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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  • Kerith

    OUAT was having one of their strongest episodes (anything that gives Lana Parilla or Robert Carlyle the most screen time is usually their best episodes I noticed), and went and did something hilariously stupid at the end. End the damn Pan storyline it’s ridiculous. Never be away from Storybrooke this long again, they’ve seen what happens when they do.

  • jupiter3765

    the hallmark movie was a pretty good movie

  • HalCapone

    What was Once Upon A Time’s rating for Thanksgiving weekend last year? Football rules all the time, especially over the long Thanksgiving weekend.

  • Scandalicious

    So sad for OUAT. I hope it can adjust up. Fingers crossed for TGW only going down a tenth. It seems unlikely, but hopefully it can stay above last weeks low!


    halcapone only if the game is good last night was a 5.4 and about 16 mil way down from last 2 weeks

  • Adien

    The Good Wife was awesome last night, only my second episode this season and loved it!!

    Can’t say the same for the Mentalist! Was very curious as to how they will “fast forward” 2 years…have to say i expected more!!!

  • Percysowner

    ABC already killed the show last season.

    The writing hurt OUAT last year. The writers hit the issue a lot of shows have, not having a good follow up to season one, which wrapped up the curse part of the story. Scheduling this season in two parts that run (pretty much) every week without breaks is a good idea.

    I liked the Neverland story. I’m ready to move on, but I enjoyed the “chapter” of this story.

  • Hambone

    Considering the Mentalist didn’t even start until just about 11 on the east coast, 1.5 isn’t too bad. I predicted far worse.

    I wonder if the re-tooling they have done with the concept and the cast also makes the show cheaper to produce? For starters, 2 new cast members to replace 2 long time cast members..

    Could WB ever make the show cheap enough to produce to put it onto CW? Probably moot since the show’s demo is no where near what the CW seems to have for their target demo.

  • Networkman

    Both Bob’s Burger and American Dad! did well considering they were surrounded by repeats and had to face male skewing football and the finale of The Walking Dead. I like that each built on its lead in. FOX really should move both of these shows to Friday night. If they were able to garner 1.2-1.5 that would still be better than what Raising Hope is doing.

    Last Night’s episode of Once Upon a Time was great. Lana as the evil Queen was excellent and deserves more recognition for her role. It is ashamed that viewers haven’t return to see the conclusion of this Peter Pan Arc.

    No surprise that the 100th episode of The Good Wife garnered better numbers at 10pm.

  • ron

    @Marty because you have been so adamant about the cancellation of the Good Wife I will be right here when it is renewed for another season and I will remind you of your failure to understand the popularity of this tremendous show. Your refusal to see the light will bring about your much deserved criticism, as once again you are too stubborn to admit you are wrong.

  • Bradley

    I enjoy the tug-o-war between The Mentalist and The Good Wife.

  • Hambone

    Agree with Kerith – OUAT was away from Storybrooke far too long, Fake jungles as a set only work for so long…
    And now they have gone and extended the Pan storyline to boot. Quite disappointing.

  • Matt

    Giants/Washington did horrible. Bad snf matchup

  • jacquincloset


    Made for TV movies kept ABC alive in the 60s & 70s…. The Tuesday & Wednesday night movies. Pulled in big stars of that time…. Connie Stevens as Marilyn Monroe…. Elizabeth taylor and Richard Burton….

    It would be cool if there were well made for TV movies and variety shows instead the reality competitions, that are the closest thing to a variety type show.

    Also, at 68 I watch more of the 18-49 age group shows, and On-Demand many shows I can’t watch live. IMHO, the TV ratings system is outdated, lost pasts its prime with the multitude of options available.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Dan S – “It would be easy to blame the 1.9 for OUAT as being right after Thanksgiving.”

    Not that easy, considering it also got a 1.9 on November 17.

  • Matt

    Christmas in Conway? Flop

  • Ann

    I’m sorry about OUAT’s ratings. I know with DVRs it will adjust up but it’s not that “must see tv” that it used to be for some viewers. Glad the NVL stuff as far as them being there is over.

    I personally wasn’t crazy about last night’s episode. I think Lana Parilla is a good actress but I find her character incredibly unlikeable. She’s a mass murderer, lol, who has no remorse for all the murders she’s committed. They need to stop trying to make people feel sorry for her. JMO.

  • Bradley


    Revenge would have pulled a 1.4 and Betrayal would have pulled a .8 meaning an average of 1.1 for the two hour block. The movie was on level with other options. I don’t consider that a flop, just not a huge success.

  • Hel-luhr


    And the week before Good Wife was 1.4 without football. It hits 1.3-1.4 without football.

  • Bradley

    The Good Wife will get a final season next year. The Mentalist is done. The Good Wife is owned by CBS so it will make more money off the extra syndicated episodes.

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