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

Categories: '

Written By

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.



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.

  • Joel

    A lot of TGW fans also watch madmen. I watched madmen and caught the TGW on demand this morning before work. They need to get it away from Sunday, maybe put it back in it’s old Tuesday spot.

  • samurai99

    Sad for Bob’s burgers and American Dad that they got beat by a rerun of Family Guy. although to be fair, it was the best FG episode of this season.

  • Rachel

    OUAT destroyed itself with how terrible it is.

  • insync44

    They should cancel The Mentalist. Its really getting stale.

  • CrystalBall

    Sorry to say it here but there is a page loading issue with Opera most likely due to “http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/osd.js”

  • cjupiter

    once upon a time is certain to be cancelled

  • Michael

    I didn’t know Trump and Cuban had beef!

    I love how arrogant Trump can be on the show, talking about the ratings. You’d think seeing these numbers would humble him? Lol.

  • Ann

    Once upon a Time is not getting cancelled. They aren’t great ratings compared to last year but it’s hardly cancellation territory. They’re certain to be renewed. They’re already doing a spin off to fill in the time next year so there won’t be so many breaks.

  • Michael

    Why are OUAT fans blaming the failure of the show on hiatuses? Every show on every network goes on several hiatuses throughout the year. QUAT isn’t being treated any differently… Or is this just the typical standard Fan Excuse BINGO?

  • Skylar James

    ABC needs to move OUAT and Revenge away from Sundays if they wanna save both shows. Move the reality stuff to Sundays

  • Pamela

    “A lot of TGW fans also watch madmen” I don’t see how that matters. TGW is on at 9 and Mad Men is on at 10.

  • Patrick Gillease

    Whoever keeps putting ABC’s regularly scheduled scripted shows on such HORRIBLE scheduling with all these holes and repeats really needs to be fired immediately!! The network’s entire schedule is suffering from this terrible practice. Take a page from cable and start scheduling your shows so ALL of the episodes can run uninterrupted, week-after-week, from start to finish. I didn’t even realize “Once Upon a Time” was new last night because it had been on hiatus for so long that I stopped looking for it. Fortunately, my DVR caught it and recorded it. I can only imagine how low “Revenge” will go once it finally returns!?!

    A monkey could schedule ABC better than the morons doing it now!! Even if it means starting a show later in the Spring after it’s Christmas break, do that rather than stuff the schedule with all these holes and reruns. I understand the networks want new episodes for November, February, and May sweeps, but it’s very simple to get your 22 episodes airing consecutively in 2 Fall and Spring sections. WTF already!! I think ABC is just really frothing at the idea of being the last-place network and dethroning NBC. You’re on your way, idiots!!

  • Brian

    The Good Wife got renewed with a horrible demo, yet CBS has cancelled so many other shows in the past with higher demos..even Blue Bloods,and another of their shows had very low demos but got a renewal, It seems to me it is too late to get back viewers that they have pissed off in the past with cancelling way better shows than what they renew now….The other networks had better take heed about not focusing on the Stupid Demo, and more on the Millions of viewers per show if they know what’s good for them, and want to keep people watching their networks!

  • Ann

    @Michael, I think because some shows do better with breaks than others. Once, like Lost, is a continuing drama. Lost also suffered with the breaks. They did better when the started the show in January and ran it uninterrupted for the rest of the year. So there may be some validity to the idea of the breaks being responsible for some (not) all of the ratings drops.

    I also blame the writing this season on ONce. But I can see where it would make sense that the breaks do account for a little bit of the problem. But there is certainly a lot of room for improvement with the writing.

  • BxActor

    Agree Patrick Gillease

  • Liz

    Ouat will be back next year and the spinoff will solve the hiatus issues by airing in the winter instead of new Once episodes which will return in Spring.

  • LL2

    For once, I don’t feel about OUAT’s poor ratings. They promised to tell the story of Robin Hood but he was only on for a few minutes! They a great storytelling opportunity. I mean, multiple movies have been made about Robin Hood and they couldn’t find anything interesting to do with him other than use him a a plot device? I’m really disappointed, and I intend to tune out next week.

  • LL2

    Correction: They missed a great storytelling opportunity.

  • Mark Wood

    Such a beautiful site seeing Amazing Race winning the night surrounded by shows with very little 18-49 in their audience. Seriously do you need to have an AARP card to watch 60 minutes and the Good Wife?

  • Solelle

    Wow OUAT pulled a 2.1 I got it right on the poll lol I never get that crap right.

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures