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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  • Boiler

    With Sunday Night football and the ridiculous CBS over runs I don’t see how anything can be deduced from these ratings. Once football over maybe we will see the real ratings.

  • Mathew

    Bobs burgers wasn’t a repeat

  • TVDude

    FG’s only pulling a 2.0? It’s crazy how this show (and The Simpsons) used to be and seeing them now. The fact the newer shows can’t even match this is sad.

    OUAT will do OK in the long run. I think people are just tired of Neverland.

  • Glue

    Revenge is in a terrible timeslot, no fan excuse bingo, it’s in a horrible timeslot. When does TWD end?

  • Nathan

    The sad thing is some of you Revenge fans were making such a HUGE deal out of Scandal’s 2.8 I’m sorry, but a 1.4 is far far worse.

    So, what is Rob going to say this week?

    I actually wouldn’t be surprised if Revenge adjusted down.

  • diana

    i also think that since revenge is always like a .7 behind ouat it pretty much makes sense why it got that rating. ouat got a 2.1 and revenge held a 1.4 so its pretty decent. i hope that it doesnt adjust though

  • gerry

    oh revenge, you’re so good this season too! i would imagine it does well in playback, its just not the watercooler show it once was. they need to move it for spring if they want to save it and get it an s4 unless they’re just willing to let it tumble there on sunday. :(

    hooray for my good wife!! i would imagine it could take a tumble because of the overrun from football, but if it holds at that 1.63, that is amazing. cbs is so going to renew it, hooray!!

  • Tori

    I think OUAT and Revenge may adjust up, but that’s still not good, especially for Revenge this week, hopefully it will rebound soon. And I can’t imagine OUAT won’t have a lower number next week when Almost Human premieres after it with a NFL lead-in.

    Still surprised ABC is riding out this Betrayal thing during Sweeps, I was sure it would be pulled by now for some specials with at least 1.0+ potential.

  • jupiter3765

    revenge is abcs second lowest rated drama


    With all the focus on ABC’s dismal numbers, it’s interesting to note that FOX only had Family Guy w/ 2.0. Looks like Sunday is becoming another Tues.

  • Ann

    Hasn’t Once been getting pretty decent sized boosts from the DVR ratings? Hopefully this will happen with this. I saw that ABC had the entire show spoiled on their website, giving a detailed account of the episode way before the episode aired. That was pretty stupid.

    We’ll have to see how it does with adjustments. All the dramas seemed to have a bad night.

  • John A

    Really hope TGW dont adjust down.

  • Matt M.

    Wow at ABC. Very low in viewers. Hopefully both can bounce back in coming weeks.

  • ludotv

    The Mentalist was a repeat but not sure that matters much since CBS seems to be pretty casual about their Sunday evening scheduling… I wonder if it means they do not care about TGW / Mentalist ratings (ie they will renew them regardless) or that they have given up and the present season will be their final one…

  • diana

    i’m shocked that once upon a time fell under 7 million

  • hitomi04

    Good for OUAT the ep was mostly filler, for those asking the neverland arc will end in two episodes. (thank god)

  • David

    Revenge will adjust up

  • josh

    once upon a time was freakin awesome

  • tv fan 1986

    Okay, ABC seriously needs to put Revenge back on Wednesdays immediately! Putting it on Sundays was one of the most stupidest ideas ABC has done. Shame on you ABC for doing that!

  • HB

    WTH happened to ABC last night?

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