Once Upon a Time: Season Three Ratings

Once Upon a Time ratingsIn season two, the ratings for Once Upon a Time dropped quite a bit but the TV show remained one of ABC‘s top shows. Will they fall further in season three, stay the same, or go up? Cancelled or essentially guaranteed a fourth season? Stay tuned to find out how this story ends.

Once Upon a Time follows the adventures of classic fairytale characters who’ve been cursed by the evil queen and end up living in Storybrooke, a small town in Maine. The ensemble cast includes Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas, Lana Parrilla, Jared S. Gilmore, Robert Carlyle, Emile de Ravin, Colin O’Donoghue, and Michael Raymond-James.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.

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5/8 update: ABC has renewed Once Upon a Time for a fourth season.

Final season averages: 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.08 million total viewers.

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Last year comparison: The second season of Once Upon a Time averaged a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.46 million total viewers.

Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you still like the Once Upon a Time TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?

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  1. Bernadette says

    I LOVE Once Upon a Time…. I hope it NEVER gets dropped. I have watch all 3 seasons over and over again on Netflixs…I can’t wait for it to come be on in March.

  2. Andrea says

    Don’t cancel the show my hole family see this were so hook on it we need to see what happening on the next season.

  3. Lopez says

    The BEST TV SERIES EVER!!!!!!! My whole family can watch this and we all enjoy it so much!!! I can not get enough of this show… i’m crossing my fingers for many many many many more seasons to come!!!!!!!!!

  4. Tipp says

    Please don’t cancel this show, it is one of the best on television. I live in the UK and it is absolutely amazing. Your actresses and actors work beautifully together and the story line never, ever gets boring. Please, for once in a long time, listen to your 6+ million dedicated viewers. That is more than most shows get in their opening season!

  5. says

    TV shows have gone to the…well the same place a lot of kids manners, moral judgement and imaginations have gone. All they have on TV these days are shows with kids that speak to there parents rudely and sarcastically (which parents seem indifferent and/or just allow their children to watch), reality shows that show so many drunk ridiculous women swearing and fighting constantly or young people hooking up on national TV making their parents so proud…I could go on and on and don’t even get me started on the inappropriate commercials for erectile dysfunction and trojans that pop on throughout the day and night!

    This show is one show that our ENTIRE FAMILY can sit down and watch together and no one is unhappy about it or has a single complaint, no even the teenager. We as parents don’t have to worry if someone is going to swear or same something completely inappropriate in the next scene and neither of us has to watch it the night before to preview if it is appropriate in the first place and then sit through it a second time and pretend to be surprised at all that happens. We love that their is something on TV that our family can enjoy together on Sunday night, we actually on Monday night right after dinner and before they all go to bed. It is a night where everyone looks forward to TV and there is no argument about what we are going to watch and if it is appropriate for everyone to see or if everyone will enjoy it! Thanks for 3 wonderful seasons, please let us look forward to many many more!!!! Love one very happy fairy tale ending family in California

  6. Tommy Aar says

    I loved u from the start and i Still do! Don’t put
    An ending to this show! This is my life!!

  7. says

    I live in México City and we love the show. We are teally Great fans. The show make us imagine a different side of the fairy tale stories we love as kids. Please di not cancel the show and renewe it fir season 4

  8. Chrstina says

    Please bring the show back. It’s the only show I have watched on tv that I’ve loved and kept up with. There is absolutely nothing else on tv to watch, this is the best show on television.

  9. Jenna says

    They should defiantly be renewed. I am sure a lot of us (viewers) want to see and know what the story lines would be and where the writers will take the characters.

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