TV Ratings Sunday: 'Revenge', 'Red Widow' & 'Celebrity Apprentice' Fall as the NCAA Basketball Championship Wins Night

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April 1st, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.5/7 1.3/3 1.1/3 0.9/2 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.7/5 0.9/3 1.1/3 0.6/2 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 10.671 4.594 2.544 3.643 2.190

 Note:  CBS prime delayed by 41 minutes in the Eastern/Central time zones due to NCAA Tournament runover.  Ratings are tentative and subject to change

Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for CBS (NCAA Tournament Overrun) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

CBS was  number one among adults 18-49 and  with with total viewers.

Due to overruns,  CBS ratings are scrambled and essentially worthless until we get the finals tomorrow.

On ABC, It's the Easter Beagle Charlie Brown earned a 0.6 down 57 percent from a 1.4 on April 1, 2010. Revenge scored a 1.5 among adults 18-49 down 17 percent from last week's 1.8. Red Widow tied its series low with a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating down 17 percent from last week's 1.2.

On NBC, Celebrity Apprentice garnered a season low 1.4 adults 18-49 rating down 13 percent from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, March 31, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 CBS NCAA Championship/ 60 Minutes 4.2/13 15.66
NBC The Voice - R (7-9PM) 1.1/3 4.26
ABC It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown - R 0.6/2 2.53
FOX Bob's Burgers - R 0.6/2 1.59
7:30 FOX The Cleveland Show - R 0.8/3 2.06
8:00 CBS  60 Minutes/The Amazing Race 2.4/7 10.49
FOX  The Simpsons - R 1.3/4 3.06
ABC  Once Upon a Time - R 0.6/1 2.50
8:30 FOX Bob's Burgers - R 1.2/3 2.55
9:00 CBS The Amazing Race/The Good Wife 1.9/5 8.84
ABC Revenge 1.5/3 5.42
NBC The Voice - R 1.5/3 5.28
FOX Family Guy - R 1.3/3 3.01
9:30 FOX American Dad - R 1.3/3 2.98
10:00 NBC All-Star Celebrity Apprentice 1.4/4 4.57
CBS The Good Wife/The Mentalist - R 1.3/3 7.69
ABC Red Widow 1.0/3 4.12

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.



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  • Nick

    Revenge did good considering the circumstances

  • Joseph

    Actually really happy for revenge considering horrible lead in.

  • danny94

    Not Terrible for Revenge, Wish it was higher though, the show is really getting good agian and last nights was brilliant

  • Bad Wolf

    Ouch for Revenge ! The Good Wife is in position to beat it in the finals.

  • Thiago

    @Nick. Agree! ABC is crazy…





  • DW

    maybe they should rerun the voice on sunday nights. free money. trumps dumb show was just doing a tenth of a point higher.

  • ally

    terrile OUAT repeat numbers

  • ChipL

    I’m so glad I live on the West Coast and don’t have to suffer the football- and basketball-related overruns that drag down the national ratings of my favorite CBS Sunday night shows, “Amazing Race” and “Good Wife.”

  • rob60990

    So ABC pulls AFV which usually repeats the same as its new episodes for a Charlie Brown Easter special but airs a OUAT rerun which repeats like crap. Brilliant scheduling once again by ABC…

  • Joseph

    I think this is good though as it kind of shows that revenge isn’t COMPLETELY lead-in dependant from OUAT- wonder why the repeat did so bad?

  • Cougar Town Forever

    The real ratings for this night are the cable ratings. The Walking Dead season finale AND the season premiere of Game of Thrones. I realize that pretty much everything was in repeats last night, but it is conceivable that TWD (The 9 and possibly 11), GoT, Talking Dead, The Bible, and possibly Vikings will beat anything on ABC, NBC, and FOX. It’s a new era.

  • Sel

    Pretty good for Revenge! GoT premiere and TWD finale in this case is not a fan bingo excuse. I’m not a fan of Revenge, just sayin’

  • SJ

    I hate ABC!!!

  • JJF

    Ouch for Revenge. Funny that Red Widow’s numbers were pretty standard despite the fall for its lead-in.

  • Oliver


    maybe they should rerun the voice on sunday nights. free money. trumps dumb show was just doing a tenth of a point higher.

    Uh, they already are?

  • John A

    Decent for Revenge not great though.

  • Ron

    Since Revenge is off until 4/28 ABC should have not even aired last night’s episode and just waited until 4/21 and had it finish its final 5 episodes in a row. Dumb move on ABCs part. It still did ok and is in no obvious danger though

  • kev

    not bad for revenge considering OUAT repeat got 0.6

  • Rollie Dethloff

    OUAT shouldn’t have been a rerun last night. I think those are series lows for Revenge and Red Widow, but they did good with the competition of the NCCA.

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