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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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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  • andri

    Masters. SUR___prise!! Red widow yawn haste still being broadcast. Ratings complimented the amazing race by the
    good wife strong audience audits.

  • Bob

    I love Daniel on Revenge. Get rid of him and I am done with the show!!!!!

  • Jase

    I was ready to watch OUAT but once the narrator kicked in and became obvious it was a summary of what had happened thus far, I pretty much flipped channels. Another week of waiting, again.

  • TJ

    I can’t believe that ABC allows Red Widow to remain on the air let alone in repeats. They were so quick to cancel Park Avenue and yet they allow this show to not only air new episodes, but even reruns them. Unbelievable. Just imagine how much the person is paid that makes these decisions.

  • David Howell

    Although the overrun generally works for CBS (especially as they have a show at 10 in The Mentalist which they’re not heavily invested in because it’s not “their” show and it was never huge), with the NFL now *guaranteed* to produce substantial overruns with the 4:20 kickoff slot, I wonder if they could remove an hour of scripted from Sundays (eg by shifting TGW to Fridays) and have a schedule like:

    7:30 60 Minutes
    8:30 TBBT (R) (bumped or partially bumped if overrun goes past 7:30)
    9 TAR
    10 Mentalist

    Maybe if TGW didn’t get the syndication deal and was therefore cancelled (and no syndication deal would’ve made TGW a certain cancellation), that might have worked. But TGW got a syndication deal sufficient to justify renewal, and as said, the overrun works for CBS. Which is why they don’t schedule it like Fox does.

    Actually I wondered why Fox don’t schedule the CBS way, the sport and animation demo overlap must be huge (it’d explain why the block lives up to its Animation Domination tag in fall but tails off hard after the NFL season) and I’m sure they could get five, or even six, animated original episodes to do well in fall as a block even with changeable start times.

    Then I saw the FG ratings. 2.4 off a 1.6 leadin against far tougher compatible competition in GoT. Yeah, you keep that show fixed at the top of the hour.

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