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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  • jupiter3765

    but hey good for once and revenge and the whole entrie abc line up though

  • Sammi

    Yay for Revenge!! I’m so happy to see those ratings. That’s a pretty big bump from last week in total viewers and the demo! I hope it rises a little when the final numbers come out, that would be awesome!


    This week’s EW proclaims THE GOOD WIFE Is the Best Show on TV…Again & The Bullseye has Alicia in the center with the caption “It’s time for THE GOOD WIFE to change its title to The Awesome, Better Than Ever Wife.”

    @ Hel-luhr

    THE GOOD WIFE is an in-house production

  • Ultima

    Does anyone know wich network is preempted today, due to footbal?

    WBAY – ABC, Green Bay
    WISN – ABC, Milwuakee
    WCIU – idp., Chicago

  • Kissan

    Good job for OUAT and Revenge rising. I’ve been watching both of these shows since the very beginning and I love them. I thought OUAT would rise at least two tenths for the Ariel episode, but hey going up is better than being steady. Good job for Revenge rising THREE tenths considering it was up against Walking Dead, Kardashians, Homeland, Boardwalk Empire, DDD finale, football, TAR and FOX comedies. I only watched Revenge until 9:30 yesterday but I heard there was a big cliffhanger. Betrayal doing okay as well. I think if Betrayal can go up to 1.5 and stay there, which is unlikely, but it can try since ABC is gonna let this show air all its episodes.

  • alwayshappy

    Further proof that TGW should be on at 10 every sunday instead of 9.

  • psychic

    I’m in Canada so I wasn’t aware that Americans weren’t able to watch The Mentalist until today. CBS really wants to screw this show over, don’t they?

  • jr22

    Great for ONCE and REVENGE!!!!! Especially considering last night was the first Sunday of November sweeps. Hopefully next week, ONCE will tick up again, considering we’ll be seeing Storybrooke again. Hope both shows adjust up in finals!

  • Hel-luhr


    I agree. I think if CBS wanted to improve things on the 18-49 front, it should drop Mentalist and put something in between 9-10PM that would perhaps be a bit more compatible with Amazing Race, yet still serve as a good lead-in for Good Wife.

  • Ultima

    CBS really wants to screw this show over, don’t they?

    Just so that we’re clear, CBS deciding not to air an original episode from 10:59-11:59pm is now screwing the show over?


  • gerry

    @ psychic- i don’t think they’re intentionally screwing it over as much as they just know it will be the last season.

    @ old man – i saw that ew and of course i agree! LONG LIVE THE GOOD WIFE!

  • r0ckmypants

    @AllOfHerTw!st – “But doesn’t the ESPN telecast air on local broadcast stations of the competing teams’ cities?”

    Yes, there will likely be local preemptions in Chicago and Green Bay.

  • Miley

    Yeah REVENGE yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • harry

    The last 2 episodes of the good wife is the best thing in the show on all those seasons. i watched them again and again , excellent Juliana acting , probably won her the emmy.

    Once upon a time , prince charming is terrible actor and drags down with him snowhite . regina and emma needs more screentime and also get rid of henrys father , terrible actor as well.

    Revenge this season got to season 1 standards again and people will eventually notice it . the show needs its original timeslot at wednesdays 10 pm or tuesdays 10pm .competition at sundays is too big , 6.0 footbal , 7.0 walking dead , plus normal competition from other networks…

  • psychic

    “Just so that we’re clear, CBS deciding not to air an original episode from 10:59-11:59pm is now screwing the show over?”
    No, CBS moving a show with a big fan following and the potential to be the next CSI to Sundays, where it airs late most of the time, is screwing it over, which they are continuing to do to this day.
    I’ve been over at the IMDB boards and most of the American fans are really pissed off about the move and sending nasty letters to CBS’s Facebook page, so I guess CBS are screwing themselves over by now. The Mentalist is done.
    I guess I can’t completely blame CBS for the show’s end considering how many fans have fallen away, disillusioned by the continuation of the Red John storyline.

  • r0ckmypants

    “WBAY – ABC, Green Bay
    WISN – ABC, Milwuakee
    WCIU – idp., Chicago”

    Ultima beat me to it. Thanks for looking into that!

    For reference, Milwaukee is the 35th largest market and Green Bay is the 70th.

  • Nerdbot

    Yay Revenge! Even if it gets adjusted down, it’ll still be up vs. last week numbers.

  • Nasir

    OUAT was good last night. I like how they incorporated Ariel with the plot because I thought it would be a stand alone episode…. Hopefully it rises with Storybrooke returning. #BelleisBack ;)

    They need to get rid of Neal though. He is very boring and pointless.

  • johnhelvete

    CBS should consider renewing TGW for 15 episodes next season and wait until the end of January to air the show. Why not try 60 Minutes/Amazing Race/Comedy Repeat/10pm drama show in the fall, and in the case of an extreme overrun like last night, ditch the comedy repeat.

  • r0ckmypants

    @psychic – “No, CBS moving a show with a big fan following and the potential to be the next CSI to Sundays, where it airs late most of the time, is screwing it over, which they are continuing to do to this day.”

    CBS didn’t move the show to Sundays to try to kill it. They moved it to Sundays because 1) it wasn’t doing well enough to warrant staying in its former timeslot, and 2) they wanted to debut a new series in a timeslot that wouldn’t be regularly preempted/delayed.

    The other option was to cancel The Mentalist. Which do you prefer?

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