TV Ratings Sunday: 'The Amazing Race' Up + 'Once Upon a Time', 'The Celebrity Apprentice' & 'The Good Wife' Dip

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April 22nd, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.8/5 1.5/4 1.4/4 1.2/3 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 0.9/3 1.0/3 1.5/4 0.7/3 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 9.624 6.613 3.202 4.107 2.240


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

On CBS, 60 Minutes garnered a 1.9, down four tenths from last week’s 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. The Amazing Race earned a 2.4, up a tenth from last week's 2.3. The Good Wife scored a 1.5, down two tenths from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.  The Mentalist earned a 1.6, up two tenths after last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating (when it aired outside of primetime).

On FOX, The Cleveland Show earned a 0.9, down three tenths from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Bob's Burger's earned a 1.7, up a tenth from last week's 1.6.  American Dad notched a 1.8, down three tenths from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, All-Star Celebrity Apprentice scored a 1.6, down two tenths from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Once Upon a Time returned after a month to a 2.1 from its last original's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too optimistic. Hallmark Hall of Fame movie Remember Sunday earned a 1.4, up from the last Hallmark movie that aired, which earned a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Earlier in the night, America's Funniest Home videos earned a 1.3, flat with its last original.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, April 21, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00 PM CBS 60 Minutes 1.9 6 11.62
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.3 4 6.24
NBC The Voice -R (7-9PM) 0.8 3 3.31
FOX Bob's Burgers -R 0.6 2 1.62
7:30PM FOX The Cleveland Show 0.9 3 2.07
8:00 PM CBS The Amazing Race 2.4 7 9.06
ABC Once Upon a Time 2.1 6 7.28
FOX The Simpsons -R 1.6 5 3.73
8:30 PM FOX Bob's Burgers 1.7 5 3.74
9:00PM FOX Family Guy -R 1.8 5 4.14
NBC Celebrity Apprentice (9-11PM) 1.6 4 4.09
CBS The Good Wife 1.5 4 8.88
ABC Remember Sunday (9-11PM) 1.4 4 6.76
9:30PM FOX American Dad 1.8 5 3.91
10:00 PM CBS The Mentalist 1.6 4 8.94

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



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  • samm

    As usual, TM beats TGW in both demo and viewers.

    Next season CBS should at least switch their time slots or move TM back to Thurs 10pm after POI.

  • Shiro

    @A true tv fan since 1986
    “I want The Amazing Race to be put on another time slot! It’s killing OUAT! CBS made a dumb decision putting it on Sundays. The Amazing Race should be back on Tuesdays instead of Sundays. Very stupid move CBS!”

    what are you trying to suggested here?
    1-you know The Amazing Race and OUAT is aired in differnt network right? so why you blame CBS and TAR for low rating of OUAT in ABC??


    2-are blaming CBS because OUAT get those rating because CBS aired The Amazing Race in the same timeslot with OUAT?? you do realize that TAR had have been in that timeslot for ages now right??

    blame ABC for bad scedule and not CBS!!!!!

  • Ann

    @Carl, I love Beauty and the Beast and Belle, but I was a little disturbed by last night, lol. I thought the episode was good but the torture and taking people’s tongues and Belle turning into a bad girl was a bit much. They could have shown her with a different personality but to be turned on by him beating up a guy was really over the line. I hope they can get back on track.

    But that’s only one of the problems the show has had this year.

  • Pamela

    All the women in my office that I talk about Revenge with thought the show ended for the season because its been gone for weeks. I know that all shows take breaks but this last one for Revenge seems longer than most. The breaks are killing any momentum it starting gaining back after they made attempts to get the story back on track.

    It is sad that a repeat of Family Guy beats a good show like TGW.

  • TVDude

    OUAT will probably get adjusted up and be flat vs its last episode. Regardless, it’s far from ABC’s biggest problem.

    I do think they need to take a good look at what they are doing. Season one felt much more magical despite no magic being in Storybrooke. Unfortunately, when creative runs low, inconsistent characters always surface and that’s what seems to be happening. That’s not to say shows can’t last several seasons, but they need the creative backing to go with it and OUAT doesn’t seem to have as much of a direction this season.

