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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  • Sleepy

    I’m surprised how volatile the abc line up is. It’s one thing to have high or low ratings but another to swing up and down by over 10% week to week. Not sure what to make of it. I can say as a person in their 20s that a lot of young people watch the show live. Too bad the ratings don’t reflect that

  • Theisssuesarenow

    The mentalist was not a repeat they actually aired the episode they were supposed to air last week but the morons last week actually never changed the promo so you saw previews for next weeks new episode last week! That is dumb!

  • al

    revenge will go up next week last night was a filler. it most likely will be tgw in finals

  • James

    Revenge lesson – show-runners need to listen to their audience. People were really upset with the storyline last year and they didn’t make changes fast enough. Once viewers leave a show, its almost impossible to get them to come back.

  • hitomi04

    revenge half hours are awful :(
    5.82 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5
    5.18 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1

  • David

    TGW has football lead in, not good at all :)) Revenge will rebound


    Such a good episode of THE GOOD WIFE last night

  • romo

    How come sunday final #s dont come out at night like most others ?

  • MVProductions44

    The Simpsons are really struggling this year; Family Guy was the only show to crack a 2.0 for FOX and yet everyone is dogging ABC numbers…! Hopefully both networks can see an adjustment up for a couple of the shows on their Sunday line-ups; especially Revenge!

  • Raul

    Ouch at ABC! I was hoping Once Upon A Time wouldn’t go under 6 million :(. Revenge and Betrayal need to go, its ruining there Sunday line-up, Devious Maids would of probably dominated in the Sunday 9l8c slot as its already Lifetimes #1 program, but it is ABC were talking about…
    PS: Were there ever any Sunday show that had higher viewers than Football?

  • Britney

    Revenge will adjust up, i guess, hope Revenge will be renewed

  • JaneDoe24

    Surprised. I’m catching up on Revenge now and it’s really getting good.

  • Nathan

    “wonder what rob will say”

    Hopefully nothing.

    I could almost FEEL his pain. :D

  • Linda E.

    The Good Wife was amazing last night. It is so far above anything else on
    network television. I hope it lasts.

  • no Name

    Revenge will rise next week i hope

  • Sleepy

    also, for all the talk of the mentalist being dead, those aren’t horrible ratings for a show that basically airs the majority of its episode outside of primetime. Watching live at 11 isn’t reality for a lot of people who have to wake up for work on Monday morning

  • Seth

    Outstanding for Once Upon a Time.

  • zerg

    2.1 for OUAT did decent considering the competion, only 0.2 down and tie its series low.

  • Bradley

    ABC used to be really good at Sunday night programming. I don’t understand what happened. They need to re-evaluate and move Once upon a time next year. Revenge may have to live out its 4th and final season on Friday nights if it doesn’t get any better.

  • Miley

    Ohh! I’m falling in love with Revenge, season 4 for Revenge plz!!

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