Sunday TV Ratings: Grammy Awards Down from Last Year’s Record; ONCE UPON A TIME and REVENGE Hit Series Lows

     February 11, 2013


Sunday’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • Though last night’s broadcast of The 2013 Grammy Awards marked the return of one Justin Timberlake to the stage, the show failed to match last year’s record ratings which came on the heels of the sudden death of Whitney Houston.  The ceremony notched a 10.1 rating and 28.37 million viewers—no small feat—but was down from the monster 14.1 rating from last year’s broadcast.
  • ABC’s Once Upon a Time returned to the airwaves to a series-low 2.2 rating and 7.02 million viewers.  The show’s last original episode marked a season low rating of 2.4.
  • Also down was Revenge, which notched a 1.4 rating and 5.07 million viewers for a series low performance.  That’s down three tenths from its last original’s 1.7 rating

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Sunday, February 10th, including Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, and more.  Click here for the ratings for the midseason premiere of The Walking Dead.


  • once-upon-a-time-tinyThe fantasy series Once Upon a Time returned from hiatus to a 2.2 rating and 7.02 million viewers, marking a series low performance that was down two tenths from its last new episode’s 2.4 rating.
  • ABC’s other scripted program of the night also suffered from airing opposite the Grammys, as Revenge garnered a 1.4 rating and 5.07 million viewers.  That’s a drop of three tenths from its last new episode’s 1.7 rating.


  • The broadcast of the Grammys notched a 10.1 rating and 28.37 million viewers which, while impressive, failed to come close to last year’s 14.1 rating that was a featured a spontaneous Whitney Houston tribute.


  • Fox’s animation block kicked off with The Cleveland Show which scored a 1.3 rating and 2.75 million viewers, up a tenth from its last original’s 1.2 rating.
  • The Simpsons hit a 2.1 rating and 4.31 million viewers, down two tenths from its last new episode’s 2.3 rating.
  • A love-centered episode of Bob’s Burgers scored a 1.8 rating and 3.43 million viewers for a drop of two tenths from its last original’s 2.0 rating.
  • Family Guy was also down, earning a 2.4 rating and 4.57 million viewers for a drop of half a ratings point from its last new episode’s 2.9 rating.
  • Finally, American Dad hit a 2.0 rating and 3.8 million viewers.  That’s a drop of two tenths from its last new episode’s 2.2 rating.


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