October 7, 2013



Note:  SHOWBUZZDAILY has adjusted the Sunday ratings below to estimate final nationals when west coast viewing of live events (NFL) is re-tallied, specifically for NBC and CBS (the latter had both a 44-minute overrun leading into its primetime schedule and San Diego local coverage of the unusual late-night–on the east coast–game).  Final same-day numbers will be released tomorrow.

Daily Comparison 2013 Sun Oct 6 three way

ABC:  ONCE UPON A TIME was down just 0.1 to 2.5 from last week’s season debut.  But REVENGE fell to 1.9, down 0.4 from last week and down 0.7 from the parallel night last year.  BETRAYAL, down 0.4 to an awful 1.1, moves to the head of the line in the “next to be canceled” sweepstakes.

FOX:  The annual Treehouse of Horror episode of THE SIMPSONS held at last week’s 2.9, and was down 0.2 from last year’s parallel Sunday.  BOB’S BURGERS fell 0.3 to 1.9 from last week’s season premiere.  FAMILY GUY was down 0.1 to 2.5 (but down 0.7 from the same night last year), and AMERICAN DAD held at 2.1.

CBS:  Our estimates of adjusted numbers for the night give 60 MINUTES a football-boosted 3.0.  THE AMAZING RACE will be down 0.1 to 2.5, THE GOOD WIFE up 0.3 to 1.8, and THE MENTALIST up 0.1 to 1.6.

NBC:  We estimate that NFL SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL will end up with a 6.7 rating.  That’s down 0.9 from last week, but still enough to engulf everything else in primetime (except the late-afternoon NFL overrun).

CW joins the party tonight with season premieres of HART OF DIXIE and BEAUTY & THE BEAST.  The other story of the night will be CBS, and whether there’s any further erosion in its once-mighty Monday night.


About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."