Ratings: Once Upon a Time Up, 666 Park Down

ABC’s Once Upon a Time was this Sunday’s lone gainer amongst scripted broadcast fare, inching up 3 percent week-to-week to deliver 10.1 million total viewers and a 3.5 demo rating — its best numbers since the Season 2 opener.

Leading out of that, Revenge retained 7.7 mil and a 2.6, down 4 percent. 666 Park Avenue wrapped ABC’s night with 4.1 mil/1.4, dropping 12 percent.

All told, Once scored the night’s best demo for non-sports programming, and was edged out only by TAR in total audience.

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Over on CBS — where the line-up started on the half-hour — The Amazing Race (10.3 mil/2.5) was flat, The Good Wife (9.7 mil/1.7) dipped a tenth in the demo and The Mentalist (8.8 mil/1.8, per CBS) was steady.

Fox’s animated comedies, back from baseball and other postponements, all saw declines. Here are their tallies: The Cleveland Show (4.1 mil/1.9), The Simpsons (5.6 mil/2.6), Bob’s Burgers (4 mil/1.8), Family Guy (5.1 mil/2.5) and American Dad (4 mil/1.9).

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  1. Ilena says:

    I read that The Mentalist was 9.48 mil and 1.9

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      Nope; the Nielsen report some others are going off of only is reading the 10:30-11 half hour. For the full hour, it did 8.79m /1.8.

  2. Mila says:

    Lets hope the ratings increase for OUAT means ABC gives it more money. Their CGI is so damn laughable.

    • POIFanatic says:

      And ABC is owned by Disney! That makes it all the more embarrassing. I hope they don’t mess up SHIELD’s cgi next season.

    • Lena120 says:

      In the past, I was never bothered by the CGI but last night..pshh! It was terrible!!! They should never do that again.

  3. wrstlgirl says:

    Things are not looking good for the residents of 666 (999) Park Avenue.

    • Nero theTVFiddler says:

      And 666 received additional bad news and bad luck with storm Sandy last week…their sets and props were damaged. All is repairable over time and with money, and Warner Bros. is said to be quickly getting the process and money in place to begin repairs to get production back up and running relative to the other challenges the overall area of NY and NJ face post-Sandy.

      However, ABC may want/need to step in soon to help Warner and the show determine if continuing production is prudent or if it may be time to turn the page on 666. ABC has ‘Red Widow’, ‘Zero Hour’ and returning Body of Proof waiting in the wings. ABC does not need to use any of these three as replacement for winter hiatus of DWTS, since Bachelor (Monday) and comedies ‘Live w/Parents’ and ‘Family Tools’ (Tues) will fill in there.

      But ABC will need a replacement for Private Practice Tues/10 slot, perhaps another for the Thursday 8pm slot if ABC gives up on Last Resort. That leaves 666 slot in question. Nashville is doing ‘okay’ at the Wed/10 slot; my hunch is that BoP will move into the Tues/10pm slot, similar to last spring and Zero Hour into the Thursday, 8pm slot if/when ABC shelves LResort. That leave Red Widow for 10pm slot on Sunday nights.

      The other networks are beginning to announce their winter season plans, and I suspect ABC will do similar soon. Perhaps ABC will place 666 on hiatus, make the announcement of Red Widow going into 10pm Sunday slot for the winter season, and then see how the Red Widow ratings look in comparison to 666. If they are better, then it’s probably over for 666. If the numbers are worse, ABC can then tell Warner to begin production again on 666 for a spring return.

  4. mawhi says:

    Shame. 666PA is quite nice. Watch it.

  5. POIFanatic says:

    I hope The Mentalist is renewed for another season. CBS ruined it by putting it on a Sunday. Even Fridays would be better for the show. 666 is done. I don’t watch Once, but those numbers are great.

    • Elyse says:

      agreed!!! CBS shouldn’t have any real shows on their Sunday line up if they are always going to be pushing them back.

      • Joe says:

        CBS has had football on sun for years

      • Marisa_once says:

        Agreed. The shows are always late on football night. They should cut one of their shows and start at 9:00 instead of 8:00. The Mentalist has lost 4 million viewers this year and The Good Wife has lost about 2-3 million wiewers since they’re on Sunday night.

    • I think it’ll be a goner. They’ll say buhbye to it as they did with CSI:Miami and keep CSI:NY instead for the 10th season, since it brings better total number of viewers, and just about the same demo on Friday, and it has a very loyal viewership.

  6. Joe says:

    To bad about 666 , sorta interested to see were it going, guess it won’t be happening

  7. gary says:

    See Ya 666 PA…Its a shame ABC canceled GBC because it would fit big time with this lineup on Sunday and be doing alot better then 666 PA

    • xwiseguyx says:

      Agreed – GCB had more of an opportunity to be a mass appeal show than 666… which is like Lost was after it Lost it’s way – a bunch of convoluted stories with no resolution…

      • wrstlgirl says:

        Eh, for me GCB was unwatchable. I am watching 666 and will continue to do so as long as it’s on. I don’t see a bunch of convoluted stories with no resolution, in fact the series is moving ahead quite well. But you do have to pay attention to what’s happening or you will lose your place.

  8. Whatevah says:

    I like 666…what a shame.

  9. Howdy says:

    i have a few buds working on ‘666’, despite the huge damage to the sets, ABC apparently gave them the greenlit to spend the money to restore it. i wonder if they’re regretting this decision with the ever decreasing numbers.

    also, way to ‘The Amazing Race’… huge profit margin and audience for a show with low cost. still chugging at it after all these years and it’s still entertaining.

  10. Jared says:

    GCB could have been a very popular show for ABC if it gave it a little more time to find an audience. From what I remember it wasn’t doing bad for ABC and was quite funny. GCB would have been a great mid season replacement..or Summer series. Why did ABC give up on it so quickly?

  11. Jared says:

    The problem with 666 is that it doesn’t know what type of show it wants to be. ABC promoted it as a stylized horror series..but then the pilot didn’t have any scares. Than the next couple of episodes didn’t have enough of a dramatic storyline to keep viewers interested in watching. To me this could have been such a fun show..especially paired with OUAT and Revenge..but it doesn’t have enough fantasy elements like OUAT and not enough drama like Revenge which just leaves it pretty bland.

  12. DC says:

    I gave up on 666 but I’m still wondering why ABC would give money to a series whose ratings have been minuscule since the premiere and the fact that it hit a series low last night doesn’t do the series any favors. This show is a sinking ship ABC that your audience has obviously not connected with.

  13. Sg.Grant says:

    I’ll be shocked if Walking Dead doesn’t smoke that 3.5.

  14. Heather says:

    Nice numbers for Once Upon a Time this week! =)

  15. Matt says:

    666 is a goner Had potential but couldn’t focus in on a real storyline.

  16. DarkDefender says:

    Matt… Ay word on how Dexter and Homeland did?

  17. Ana says:

    Too bad for Park Ave. I watch it because I love the cast. I think they are incredible. But the writing is quite terrible. From the premiere it just never found its audience. I think in part because the name has a negative connotation and I read that some people were turned off by it. But beyond that, this show is all over the place. It stops and goes and it’s hard to follow. I liked GCB also even though it was so over the top. But that’s the thing, GCB didn’t try to be a serious show. It was campy and ridiculous and light and fun. With some tweaking and some time it could have done better. What is it with ABC that has great concepts but they lose it in the execution? Pan Am had great potential, The Last Resort is also wavering. GCB, Park Ave… they just can’t get it together. Maybe they should get some writers from CBS…

  18. Jen says:

    I haven’t seen any posts for the ratings on cable shows. Do you have those figures yet??