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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  • BigBrotherFan

    In all honestly THE GOOD WIFE deserves to be the #1 rated program on Sundays and if Christine Baranski isn’t nominated for her work last episode than there is no justice in this world! Also love the new hot babe on that show that is working for Peter. damn.

    GREAT episode for Revenge last night. I have to say they really got id of the wrong guy! What the heck where they thinking getting rid of Patrick? He was a pretty interesting character and had a lot to offer in terms of dynamics of a plot and the actor was pretty good. Is Barry Sloane paying someone on that set? does he have something over ABC? I can’t believe he is still on this show!!!!!

    I think ABC should put Mistresses after Revenge

  • Juan

    Yay revenge, happy that it went up 3 tenths.

  • utersi

    i hope revenge continue like that, its a great series better that OUAT

  • RandomCommentor

    Indeed, Mentalist was a repeat for most areas (despite being a relatively heavily promoted episode). Though amusingly they promoted the episode after the new one that was supposed to air after the repeat in many areas. Whoops.

    Anyway, prelims are a mess – I’d wait for the final adjustments to come in.

  • Ultima

    @Patrick Ausgewahlt
    The FOX repeat of ” Bob’s Burgers” was actually a repeat of The Simpsons from Season 3 as homage to Bart’s Teacher who’s voice actress died. That’s why it rated so well.

    The reason it rated so well is that the NFL numbers haven’t been stripped out yet…

  • tv_viewer

    @Max Vrany

    The new episode of The Mentalist (Fire and Brimstone) was shown on Canada according to posters on other websites. I had to go to a website to see the episode since it is delayed by one week for the USA. Fans have a legitimate beef about that.

  • Deo

    Glad for Revenge, I like that show! Does anyone know wich network is preempted today, due to footbal? (thanks)

  • Alex

    Once spring comes i think both shows will see the same ratings if not maybe higher. The split will difinetly help a lot

  • r0ckmypants

    @jupiter3765 – “is the world series officaly over”

    Seriously? Google it.

  • Alex

    Once football is gone i think abc could be #1 on sundays again.

  • Alexis

    I hope Revenge stabilizes at a decent number, but if not, I think ABC should try moving the Shonda block on Thursday an hour earlier and move Revenge to the Thursday 10pm slot (OUaTiW will likely be gone soon). GA and Scandal are strong enough that I believe they won’t take a serious hit, and Scandal is the perfect lead-in for Revenge, both a ratings beast and quite a similar show.

  • Cle

    what was TWD’s ratings?? any idea

  • r0ckmypants

    @Deo – “Does anyone know wich network is preempted today, due to footbal? (thanks)”

    None. Monday Night Football is on ESPN.

  • Candy Clouds

    The FOX repeat of Bob’s Burgers was actually a repeat of The Simpsons from Season 3 as homage to Bart’s Teacher who’s voice actress died. That’s why it rated so well. Please correct.

    They ended up not showing that episode; they aired the one where fans could vote on whether Mrs. Krabappel should date Ned Flanders instead.

  • HB

    Good for Once and Revenge. Last night Once was really good!


    Go CBS! Nice inflated numbers for the FB Overrun (If Numbers Hold) & TGW matches season high, it would be nice for “The Day After”

    FOX has a good show for The Simpsons & Family Guy but not so for Bob’s Burgers & American Dad–Animation Domination(?)

    ABC has fallen hard, so maybe November Sweeps the Net to 4th & possibly 5th for the night, even with the upturn for OUAT/Rev/Bet

  • Cle

    A very good week for ABC almost everything rose.. DWTS, Castle, Trophy Wife, Greys, LMS, Neighbors, 20/20, OUAT & Revenge..

  • johnhelvete

    What is CBS going to do with The Mentalist? Are they going to allow Canada to stay one week ahead of the US. which will be a problem when the Red John episode airs.

  • Alex

    honestly i don’t think abc has fallen. Once football is over cbs, nbc, and fox will struggle alot

  • Candy Clouds

    Also, the Bob’s Burgers repeat did air at 7:00 ET (at least where I live).

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