TV Ratings Sunday: 'Revenge' & 'Once Upon a Time' Fall, 'Family Guy' Rises + 'Survivor' Finale Hits Low

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December 16th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.1/11 4.0/11 2.2/6 1.4/4 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.7/11 3.1/10 1.2/4 1.0/3 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 11.00 12.20 9.66 5.72 1.88

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


The start of CBS prime was delayed in several eastern and central time zones due to NFL football overruns. Ratings are tentative and subject to change

 FOX was number one among adults 18-49, but NBC led with total viewers. 

On FOX,  The Simpsons earned a 3.5, up four tenths from last week's 3.1 adults 18-49 rating. Bob’s Burgers scored a 2.4, up three tenths from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Family Guy notched a 3.0, up three tenths from last week's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating . American Dad garnered a 2.4, up three tenths from last week's  2.1 adults 18-49 rating

On NBC  Sunday Night Football, (Bengals-Steelers) earned a preliminary 4.9, down from last week's preliminary 6.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, 60 Minutes earned a 1.7, down three tenths from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.The two hour season finale of Survivor: Blood vs Water earned a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, up a tenth from series' most recent episode last Wednesday, but down from the 3.2 that last year's fall finale earned, and an all time finale low for the series.  Survivor: Blood vs Water reunion special earned a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos garnered a  1.4, down a tenth from last week's 1.5  adults 18-49 rating.  Once Upon a Time earned a 1.9, down two tenths from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating and tying its series low.  Revenge earned a 1.5, down a tenth from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions for both were too optimistic. Betrayal notched a 0.8, up a tenth from last week's  series low 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, December 15, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00PM FOX Football Overrun 6.9 20 21.38
CBS 60 Minutes 1.7 5 10.611
NBC Football Night in America 1.6 5 5.39
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.4 4 6.65
7:30PM FOX The OT 6.5 18 19.50
NBC Football Night in America 2.1 6 6.72
8:00 PM NBC Football Night in America/ Pre-Kick 4.0 11 12.65
FOX The Simpsons 3.5 9 8.38
CBS Survivor: Blood vs. Water (8-10PM) 2.6 6 10.17
ABC Once Upon a Time 1.9 5 6.40
8:30PM NBC Sunday Night Football (8:30-11PM)  4.9  13  14.56
FOX Bob's Burgers 2.4 6 5.53
9:00PM FOX Family Guy 3.0 7 6.27
ABC Revenge 1.5 4 6.10
9:30PM FOX American Dad 2.4 6 4.94
10:00PM CBS Survivor: Blood vs Water Reunion 1.9 5 7.70
ABC Betrayal 0.8 2 3.70

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




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  • Dillan

    The Survivor final was great and deserved higher ratings IMO.

    Poor Revenge.

  • jupiter3765

    bad for once upon a time

  • diana

    i can’t believe that revenge and ouat are down but on the bright side at least revenge is as steady as rock now that its been getting like a 1.5-1.6 for the past few episodes

  • Vasco Silva

    Oh =( OUAT and Revenge

  • Matt

    NOOOOOOOOO Revenge!

  • psychic

    I’ve lost interest in OUAT. It seems other people have as well?

  • Dude from SA

    Family Guy… Brian

  • Nick.

    ABC will need to seriously promote Once and Revenge otherwise ratings will collapse after the long hiatus… Both are locked for syndication though so I can’t see them getting cancelled.

  • Stephan

    These ratings make no sense!

  • danny94

    disappointing for revenge I was hoping for a increase due to hype, but the show is heavily serialized so it is going to be difficult for it to attract new viewers, it was a brilliant episode though best since the season 1 finale.

  • AlanHalliwell

    Wow for family guy
    nice ep

  • diana

    i really did not expect ouat to get a 1.9 because ouat just had one of the best episodes in the series, i guess that now its so hard to please people these days

  • casey

    Horrible numbers for Revenge and not impressed with Survivor

  • Bee

    yeah, it’s over for revenge. as if any more proof was needed, people just don’t seem to care anymore.

    these mid-december ratings have not been great across the board.

  • Ashley

    That cannot be right for OUAT! Based on the online chatter I saw during and after the episode, it was a hit! I thought it was an epic finale; hopefully people will have it on DVR and watch it soon, causing their March 9th premiere to rise a lot.

  • SVU: Hannibal

    channeling my inner @TVMoJo here

    The ancient AFV comes within a tenth of REVENGE, maybe it’s time for Paul Lee to exact some on this show.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Believe me people, I love both OUAT and Revenge but they’re dead.As I said before, ABC will renew for 4th final seasons.They can’t recover much from now.

  • Kissan

    What idiots leave during the last 30 minutes of OUAT and Revenge mid season finales? Both were amazing last night! Both had amazing twists. Sucks though that Revenge is coming back in January for three weeks…against the Golden Globes and the NFC Championship Game…again…for the second time in a row. ABC are you serious!?!?!?!?

  • Jeff (Canada)

    OUAT will rise when it returns in March. Last night was one of the best episodes of the series, if not THE best episode of the series. People will catch up during the hiatus.

    Family Guy’s stunt seems to have worked. Hopefully if it results in Brian being less of a douche it will have all been worth it.

  • OUaTFan

    Nooooo, OUaT. That was one of THE best episodes and no increase :(

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