TV Ratings Sunday: ‘GCB’ Rises & ‘Once Upon a Time’ Steady-ish; ‘The Good Wife’ Falls to Lows, ‘NYC 22’ Falls Too; ‘Harry’s Law’ Steady
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||2.2/6||1.9/5||1.6/4||1.4/4||0.9/3|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||1.6/5||2.2/7||0.8/3||0.7/2||0.9/3|
|Total Viewers (million)||7.369||4.05||8.906||5.823||2.582|
ABC won the night with adults 18-49 and CBS led with total viewers. America’s Funniest Videos was down 13% from last week to a 1.4 rating while Once Upon a Time was down 3% from last week to a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. Desperate Housewives was also down a tenth from its last original four weeks ago to a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. GCB was up 27% from its lows two weeks ago to a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.
On Fox, the 7:30pm Cleveland Show was up three tenths from four weeks ago to a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, but at a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating the 9:30p ‘Cleveland’ was down a tenth from the last original of American Dad in the timeslot. The Simpsons and Bob’s Burgers were teady vs. their last originals with 2.3 and 1.9 adults 18-49 ratings respectively. Family Guy was up 12% from its last original with a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating.
CBS’s Amazing Race fell 15% from last week to tie a season low with a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. In its season final The Good Wife was down 11% to a to a season low tying 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. NYC 22 fell two-tenths from last week to a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.
On NBC, Harry’s Law was steady with another 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. From 9-11p Celebrity Apprentice dropped two tenths vs. last week to a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, April 29, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|7:00||ABC||America’s Funniest Home Videos||1.4/5||6.66|
|FOX||The Simpsons (R)||1.1/4||2.55|
|7:30||FOX||The Cleveland Show||1.5/5||3.11|
|8:00||ABC||Once Upon a Time||2.9/8||9.07|
|CBS||The Good Wife (Season Finale)||1.7/4||9.83|
|9:30||FOX||The Cleveland Show||1.9/5||4.04|
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