TV Ratings Sunday: 'Once Upon a Time' & 'Revenge' Hit Lows, 'The Simpsons' & 'Family Guy' Down as Football Scrambles CBS

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November 11th, 2013

Revenge Resurgence

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 5.7/15 3.0/8 1.6/4 1.4/4 1.0/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 5.0/15 2.2/6 1.8/5 0.9/3 0.8/2
Total Viewers (million) 15.797 13.136 3.586 5.589 3.041

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.

Note: CBS's primetime ine-up began at 7:47PM in most Eastern markets due to football overruns..


NBC was number one among adults 18-49, and with total viewers. 

On NBC  Sunday Night Football,  (Cowboys/Saints) earned a preliminary 7.0 up 23 percent  from last week's preliminary 5.7  adults 18-49 rating from 8:30-11PM.

CBS’s line-up slid back 47 minutes due to football so the ratings are hopelessly scrambled. Check back tomorrow for accurate, final numbers.

On FOX, The Simpsons notched a  1.9 adults 18-49 rating, down 21 percent from last week’s  2.4. Bob's Burgers earned a 1.5 down 17 percent from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Family Guy scored a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating down 20 percent rom last week’s 2.5. American Dad earned a 1.6 down 16 percent from last week’s 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos garnered a 1.3 down 7 percent from last week's season high 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.  Once Upon A Time scored a tied its season low with a 2.1 down 9 percent from last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too optimistic. Revenge tied its series low with a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating down 18 percent from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.  Betrayal matched its series low with a 0.8 down 20 percent from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, November 10, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 CBS NFL Football - Live 6.6/19 21.95
NBC Football Night in American Part 1-Live 2.0/6 5.88
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.3/4 6.97
FOX Bob's Burgers - R 1.3/4 3.66
7:30 CBS Football/60 Minutes 4.8/13 18.01
NBC Football Night in America Part 2 - Live 3.2/9 9.42
FOX American Dad - R 1.1/3 2.69
8:00 NBC Football Night in America Part 3 - Live 5.2/13 14.60
CBS 60 Minutes 3.3/8 15.14
ABC Once Upon A Time 2.1/5 6.63
FOX  The Simpsons 1.9/5 4.27
8:30 NBC Sunday Night Football:  (Cowboys/Saints) -Live (8:30-11PM) 7.0/17 19.30
CBS 60 Minutes/ The Amazing Race 2.5/6 11.89
FOX Bob's Burgers 1.5/4 3.22
9:00 CBS The Amazing Race 2.0/5 9.04
FOX Family Guy 2.0/5 4.16
ABC Revenge 1.4/3 5.50
9:30 CBS The Amazing Race/The Good Wife 1.8/4 9.62
FOX American Dad 1.6/4 3.52
10:00 CBS The Good Wife 1.6/4 10.18
ABC Betrayal 0.8/2 3.25
10:30 CBS The Good Wife/ The Mentalist 1.5/4 9.26

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




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  • chicco

    ABC officially killed OUAT & Revenge
    But anyway
    1. OUAT will never be the same after they broke the spell in season 1 finale and starting focusing more on Henry + Ema

    2. Revenge season 2 was a disaster the killed itself , season 3 is actually good but they need a really really really strong episode (Like Sandal last year episode 8&9) and ABC should promote the hell out of it to bring old fans or else the show is done

  • iSayso

    Really, really disappointed by OUaT. Thought it would be much lower.

  • diana

    i agree revenge needs a huge and i mean really huge game changer episode of revenge and plus a lot of hype surrounding it in order to bring in old fans. they need an episode where emily attempts suicide or gets arrested

  • Tommy M.

    “ABC officially killed OUAT & Revenge”

    This statement is ridiculous on so many different levels.
    1) Why would a network intentionally do something to harm their own ratings given that ad revenue is their bread and butter.
    2) ABC produces both shows, they have a huge incentive to keep both shows alive because shows don’t start making any money until they get into syndication.
    3) {and the most obvious reason} If ABC wanted to kill these shows they would have simply canceled them.

  • Mary

    Revenge was a good show now is so boring boring,it went down hill.i don’t even watch anymore,the British Guy is a bored acting like janes bond,the relationship of Emily and jack was very nice ,now is like everybody sleeps with anybody no values no romance no mystery .Victoria the best character is weak now ,the storyline of her son and her relationship with him too fast no storyline,sucks

  • iSayso

    Wait . . . what? I had no idea Cher was back with the bagel boy.

  • milo


    The difference between the two shows is TGW already has enough episodes for syndication.

    Revenge isn’t getting great ratings but it’s on the third season and if they produce a fourth it gives them enough episodes for syndication. Virtually all shows that make it three full seasons get renewed for a fourth to make it to 88 or so episodes.

    I don’t get the comments directed at Rob, his post wasn’t spinning anything…maybe people just looking for an excuse to bicker after previous threads?

  • GuyAwks

    ABC need to get Revenge out of that death slot pronto. They are such complete idiots and are sabotaging what is probably their best written drama because they don’t have the balls to move Scandal or Greys. Seriously, Revenge was on fire last night! Put it back on Wednesdays already, clearly TGW and TWD are breaking your base!

  • Refrain

    @ABC need to get Revenge out of that death slot pronto

    Death slot? :S

  • renny

    The goodwife is kicking arse… loving it… may get a 6th season hopefully.

  • Rob R

    Who would have thought we would see TGW pass up Revenge in the 18-49 demo? It has always beaten TGW handily in total viewers. The Good Wife has so much positive buzz right now.

  • Brian

    LMAO @Revenge ! Cancel it now!

  • Miles R.

    The Good Wife was fantastic last night as usual. Hoping the ratings hold or adjust up! This season is truly amazing.

  • Michael

    I knew Betryal was bad…but now it’s pulling down Revenge’s Numbers. ABC better figure out a way to fix this soon :(

  • Mark

    Revenge has been great so far this season–much better than Good Wife—–and I have watched both!

  • Anthony

    Does this mean Revenge will be cancelled by 2014-15 season? I hope not, it’s one of my favorite shows :(

  • pmr

    I think Sunday is an impossible situation for just about any show. With The Walking Dead, Football and Specials like the Ocscars/Tonys/Grammy’s and preemptions I just don’t know what could succeed on this night. Not too mention immense competition from HBO and Showtime as well. There are WAY too many good things to watch on one night and so many other nights are so medicore that there is not one thing worth watching or dvr’ing. Seriously Revenge/Good Wife/Football/Walking Dead and the Premium Channels too all at the same time??? Revenge and Good Wife deserve better time slots. 2 excellent shows

  • Starlight

    *shrug* OUAT shouldn’t have had made Mulan a lez. End of story.

  • Unfortunately

    My husband and I watch Walking Dead on Sundays so I watch Revenge on Mondays after work usually via Hulu. I wish those scores showed on this site also. :(

  • It’s Me

    If those football games weren’t playing on Sundays, Revenge wouldn’t be doing so bad. Plus, if ABC were to advertise Revenge more like they did for the season premiere, that would most likely help the ratings. (Especially if they were to air the promo atleast a few times during Scandal) The plot for Revenge is still there, as far as quality goes. Although, it wouldn’t hurt to hurry up with Emily and Daniel’s wedding, Emily’s revenge, and Emily & Jack together again. I would atleast like to see a fourth season to close the show, but really, ratings probably dropped too because Emily’s revenge is taking so long. Maybe she can get her revenge with Victoria and Conrad, and then move her focus to someone else who played a major role in her father’s death. HINT, HINT ABC!!!!!

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