TV Ratings Sunday: ‘Desperate Housewives,’ ‘Brothers & Sisters,’ ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Rise Against Easter Repeats/Specials
ABC led the night with adults 18-49 and CBS had the most total viewers on Easter Sunday night. Fox ran repeats of The Simpsons and a repeat of The Simpsons Movie which performed well below the normal “Animation Domination” lineup.
CBS was in normal programming from 7-9p, but aired the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie Beyond the Blackboard from 9-11p which underperformed the normal Undercover Boss and CSI: Miami.
ABC and NBC seemed to benefit, at least a little from Fox and CBS scheduling. Desperate Housewives was up 7% from last week to a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. Brothers & Sisters rose 12% to a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Earlier in the night, Extreme Makeover Home Edition was up 10% to a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.
NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice was also up 12% to a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating between 9-11p.
60 Minutes was up 14% versus last week to a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating and The Amazing Race was up 4% to a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, April 24, 2011:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|7:00||ABC||America’s Funniest Home Videos (R)||1.7/6||6.60|
|FOX||The Simpsons (R)||0.8/3||2.07|
|7:30||FOX||The Simpsons (R)||1.0/3||2.53|
|ABC||Extreme Makeover: Home Edition||2.2/6||7.77|
|FOX||The Simpsons Movie (R)||1.2/4||3.39|
|NBC||America’s Next Great Restaurant||1.2/3||3.59|
|FOX||The Simpsons Movie (R)||1.6/4||3.87|
|CBS||Movie: Beyond the Blackboard||1.3/3||8.23|
|ABC||Brothers & Sisters||1.9/5||6.63|
|CBS||Movie: Beyond the Blackboard||1.3/4||8.76|
|Half Hour Numbers for Dramas|
|10:00||Brothers & Sisters||2.0/5||6.81|
|10:30||Brothers & Sisters||1.8/5||6.35|
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