Sunday Ratings: Betrayal, Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Good Wife, Amazing Race

Once Upon a Time on ABCSunday, September 29, 2013 ratingsPremieres: 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Simpsons, Once Upon a Time, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, Revenge, The Good Wife, American Dad! Betrayal, and The Mentalist. Sports: Football Night in America, NFL Football: Redskins at Raiders, and NFL Football: Patriots at Falcons. Specials: Once Upon a Time: Journey to Neverland.

As you can see, all of the returning shows were down year-to-year, thanks to football and the Breaking Bad series finale. It also translated to a lousy start for the new Betrayal series. Compared to the premiere of 666 Park Avenue, ABC was down by 29% in the demo (vs a 2.1 rating) and 23% in viewership (vs 6.9 million).

† = compared to last season’s premiere.

These are the fast affiliate ratings. The percentages represent the change since the previous original episode. (Percentages aren’t given for reruns or specials.) To see past ratings for a particular show, click the show’s link. The show pages are updated with the daily final ratings when they become available. Those pages include season averages to date.

What were you watching last night? Original network programming, reruns, cable, or something else?

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6 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. SBRO says

    Betrayal is AWESOME! Please tune-in! The 10 pm time slot on Sunday is the worst!


  2. Anonymous says

    BETRAYAL WAS AWESOME! A MUST-SEE! PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL IT! THE 10 pm time-slot on Sunday is the worst! PLEASE keep this one on the air!


  3. Taylor says

    It’s an unpopular opinion, but I liked “Betrayal.” I understand all the flaws the critics hated about it, but I still gave it a shot. I knew it wasn’t going to do well, so I did not get attached. I don’t see the ratings going up this Sunday. It would be a miracle if it did. Ever since DHWs ended, ABC cannot find a show to fill that time slot! What do people want? A superhero show? A drug dealing show? A zombie show? A cartoon? What is it? Stuart Townsend also cannot get a television hit! He should just join some cable show.

  4. Eddie says

    Revenge is the most underrated show on television and I prefer it far better than The Good Wife. I think Revenge also brings great acting talent such as Madeleine Stowe who is a class act! I enjoy watching Revenge for my Sunday night dose of suspense tv!! Good show ABC! I wish it would get moved back to its Wednesday night time slot, I feel it was better off on Wednesday night.

  5. JED says

    Given the populace’s obsession with football (I am not the least bit interested in it) – all the shows seem to be fine. I liked all of ABC’s shows, including “Betrayal” (even if I was secretly wishing it was season 2 of “666 Park Avenue”). The ratings are always the same at 10pm Sunday on ABC – it won’t matter what they put on – unless it’s a zombie apocalypse drama (there’s a thought ABC – maybe that’s the way to go – into genre, be it horror or SciFi – you’d get higher ratings and in the demo). I would actually rather see a reboot of “Dynasty” in that slot – but, of course nothing except zombies now will get higher than what the last shows in that time slot get, so maybe ABC expected it? If so, that’s good. It did as well as the venerable “Mentalist” – and as good if not better in the demo – so we’ll see how the first 13 go. If they are still in production, I’d suggest filming episode 13 with a proper finale on standby just in case. I do PVR the animation on FOX, but I don’t watch it live. Also, the “Breaking Bad” finale took some viewers away from network to cable which was a distraction (sorry, don’t like that show). In a week, “The Walking Dead” is back, so ratings won’t change. I PVR that too. Once PVR ratings are added to these shows, it’ll look a lot better I think – people want to watch football live, which I understand even if I take no interest in sports in prime time.

  6. Chris says

    So, I gave Betrayal a chance last night and I am intrigued enough to watch it at least for the first few episodes. For one, the Director of the Pilot, which aired last night, did not return for another episode thusfar in Season One. In fact almost the entire Production staff has completely changed. The Director, DP, Gaffers and Grips are all entirely different from the Pilot. Now will this make all of the issues better? No, and I’m not saying it will, but new Directors and a new DP will certainly change the feel of this drama, that shows, at the very least, good potential. Probably a poor choice to release it the same day as Breaking Bad finished and with a very good Sunday night Football game on, but that doesn’t mean that the show won’t succeed. I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ll give it at least half the season, before I reassess.

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