ABC's 'Once Upon a Time' is Sunday's Number 1 Broadcast Scripted Series in Adults 18-49

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November 11th, 2013


via press note:

America’s Funniest Home Videos (7-8pm – 7.0 million and 1.3/4 in AD18-49): In the 7 o’clock hour, America’s Funniest Home Videos increased its overall audience for the 4th week in a row, delivering a season high with the show’s most-watched telecast in 9 months – since 2/10/13. 


Once Upon a Time (8-9pm – 6.6 million and 2.1/5 in AD18-49):  At 8pm, ABC’s Once Upon a Time built on its Adult 18-49 lead-in by 62% to finish as Sunday’s #1 scripted broadcast series, outdelivering both of CBS’ NFL overrun-boosted dramas (The Good Wife/The Mentalist) and each of Fox’s first-run animated comedies on the night.


  • Douglas from Brazil

    ABC PR should help people with depression,they really know how to make bad things looking good!

  • HeadlessHorseman

    If you aren’t mentioned in an ABC press release, then you know your ratings are bad. I’m looking at you Revenge and Betrayal.

  • Chris_SAdvisor

    If we could only harness all the energy that goes into spinning, we could cut CO2 emission in half.

    “outdelivering both of CBS’ NFL overrun-boosted dramas”

    I wonder how they are going to defend it when they use time slot overrunning to inflate ratings? Stone, meet glass house.

  • Hi

    ABC must to affirm it self saying that an 8pm show was better than a 9pm/10pm. Where is Revenge (vs Good Wife) and Betrayal (vs Mentalist)? Oh, right, they’re down at the bottom :)

  • Christina

    In 1999, NBC cancelled the much-beloved soap opera “Another World”. (And in the soap community, people are still pissed about it.) NBC’s ratings then started a monumental slide that is only just now starting to turn around. More recently, ABC cancelled TWO beloved soap operas (AMC and OLTL), and now they’re looking up from the bottom of the heap. Interesting coincidence.

  • Lisa

    @Christina, your post is comedy gold! In particular, I’m dying of laughter at the delightfully crazy thought of twenty-four years of ratings woes at NBC supposedly being the direct result of the cancellation of a single show with poor numbers. :D

  • Lisa

    Sorry, I meant fourteen years, not twenty-four, in my above post. Please attribute the error to me laughing too hard to do proper math. ;)

  • Kingstar

    I don’t know how a show with lower overall veiwers still has a higher score than the shows with higher overall viewers, but if it earns Once Upon a Time a fourth season I like it.

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