TV Ratings Sunday: ‘Desperate Housewives,’ ‘Body of Proof’ Struggle Against Country Music; ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Steady
CBS coasted to victory with adults 18-49 and total viewers for the night. The Academy of Country Music Awards was up slightly (3%) versus last year with a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating, but up 19% with younger adults age 18-34.
Desperate Housewives was down 18% from its last original to a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating. The new episode of Body of Proof in a special time slipped 35% from its premiere last Tuesday to a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. Earlier in the night Secret Millionaire was down 4% to a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, but ABC is surely still pleased.
The Apprentice was steady versus last week with a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating between 9-11p. American’s Next Great Restaurant was up 8% from last week to a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.
The only original Fox animations were American Dad at 7:30p, which was down 20% from its last original to a 1.6 rating and The Cleveland Show which was down 15% from its last original to a 2.2 rating due to lack of an original lead-in.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, April 3, 2011:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|7:00||ABC||America’s Funniest Home Videos||1.6/5||6.60|
|FOX||The Simpsons (R)||1.1/4||2.77|
|8:00||CBS||Academy of Country Music Awards||3.1/9||13.31|
|FOX||The Simpsons (R)||1.9/6||4.53|
|NBC||America’s Next Great Restaurant||1.4/4||3.92|
|8:30||FOX||Bob’s Burgers (R)||1.7/5||3.82|
|9:00||CBS||Academy of Country Music Awards||3.5/9||13.62|
|FOX||Family Guy (R)||2.2/6||4.86|
|10:00||CBS||Academy of Country Music Awards||3.3/9||11.96|
|ABC||Body of Proof (Special Time)||2.0/5||8.44|
|10:00||Body of Proof (Special Time)||2.2/5||8.62|
|10:30||Body of Proof (Special Time)||1.8/5||8.26|
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