|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||1.9/5||1.9/5||1.7/5||1.5/4||1.0/3|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||1.4/4||0.9/3||1.6/5||0.9/3||1.0/3|
|Total Viewers (million)||7.509||9.918||3.896||6.289||2.657|
ABC and CBS tied the night with Adults 18-49, but CBS garnered the most viewers Sunday night.
CBS' The Amazing Race slid one tenth to a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating from last week's 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. The Good Wife was flat with last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. NYC 22 earned a 1.4, losing only a tenth from its premiere last week. Earlier in the night, 60 Minutes earned a 1.7, gaining three-tenths from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.
Once Upon a Time returned from repeats this week to earn a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating, up a tenth vs. its last original, which aired April 1 and earned a 2.8. Firelight, a Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie, aired in place of a new GCB and earned only a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.
FOX went back in time for the 7 PM hour, airing the original pilots of both of The Simpsons and Married...With Children ahead of their 25th Anniversary Special, which earned an 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.
Dateline earned a 1.2 vs. last week's 1.3. Harry's Law was flat with last week's 0.9 18-49 rating. Celebrity Apprentice drew a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, down two-tenths from last week's 2.2.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, April 22, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|ABC||America's Funniest Home Videos -R||1.4||4||5.930|
|FOX||Married…With Children -(Pilot)||1.3||4||2.947|
|7:30PM||FOX||The Simpsons -(Pilot)||1.5||4||3.183|
|8:00PM||ABC||Once Upon A Time||2.9||8||8.837|
|FOX||FOX 25th Anniversary Special (8-10PM)||1.8||5||4.312|
|9:00PM||NBC||The Celebrity Apprentice (9-11p)||2.0||5||6.214|
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