Ratings: Once Upon a Time Rebounds

After dipping four out of the past five weeks, most recently settling at grim new series lows opposite the World Series, ABC’s Once Upon a Time this Sunday rebounded a bit, rising 15 and 22 percent to deliver 3.53 million viewers and a 1.1 demo rating (marking three-week highs).

Secrets and Lies (2.8 mil/0.6) and Quantico (2.2 mil/0.6), however, matched last week’s series lows.

Elsewhere on the night….

CBS | Pending adjustment due to NFL overrun, NCIS: Los Angeles (9.7 mil/1.3) and Madam Secretary (7.9 mil/0.9) are currently up a tenth, while Elementary (4.5 mil/0.6) is flat.

FOX | Bob’s Burgers (2.4 mil/1.0) dropped sharply, The Simpsons (3.2 mil/1.4) and Son of Zorn (2.1 mil/0.9) each dipped a tenth, and Family Guy (2.6 mil/1.2) and Last Man on Earth (2.2 mil/0.9) were steady.

NBC | Sunday Night Football (15.3 mil/5.6) dipped a bit from last week’s fast nationals.

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22 Comments
  1. Iakovos says:

    OUCH! Oh, ABC! I am thinking we will see some major scheduling moves once SECRETS & LIES finishes its run and QUANTICO breaks for fall. But does ABC have a buzzy drama for Sunday now? Maybe TGIT can be adjusted some. Could GREY’S bring its 2.0-ish rating to Sunday where the show began? Not sure SCANDAL, HTGAWM, or THE CATCH can do anything on Sundays. Dare the Alphabet try comedy out of that AFV in the 8 PM hour, move MARVEL/SHIELD to 9, and ONCE to 10, thus giving the evening a family/fantasy vibe?

  2. Kevin says:

    Quantico – sophomore slump?

    • dan says:

      The ratings slumped throughout the first season as did the quality of the show. Apparently the viewers who stuck around for season two are getting tired of the same old thing. Glad I gave up after the season two premier.

  3. kmw says:

    Good for OUAT but the rest of their Sunday line up is not working. FOX didn’t do too badly all things considered and CBS with football overruns is about what I expected. Football game was a bore unless you were a Raiders fan

  4. tallsy says:

    At this point, it might be worth it for ABC to signal changes at Quantico if they think it’s worth saving.

    • F Lee Adama says:

      Time for changes was to reposition it (and promote it) for its S2 premiere and also to give it a lot of notes to actually be a better show, i.e. make it watchable.

      Even the remaining viewers can barely follow it without actual Monday morning quarterbacking from recappers and the writers.

      • dan says:

        Agree! Any show that needs the EP to give an interview after an episode airs to explain what happened is a mess of a show! Each week the EP does an interview with EW online to explain the latest episode and it still doesn’t make sense.

  5. Jennifer says:

    OK. OUAT is going down in quality so badly. I acutally cringed last noght. My 12 year old saw the “twist” coming a mile away. It’s getting too predictable. I hope that it ends this year. It can’t go on much longer. (And i’m a die-hard. LOVED the show at one point.) PS. Emma should have ended up with Neal.

    • Jennifer says:

      forgive the spelling errors. hit post too fast.

    • Taven says:

      Emma should DEFINITELY ended up with Neal, she has no chemistry or history whatsoever with that annoying pirate.

      • Val says:

        With a idiot who put her in prison. No thanks. He was always going to die. And he never once evern believed in her or ever came back etc. He was the annoying one and Emma NEVER wanted him back!!! Watch the show

  6. Penny says:

    While Once is up from last week’s series low, it’s still not exactly up. The ratings this whole season are pretty low. Mixed with the other two, I would be very surprised if ABC doesn’t change it’s whole lineup next season. Wasn’t Once bringing in 6-7 million (live viewers) just a couple seasons ago?

  7. Peachy says:

    Yay for “The Simpsons”! Highest rated show on Fox last night!

    Renewed for two more seasons! Long live “The Simpsons”!

  8. Jim says:

    It’s a little bit surprising to me that the broadcast networks are still scheduling Sunday nights with first run television. The amount of cable and “prestige” series, and sports, airing Sundays have completely annihilated the performance of any shows on the night. I wonder how much longer before they can’t make any money on traditional programming. For ABC it’s got to be getting there.

  9. Taven says:

    Ugh, just cancel this sad excuse of a tv show already it’s such a stupid garbage! A tv show were dumb shippers dictate how the things are going to be & there are obviously some characters who have privileges who happen to be writers favorite pets.

  10. Scott says:

    Wow, ABc has many, many problems this year, and CBS shows again one hour delayed because of games, which may have helped OUAT going up .2 from previous episode.

  11. Boiler says:

    Poor Elementary. A real good show with two great stars. Most people in the East and Midwest likely close to or in bed when it starts. The delays have to be killing it. Put it on Fridays with Blue Bloods

  12. Guy says:

    Hopefully, OUAT has learned their lesson from the homosexual agenda insertion. As time goes by since that failure (which caused their ratings to take a serious hit) the audience is slowly coming back. But, as much as I’d like to believe the writers have learned their lesson, the reality is liberal progressives are compelled to shoot themselves in the foot and keep making the same mistakes over and over again because they refuse to believe that the overwhelming majority of Americans simply want to enjoy watching what amounts to a “kid’s story line” TV show without any social agenda attached. I’ll still hope for aforementioned because this can be a really good show.