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.



Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

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.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • DW

    oops forgot the word celebrities but then again i was thinking about the cast

  • Bryan

    Once has dropped in quality lately. The clip show was really boring as well. Hope they improve from next week. Revenge is alright, not a great show, but not as bad as some of the comments here would suggest. I’m surprised by Celebrity Apprentice, who still watches that. Trump is incredibly annoying.

  • Fred

    I’m having trouble with the site today. I confirm that I’m not a spammer on the bottom and then it tell me something about Java script.

  • Lisa

    I agree Lana is the star of OUAT. However, I would like to add Robert (Rump) to that too. He is a great actor and doesn’t get enough recognition. The other actors on the show that are left are very weak compared to these two. The storyline is also weak this season. Same goes for Revenge. Both are almost at a point of getting erased from the DVR. Why in the world make a horrible character like Aiden a regular on Revenge?

  • Nick

    Nice for Celebrity Apprentice. There’s a great crop of celebrities left, imo. This show is fit for two hours, and I’m glad to see NBC keeping it that way for the rest of the season.

  • Fred

    Anyway, I see it finally transmitted.

    Lots of negativity about OUAT this season. Although season 2 is not on the same level as the first, I’m still enjoying it.

  • Rokk

    There is no one to root for in Apprentice. Big bunch of losers.
    Clearly, the product of the week is paying for production costs with “free” advertising. NBC probably pays pennies.

  • BigBrotherFan

    Penn makes me sick on THE CA and I can’t believe TRUMP asked that ugly as sin thing back!

  • Rare

    Yikes…that’s a series low for The Simpsons, right? Bob’s Burgers actually did pretty well considering how down its lead-in was.

  • AaronExplicable

    The Quat clip show is obviously going to be boring for those who’s watched this season. For me, since I stopped watching 3 episodes in(nothing to do with the quality), it was very informative. Curious to see where they’re going with this. And for those saying Lana is the only reason to watch, have fun torturing yourselves and getting lost when you space out because she’s not in the scene…how stupid.

  • ToXiX

    American Dad beat The Simpsons.

    That’s a win.

  • Sarah

    CBS has made it very hard to watch the Mentalist. Couldn’t even DRV it. My one-hour DVR for TM has nothing but TGW in it :( :( :(.

    It’s amazing how The Mentalist survived considering the worst possible time slot given by CBS.

  • Purple1

    To Lisa, TBH i much prefer Aiden to any other male cast in revenge apart from Nolan. They should get rid of Daniel, Declan. They bring absolutely nothing to the serie. At least i can see why Aiden is there and great chemistry between him and Emily and Nolan. It gets tiring with the Daniel and Emily faux romance. Just kill off Daniel please and let’s concentrate on getting Conrad and Victoria.

  • Cath

    On CBS when sports runs close to that extra hour they should shelve ’60 Minutes” to after the other shows and run the other shows on time. That hour bump happened a lot this season.

  • Fred


    Daniel was better last season, but so has the entire show.
    But Revenge has been improving lately and I’m still addicted.

  • Montecore

    There were are only two shows I cared about watching last night, The Borgias and The Vikings.

  • Justin121

    Revenge improved greatly since episode 2.15 or so.

    It is absolutely back to season 1 red-X-crossing roots.

  • BigBrotherFan


    I disagree. I think DANIEL as bad as he is is pretty important to the dynamics of the GREYSONS in REVENGE and needs to stay. Aiden must go. This season has been a disastor and him and Padma are strong enough to blame for that. His character really offers nothing IMO.

    I don’t mind Declan. He gets such a horrible reception. Sure he’s useless, but he was on season 1 and just as useless then yet all the characters interacted wonderfully, where as now…


    If they kill off JACK I am done with the show for good. I could see the argument for ASHLEY but heck they haven’t given her much to do other than being Conrads side kick! It really needs to be AIDEN to get this show back on track. What happend with her foster brother? I think he showed some promise. Oh, well..This season has been a disjointed MESS!

  • Justin121

    @ Lisa,

    Have you seen (REVENGE) foster brother / foster mother press confrence “take-down”?

    Or Victoria fainting / black roses at the masqurade boll?

    Def back to greatness.

    The crap Initiative / Aiden / Revenge School are what almost killed Revenge earlier this season.

    How about Jack’s vengance for Amanda being the new Revenge-of-the-season we were promised since FAll ’11?

    I thought that was a nice twist.

    The first Revenge-Revenge since Emily’s Revenge early season 1.

    Jack for Amanda

    Emily for dad

    Nolan for Padma

    and others.

    I’m more excited than ever, because Mike Kelly’s vision is being fulfilled.

    No more Initiative / big conspircay crpa again.

  • networkman

    I don’t understand why CBS choose to air The Mentalist at 11:00pm. They could of simply held the episode for a special airing on Friday at 9pm. Vegas is not doing good in that timeslot. So the network should prepare for next year and simply see how a new episode of The Mentalist would work on Friday. The Good Wife should be moved to Sunday at 10pm in the Fall.

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