TV Ratings Sunday: 'Once Upon a Time' Stays at Low + 'Bob's Burgers' & 'American Dad' Fall

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December 2nd, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.4/11 3.7/9 1.5/4 1.3/3 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.7/11 2.8/8 1.5/4 0.9/3 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 12.62 15.97 3.35 6.56 2.37

NOTE: Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for NBC & CBS (NFL Football & Overrun)  are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers.  

CBS prime was delayed by 51 minutes in the Eastern and Central time zones due to NFL overrun (Denver vs. KC).  CBS ratings are tentative and subject to change.

NBC was number one among adults 18-49, but CBS won with with total viewers. 

On NBC  Sunday Night Football,  (Giants-Redskins) earned a preliminary 5.4, down from last week's 8.8  adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos garnered a 1.2, down two tenths from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.  Once Upon a Time matched its last original's series low 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Christmas in Conway earned a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating

On FOX,  Bob’s Burgers scored a 1.6, down three tenths from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.   American Dad garnered a 1.7, down two tenths from last week's 1.9  adults 18-49 rating

On CBS, 60 Minutes earned a huge Football-inflated 3.4 adults 18-49 rating way up from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. The Amazing Race notched  a 1.9, up  from last week's 1.6  adults 18-49 rating. The Good Wife scored a 1.6, up three tenths from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.  The Mentalist garnered a 1.5 at 11PM, down a tenth from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. 

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, December 1, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00PM CBS Football Overrun (7-8PM) 7.8 21 27.23
NBC Football Night in America 1.5 4 5.28
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.2 3 6.70
FOX Bob's Burgers -R 1.1 3 3.54
7:30PM NBC Football Night in America 2.3 6 6.66
FOX American Dad -R 1.1 3 2.73
8:00 PM NBC Football Night in America/ Pre-Kick 4.0 10 11.51
CBS 60 Minutes 3.4 8 16.14
ABC Once Upon a Time 1.9 5 6.60
FOX The Simpsons -R 1.5 4 3.54
8:30PM NBC Sunday Night Football (8:30-11PM) 5.4  13  15.51
FOX Bob's Burgers 1.6 4 3.38
9:00PM CBS The Amazing Race 1.9 4 10.40
FOX Family Guy -R 1.6 4 3.46
ABC Christmas in Conway (9-11PM) 1.1 3 6.45
9:30PM FOX American Dad 1.7 4 3.45
10:00PM CBS The Good Wife 1.6 4 10.11
11:00PM CBS The Mentalist 1.5 4 8.58

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




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  • Katie

    People are SICK of Peter Pan and now he’s coming to Storybrooke UGH the episode itself was good probably the best of the season imo but then again I am a Regina fan.

  • faby

    ouat was really good yesterday i hope next sunday will up


    I think to see the mentalist on Monday nights at 10pm. I really think the ratings would increase.

  • diana

    Never thought to see ouat under a 2.0 hopefully it will rebound back to the 2.1 to 2.3 category

  • pol

    GO TGW! Here comes season 6!

  • jupiter3765

    i mean seriously

  • fringegot5seasons

    Gotta say, I’m not on board with the Mentalist’s new clothes yet. I need more time to say. This entire season has been meh.

    OUAT just looks sad now. Especially with OUATiW tanking.

  • Nathan

    I did not know people watched 60 Minutes


    pol a 1.6 vwait til finals football inflated it could go to a 1.3

  • HalCapone

    No Revenge competition and a bigger than normal football overrun benefited The Good Wife (a high cheese Hallmark movie as competition certainly helped, too). These 100% or so ratings swings for 60 Minutes due to football must be viewed in context: football is more important than life itself.

  • Clarke

    Sad to see OUAT this low. I am shocked more people didn’t tune in after last week’s exciting episode. This whole neverland arc clearly never resonated with viewers..

    HHOF Movie did okay. Revenge/Betrayal wouldn’t have done much better anyway. It is nice to see original TV movies still airing on network television. Wouldn’t it be cool if ABC or NBC revived the old Sunday Night Mystery Movie format…

  • Hel-luhr

    60 Minutes rises by like 100% again and the rest of CBS’s lineup is eked up 0.2 or so by football. I’m fine with it as long as it means Good Wife stays on my television! Last night’s ep was fantastic.

  • jupiter3765

    i mean the reason for this all happening is probally because of the peter pan story line

  • psychic

    I have to say, the beginning of this episode of TM was boring (Patrick Jane walking around, playing with children, trying on clothes, drinking beverages and other various quaint things), but it all came together at the end. I think it could even be called the best episode of the season (but that’s not saying a lot really, since this season has been horrible). It shows that the show doesn’t need Red John to have its old spunk back.

  • Dan S

    It would be easy to blame the 1.9 for OUAT as being right after Thanksgiving. Unfortunately it’s been declining in quality & it’s low numbers reflect that. I never knew Peter Pan was an obnoxious sneering little brat.

  • faby



    hel-luhr goodwife and mentalist get in the 1.2 1.3 range without football. mentalist 1.6 last week I believe was because of the end of the series red john arc. they both are done at the end of the season

  • CBSviewer

    The Mentalist did well considering it started at 10:50 here and had a new beginning.

  • LOST

    OUAT is gonna be above 2.0 easily. If not with the mid-season finale, than with the spring premiere.

  • LOST

    get above*

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