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

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    So OUAT, Revenge & Betrayal all tied series lows. PATHETIC, no matter how you spin it.

  • diana

    every year revenge always has like a few filler episodes in the season and it always gets its lowest ratings in its filler episodes and last night was basically filler because it centered around nolan and his revenge

  • Markitos

    Go TGW! I love so much this show. I also hope it lasts.

  • diana

    last week all shows were up and now this week all abc shows tied their series lows

  • Bee

    WOW. network TV is dying. so hard.

    2.1 and 1.4? no reason for that. i wouldn’t be surprised if revenge adjusted down too. both had good episodes the week prior. it’s just quite simple: people don’t care about the shows anymore. so they fluctuate around the same low area.

    and to think that revenge has a THREE WEEK break coming up because ABC is airing a damn HALLMARK MOVIE the week after the AMAs. ridiculous. get ready for more lows ABC.

  • Hannah

    Revenge is getting better why the rating is so low :(((( i hop Revenge will adjust up

  • John A

    Has Revenge adjusted up once this season? Its adjusted down almost every week except last week.

  • Anthony

    Were there ever any Sunday show that had higher viewers than Football?

    Yes, in fact Desperate Housewives a couple years ago always use to beat Football, NBC had to worry about ABC’s Sunday line-up. Now ABC has to worry about NBC’s Football…


    @ Raul


  • Snow

    Go Revenge! The show is still great, You still have chance so Go Go Revenge!!!!!!!!

  • tv_viewer

    When ABC makes decisions about season 4 of Revenge (I think ABC may make it a 10 pm show next season), they evaluate based on season 3, not season 2.
    Revenge’s ratings ranged from 2.5 to 2.8 from week #2 to week #7 of the 2012-2013 television season. It was a solid show in the fall of its second season.

    From week #2 to week #7 of the 2013-2014 television season, Revenge’s ratings varied from 1.4 to 1.9 (assuming that the final ratings of last night’s episode is 1.4). The American public has already passed judgement on Revenge. Revenge should be a 10 pm show next season.

  • Kingstar

    At least Once upon a time is still the number 1 drama among adults 18-49. It may not be doing as well as it used to, but it’s doing better than those other dramas. Knock on wood.

  • L

    Revenge is so good though! Ugh why did Season 2 have to ruin it ratings wise.

  • HalCapone

    I suspect some big adjustments might be coming tomorrow in the finals so everyone unbunch those panties and re-cork the champagne. Who knows how Sundays two soaps, The Good Wife and Revenge will look after adjustments, not even competing in the same hour? Will backstabbing lawyers sleeping around beat backstabbing wealthy socialites sleeping around? Stay tuned.

  • dean

    Revenge will survive :))

  • BD

    Once’s episode last night was one of the best of the season. They are finally finishing up in Neverland and it should prove to be a very good ending. I don’t think we are done in neverland but the focus just won’t be there. So much more this show can do and I am hoping the 2nd half of this season will get there. The 2nd half of last season was great and for all the negative comments this season has gotten so far, I still think it has been a decent season.

    When Football gets 18.1M viewers, how can any show compete? Especially on a night like last night where it was a shootout and 2 of the more popular teams. Once only falling to a 2.1 isn’t bad at all. Most people probably DVRd it.

  • Cerebro

    Technically, the CBS delay was only 17 minutes, not 47. “60 Minutes” was scheduled to start at 7:30 EST. Regardless, the “pre-scheduled” delay still didn’t help matters.

  • sam

    Go Revenge!!

  • Jennifer

    Why are people always going on and on about the Good Wife? I tried watching the start of season one and it’s standard brainless CBS procedural garbage. Does it get better? And how long do you have to suffer until it gets good?

  • diana

    just checked and the second half hour of revenge was a 1.2 not a 1.1

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