yay revenge! this season is just getting better and better. hopefully the ratings continue to rise as we reach the big wedding episode in a few weeks.

    OUAT didn’t have a huge bump, but any is better than none.

    good for TGW as well!

  • Stephan

    So glad for the rise for REVENGE. It was so good last night. That ending gave me chills! GO Emily!

  • hitomi04

    Revenge half hours

    9:00 p.m.

    Viewers: 6.40 million (#3), A18-49: 1.8/ 4 (#4)

    9:30 p.m.

    Viewers: 6.18 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 4 (#4)

  • Revenger

    Yess yess yess Revenge
    Anuone half hours for Revenge and Once???

  • Alexandre

    Go Revenge \o
    Why Betrayal isn’t cancelled yet?

  • Max Vrany

    CBS airs the Mentalist late when the NFL runs late, fans complain. CBS pulls the Mentalist for a repeat when the NFL runs over by an hour, fans still complain. They can’t win.

    (Yes, it was an hour overrun. CBS builds a half-hour overrun into their published schedules, but it’s still an overrun.)

  • Clarke

    Considering the hype, I think OUAT should have done better. A 2.3 isn’t bad, but still not great considering it came last in its time slot. Revenge did great though (compared to last week), so this is still a viable night for ABC.

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