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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  • DanaK

    People seem to be forgetting that ratings for the networks start to trend downward in the spring when daylight starts lasting longer into the evening

  • Patrick Gillease

    I realize TVBTN is a site that reports on the RATINGS of current television shows, but it also regularly reports on significant news items related to TV. As such, I think it’s very sad that I had to learn about the “Once Upon a Time” spin-off, “Wonderland,” from reading today’s comments in here rather than from a news article within the TVBTN home page. I then had to Google it and read about it elsewhere. Lost page-views there, TVBTN !!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    I think it’s very sad that I had to learn about the “Once Upon a Time” spin-off, “Wonderland,” from reading today’s comments in here rather than from a news article within the TVBTN home page. I then had to Google it and read about it elsewhere. Lost page-views there, TVBTN !!

    If that’s all you have to be sad about today, I’d call it a pretty good day then! We have a long history (all of it!) of not focusing on the development cycle/shows not yet on the schedule.

  • The End

    @Patrick Gillease

    You seriously only found out about the Once spinoff today? Wow. This show has been reported about everywhere for months, casting news made public when each person was cast. Hell I’ve mentioned it dozens of times in the ABC renew cancelation index topic.

  • Patrick Gillease

    @ 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?

    Yes, all network shows go on hiatuses, especially from Thanksgiving to New Year’s when people are more concerned with family, friends and doing things other than watching TV, but ABC has been ESPECIALLY BAD at their scheduling this year and in the recent past. The network airs a couple new episodes of their shows, then airs nothing; then a few more, and then some more holes. It is alienating their viewers and making them just leave permanently. It’s one thing to take a necessary break at the Holidays. It’s quite another to schedule your lineup as poorly and haphazardly as ABC is doing these days! They deserve the last place they are heading towards!

    Furthermore, it’s much easier to have hiatuses for procedural shows where each story is wrapped up within the individual episodes. It is a huge mistake to make so many hiatuses in serialized shows like “Once Upon a Time” when remembering WTF is happening from week to week is critical to ongoing viewership!!

  • chrisss

    @ Patrick Gillease

    TVBTN reports about renewals and cancellations, but it’s never reported about shows which have had pilots ordered…

  • glen

    Is it me or, wasn’t Sunday night traditionally one of the most watched nights of television? I recall being surprised at how low the ratings are on Saturday versus how high on Sunday, a night later. Based on the average 18-49 ratings for the night, it seems to me Sunday is eroding along with Fridays and Saturday nights. Or, perhaps Sunday nights in the autumn are drastically different from Sunday nights in spring when people are up for better things than to watch t.v. Or maybe it’s a matter of give the viewers something to watch and they will show up. NBC is trying to turn viewers off of the Voice by over airing it.

  • Pavelsauce

    I enjoyed TGW last night, and I liked seeing Stockard Channing (I like her character) and Charlie Rose. I’m really anticipating the season finale next week. To those who watch the show, who do you think Alicia will/should go with?

  • Paulo PT

    It’s time to realize that Broadcast networks can’t air shows with many repeats and breaks.

    They need to divide each season in 2 or 3 blocks, without interruption.

    No more air one new episode, then one repeat, two new episodes, 3 repeats, and so on.

    – 10 episodes (Fall) + break + 12 episodes (Spring) – 22 episodes
    – 8 episodes (Fall) + break + 8 episodes (Winter) + break + 8 episodes (Spring) – 24 episodes
    – 10 episodes (Fall) + break + 4 episodes (February) + break + 10 episodes (Spring – April/May Sweeps) – 24 episodes

  • pll fan

    people need to stop trying to blame ouat’s poor ratings on competition. the only competition the show has is tar. ouat’s ratings have dropped because of bad writing and acting. and for those people thinking the show will get back up in the 3’s, it won’t. when fans leave a show they rarely ever return. ouat’s fans have left in huge numbers and proven they aren’t coming back. the new normal for the show now is low 2’s and that’s pretty sad.

  • Patrick Gillease

    @ The End…hard to believe, but I have a REAL life, and work, and family and friends, so I don’t spend every waking moment of my life online. I come to TVBTN a few times a week just to see where my favorite shows have ranked. Beyond that, I’m not online. And all of the Google news I just found about “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” was dated this month or in the past few days, NOT “months and months” ago. Save your hyperboles!!

  • Patrick Gillease

    @ Robert…I clearly remember reading news pieces in here about future shows, be they returning ones or new ones, so I was just surprised that a show like “Once Upon a Time” would not have its spinoff announcement posted in here – not every detailed nuance…just one piece announcing the spinoff. No matter. I will just go elsewhere with my page views about such things. And, yes, that was all I was remotely “sad” about today, so it is, indeed, a very good day off for me. The sun is shining, the wind is blowing, and I am heading outside to work on my waterfront property. Thank you ;)

  • Melissa

    With regard to Once Upon a Time, those who think “bad scheduling” dropped the show about a full point down from the fall are delusional. Yes, maybe the scheduling wasn’t perfect, but the mediocre writing and utter lack of focus certainly played a large factor in the show’s decline this season.

  • Patrick Gillease

    Thanks for the tip, DanaK. I will check Deadline out regularly from now on and waste less time in TVBTN. I was merely trying to point out an opportunity for TVBTN by reporting on things like this, particularly when they correlate directly to existing shows. But, as usual, the snarks from in here just overhsadow a good idea. Whatever.

  • eridapo

    @ Bill or @Robert

    Will we be getting Friday and Saturday Finals today?

  • DenverDean

    I really love ABC “Bingo” Mondays! ABC’s problem is the serialized nature of so many shows and the fact that it doesn’t “over” order to address that issue. CBS is far stronger because of its procedurals – heck many of its procedurals REPEAT as well as first runs on ABC and NBC. ABC should boost count of episodes for shows like REV, OUAT, GA, Scandal, Nashville, etc. and use Castle, BOP and find at least another procedural to help balance the line-up.

  • Melissa

    Once Upon a Time averaged a 3.3 during its fall season (9/30/12-12/2/12), and it’s currently averaging a 2.4 for its winter/spring season (1/6/13-present). That’s an in-season decline of 27%! You’d have to be delusional to say that a decline of almost 30% is from “bad scheduling”.

  • DryedMangoez

    Yay TAR!

  • Quadrey

    Can we have a will castle beat revolvtion poll

  • Jay Raskin

    The Cleveland Show reached a new low in total viewers at 2.07 million. It had hit a new low, last week at 2.50 million. Last year, it dipped under 3 million viewers on five of 22 episodes. So far this year, it has been under 3 million on seven of its 18 episodes.Its highest rating last year was 6.13 on its opening show. Its highest rating this year was 4.47 on its opening show.

    American Dad was under a 4 million total rating for the fourth time this year out of 17 episodes. last year, it only fell under 4 million once.

    Bob’s Burgers was also under 4 million for the 12th time out of 20 episodes.

    Next year could be the last season for all three.

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