    Last year every episode was about breaking the curse, making it rather easy to follow. This year, I don’t even know what they’re trying to accomplish and the season’s almost done. It isn’t as viewer-friendly as it used to be and it shows in the ratings. It’s still a certain renewal, but they need to give the show a direction to go in or it’ll just continue to fall. Also, it’s best to not get too dark as it did well in the first place by focusing on magic, something Disney should know a thing or two about.

  • romo

    When does SNF start.

  • jessie

    OUAT is too expensive a show to be pulling those numbers. ABC promoted OUAT, Revenge, and Nashville this season and everybody else was pretty much on their own. Given the latest ratings, I think shows are better off on their own than being promoted by ABC.

  • Matt

    These ratings are actually quite pathetic. Highest show is a 2.4?

  • Dan S

    I wouldn’t mind seeing OUAT revamped to center around Rumplestiltskin. His character is off the chart hilarious & scary at the same time. Robert Carlyle is the primary reason I like watching OUAT but unfortunately ABC may need to move the show. It clearly has lost a lot of its Sunday audience & maybe it would do better on Tues. Perhaps schedule the new Shield at 8p followed by OUAT at 9pm. Do they really need a Tues results show for DWTS ?

  • Nick

    The Celebrity Apprentice total viewers should be 4.90, not 4.09 million.

    This show has a few good things going for it right now. 1) It does well in the 25-54 demographic. 2) It does well with the male demographic, which is often the most sought after because it is considered by advertisers the hardest to reach. 3) It rakes in money each episode from product placement – for example, I couldn’t even count the number of times they showed Toshiba on screen in last night’s episode. 4) It can pull a respectable rating without a lead-in, which over half of NBC’s lineup cannot.

  • Californiadgd

    GAME OF THRONES was mdfkn epic!

  • Carl

    @Ann – thanks for speaking from the view of a fan of the story/characters. I wonder sometimes if the show is so fascinated by the idea of dark characters that they forget how to write the strength of good characters. Not sure if that would have anything to do with ratings declines, it’s just something I’ve heard people complain about (the writing for Emma, as another example).

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    Does OUAT s1 have a good storyline that I can treat it like a long movie/mini series? Meaning, can I just watch s1 & not feel the need to watch s2 (& more)? Does the s1 storyline get wrapped up & no new storyline until s2?

  • Ann

    @Carl, that’s my big problem with this season. I hope they learn from their mistakes.
    Emma just saying the same things and doing the same things over and over. I haven’t felt her this year at all.
    Regina’s hatred for Snow over something the woman did when she was a little girl and didn’t even realize she was doing. And her constant, poor me, attitude.
    Belle stuck in a hospital for weeks on end and not letting her even have conversations all season with some of the main characters.
    Lack of romance. Snow/Charming and Belle/Gold are both wildly popular couples. Where is the romance?
    Characters popping up while main characters get no character development all season. I’m sure it will adjust up and I’m sure the breaks have something to do with it. But the writing has also suffered this year.

  • Mike

    Well, when TAR actually starts on time, it’s has high numbers. CBS should figure this out.

    No chance TAR gets moved to Tuesday’s, NCIS will be on there till the series ends, whenever that is.

  • MichaelChickless

    Go The Mentalist! It deserves to air on a better night!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “I wonder if Trump is pissed that Cuban and Shark Tank are eating his ass for breakfast, lunch and dinner and they are on a worse night for tv.”


    When Cuban’s first TV show failed, Trump snarked him, and Cuban has been recently returning the favor.

  • lll

    Revenge is coming next week. They have four episodes left and three weeks until they are off the air for the season. The last two episodes will form a two-hour season finale.

  • Rebecca

    Enjoyed AFV, OUAT and Remember Sunday last night (good to see Zach Levi back on tv if just for one night). I agree that the twist with Belle and Mr. Gold was weird/bad last night…hope it turns around soon. Always enjoy Mr. Gold/Rump being featured in the episodes. And I agree with networkman….too many characters in season two. Just three episodes left now and they look like they’ll be good.

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