TV Ratings Sunday: 'Family Guy' & 'The Simpsons' Down, 'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice' Up as The Masters Dominates Night

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April 15th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.6/7 1.6/5 1.4/4 0.9/3 0.9/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.6/5 1.6/5 0.9/3 0.7/2 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 12.408 3.465 4.498 2.490 3.914

Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for CBS (Masters Overrun and subsequent scrambled shows) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. CBS was delayed 57 minutes in the Eastern and Central time aones due to Masters coverage.  See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

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

CBS primetime was delayed 57 minutes in the Eastern and Central time zones due to Masters coverage. Though the golfers thoughtfully kept their overtime to nearly an hour, theoretically sliding each primetime program forward an hour, all of the CBS ratings should still be taken with a large grain of salt.  So, with that caution, here are some probably inaccurate comparisons. On CBS, 60 Minutes garnered a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating up 71 percent from last week’s 1.4. The Amazing Race earned a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating down 13 percent from a 2.3 on April 2. The Good Wife scored a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating up 13 percent from a 1.5 on April 2.  The Mentalist aired after primetime so no numbers are available at this time.

On FOX, The Cleveland Show earned a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating down  31 percent from a 1.6 last week when it aired at 9:30 and down 15 percent from a 1.1 on March 17 when it last aired in the time period. The Simpsons garnered a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating down 18 percent from a 2.2 on March 19. Bob’s Burgers scored a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating down 6 percent from a 1.7 on March 24. Family Guy garnered a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating down 8 percent from a 2.6 on March 24.  American Dad notched a 2.0 down 13 percent among adults 18-49 from a 2.3 on March 24.

On NBC, All-Star Celebrity Apprentice scored a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating up 21 percent from last week’s 1.4.

On ABC, a Once Upon a Time clip show garnered a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, April 14, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 CBS The Masters - Live 4.1/13 17.97
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos - R 1.0/3 5.84
NBC The Voice - R (7-9PM) 1.0/3 3.79
FOX Bob's Burgers - R 0.7/2 1.72
7:30 FOX The Cleveland Show 1.1/3 2.44
8:00 CBS  60 Minutes 2.4/7 12.14
FOX  The Simpsons 1.8/5 4.07
ABC  Once Upon A Time - Clip Show 1.3/4 5.08
8:30 FOX Bob's Burgers 1.6/4 3.41
9:00 FOX Family Guy 2.4/6 4.99
NBC Celebrity Apprentice (9-11PM) 1.7/4 5.20
CBS The Amazing Race 2.0/5 9.56
ABC Revenge - R 0.6/2 2.66
9:30 FOX American Dad 2.0/5 4.14
10:00 CBS The Good Wife 1.7/5 9.97
ABC Red Widow - R 0.5/1 2.07

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



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Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

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  • BigBrotherFan

    Happy to see CA is up. It seems to do better with the 2 hour versions and a 9pm start.

    Happy the GOOD WIFE is steady-GREAT SHOW!

  • bjssp

    Clearly the answer for ABC is to bring back The Secret Circle on Sundays. There is no other option.

  • Rebecca

    I did, at first. Thought it would be new and then saw it was a clip show in commercials during AFV. I went ahead and watched because some of it reminded me of stuff I’d forgotten. Then I emailed a couple friends and told them if they wanted a good way to catch up on the season quickly (they’re behind on S2) they should stream that episode. At least it’s new the next four Sundays.

  • iMember

    Everyone saying Revenge repeats horribly, it also had a 0.6 on previous repeat last week too, and let’s not forget, Once Upon A Time repeated with a 0.6 as well.

    Heavily scripted shows like these don’t have fantastic repeat numbers.

  • American

    Totally agree, Sundays are such a mess with overruns.

    This second half of the OUAT season has been mediocre at best compared to the first half and especially the first season. Acting out of character, characters that come up only to go away, dull storylines, etc… Just not as intriguing.

  • Eliza Newton

    Thrilled that the Good Wife did well. Best show on network.
    Agree with the poster above it is a 10pm show and seems to do better there. CBS may well have been better leaving it on Tuesdays at 10.

  • omabin

    This is not a series high for the good wife. It has hit a 1.9 twice this season and it has hit a 1.8 multiple times as well.

  • Noname

    the good wife got season high just because the mentalist was SUPPOSED to be on…..that’s sad!

  • Fynn

    “On FOX, The Cleveland Show earned a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating down 31 percent from a 1.6 last week when it aired at 9:30 and down 15 percent from a 1.1 on March 17 when it last aired in the time period.”

    How can a 1.1 be 15% from a 1.1 that aired on March 17? I think you mean a 1.3 on March 17 at 7.30pm

  • kbmv


    You’re an idiot. CBS can’t control how long a sporting event goes on. I’m sure it’s better to have high ratings than
    which the Masters provided than middle of the pack ratings.

  • K


    OUAT is boring because there is only one star of the show, Lana Parilla. She can’t be in every scene.

  • grey

    “The Mentalist aired after primetime so no numbers are available at this time.”

    It aired during prime time on the west coast. Does that not count?

  • Michael

    OUAT is horrible this season. Revenge is so much better. It was a repeat, but I don’t care, I missed this show.

  • Annie Orhan

    it’s hilarious people knocking the revenge repeat for getting a 0.6 umm it got that last time also and so did OUAT which is a higher rated show so take that 8P

  • MichaelChickless

    And The Mentalist gets screwed once again….

  • K


    Again, Lana is the star of the show, and really the only reason to watch,

  • Paul P

    The Good Wife did real good! At later time it went against Mad Men & other cable hits. Strong performance that has nothing to do with Mentalist time slot.

  • Kurt

    @bjssp wrote:
    “Clearly the answer for ABC is to bring back The Secret Circle on Sundays. There is no other option.”

    Why would ABC pick up a failed CW show?

  • A.C.

    It staggering to think 17 million people would actively tune in and to watch a couple guys hitting golf balls around and don’t get me started on the people who were actually there standing in a driving rain under umbrellas to watch. Just can’t fathom the appeal.

  • DW

    its staggering to think that 5.2 million people would watch a reality competition show where god awful compete to win from donald trump. :)

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