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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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.

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  • Gaius Bolling

    @Alexis I have been wondering why they haven’t paired Scandal and Revenge. Especially when Revenge took a hit in Season 2 and Scandal was on the rise. Now that Revenge is getting critical love again from fans and critics I think ABC should consider a midseason move like that or, if we get a season 4, pairing them then. They seem to match well.

  • gerry

    glad revenge is up and awesome for good wife!!!

  • Cle


    why is that?

  • Ultima

    @Patrick Ausgewhalt
    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.

    Also, the Marcia Wallace tribute episode was scheduled for 7:30pm, not 7:00pm, so the show listing is correct (and they ended up having to swap a newer episode for her Emmy-winning episode due to “technical reasons”).

  • M

    Thank god for Revenge!!!

  • Wright


  • Candy Clouds

    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.

    They’ll probably air a repeat next week while the US gets the new episode.

  • Cle

    Scandal will very well pair with Revenge…

  • Abed

    I must say that Family guy is doing a great job, it’s against football and The walking dead and it still can score a 2.5 like the simpsons do without that competition! Maybe without football and TWD it could rise…

  • Hel-luhr

    Good Wife bouncing back up perhaps due to some extremely positive buzz.

    All those people in the last couple weeks predicting Good Wife gone by May…..I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The Good Wife, although it will always be a bubble show, is CBS’s critical darling. It attracts an array of reputable award-winning guest star talent, and is pretty much the only hope CBS has for any sort of Emmy/Golden Globe. I know it’s a small factor, but critical acclaim is one thing that can help a bubble show eke out a renewal. I think that’s been a factor in Good Wife’s continued renewals on less-than-stellar 18-49 demos. Also, I think it’s an in-house CBS studio show (correct me if I’m wrong), so perhaps the numbers work for them. And it is on a HUGE night for 18-49 viewing but it is holding its own. I wouldn’t be surprised if Mentalist is gone by May but Good Wife is renewed for a sixth (and perhaps final) season.

  • jT

    Go once upon a time!

  • Ultima

    Are they showing the new episode of The Mentalist, that they were supposed to air last night, next week?

    Presumably, they’ll just shift all of the scheduled episodes back a week (bumping the likely repeat on 1 December).

    The previews they showed for next week’s Mentalist episode, after The Mentalist repeat they ran last night after TGW on my local CBS affilate, were for the following episode.

    Last minute episode switches are apparently a lot easier to pull off than last minute promo switches! ;)

  • Scandalicious

    So glad everything is up! Yay ABC! Those are much stronger numbers. I was beginning to loose hope for Revenge but it is starting its comeback. Great for Once Upon a Time! It is catching up with Fox’s animation block – good news! I am also glad for The Good Wife! I will be very interested to see how much 60 minutes falls…

  • a p garcia

    Great episode of Revenge last night. I hope this is a trend and it goes up a few tenths every week.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    @Deo – “Does anyone know wich network is preempted today, due to footbal? (thanks)”
    None. Monday Night Football is on ESPN.

    But doesn’t the ESPN telecast air on local broadcast stations of the competing teams’ cities?

  • Betty

    Yeah!! Love OUAT and Revenge. Come on Hook get us some more viewers…..

  • Kate

    Revenge has narrowed the show’s focus this season and I think it’s likely to stay steady around 1.7 for the rest of the season (give or take a tenth each week) – with a jump at the midseason finale.

    As to why Betrayal isn’t canceled – it was a limited series order to start with. It’s getting switched with Resurrection at the midseason mark. They’ll let the episodes play out but it won’t be renewed from there.

  • Ultima

    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.

    Or, you know, you could just wait a week to watch the episode… :roll:

  • anna g

    I am very glad to see The good wife’s ratings to go up. Who knows, maybe it survives one more season?

  • Alexis

    @Gaius Bolling In addition, since they’re going to have a long midseason hiatus this year instead of endless short breaks (which I think is wise), they would have a lot of time to advertise the move if they did decide to do it.

    This can actually be done even if OUaTiW isn’t cancelled. If Revenge moves to Thursdays, it leaves the post-OUaT slot on Sunday free, and moving OUaTiW there isn’t the worst idea. It can benefit from its “parent” show as a lead-in, and that way ABC can give the show a second chance before deciding whether or not to drop the axe.

    Another option is to return Revenge to its original slot, Wednesday at 10pm, but I don’t know what they would do with Nashville in that case. While it’s not meeting their expectations, I don’t think they’re ready to give up on it just yet.

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