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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  • Fred

    OUAT was average last night. Not the worst of the season and certainly not the best.
    My 13 year old son said it was like a stale bag of Lay’s Potato Chips.

  • Max Vrany

    @eridapo, Friday, yes. Saturday, no.

  • DanaK

    “To clarify, Friday, yes. Saturday, never. As usual.”
    In regards to final ratings for Saturday, I know you normally don’t do it, but would you consider it this time since everything in the 8pm hour was original?

  • Melissa


    In regards to final ratings for Saturday, I know you normally don’t do it, but would you consider it this time since everything in the 8pm hour was original?

    Final Saturday ratings are posted every Wednesday at Spotted Ratings (spottedratings.com/search/label/sr%20saturday).

  • JR35

    OUAT often adjusts up, so it if it does, it will have matched its last showing.

  • JR35

    I should add that ALL of Sunday looks to be struggling, with the top rating at a 2.4.

  • Jo

    OUAT isn’t as good as last year but you can’t seriously say scheduling has noting to do with the decline. All of ABC’s shows are suffering due to horrific scheduling decisions. People need to be fired at that network and fired fast.

  • Samuel

    Did anyone expect any different from ABC?

    Once they have a hit on their hands they eff it up big time! Look out Scandal, it doesn’t seem ABC have learned their lesson just yet.

  • Melissa


    OUAT isn’t as good as last year but you can’t seriously say scheduling has noting to do with the decline. All of ABC’s shows are suffering due to horrific scheduling decisions. People need to be fired at that network and fired fast.

    Just curious, if you were ABC, how would you have scheduled Once Upon a Time this year? People complain when they air it, and people complain when they don’t air it!

  • rob60990

    Dreadful for TGW. What does CBS see in this mess?

    Not great for OUAT. The scheduling has been awful but there has to be something creatively wrong with the show especially since it dropped in the half hour 2.2/2.0.

  • Fred

    Lots of discussion about ABC scheduling.
    My family and I watch many of the ABC serialized scripted programs such as OUAT, REVENGE, NASHVILLE GREY’S and SCNADAL Reruns and preemptions don’t bother us. When an episode is new, we try our best to catch it live. If we can’t, we watch it ON DEMAND. The season for these shows ends next month anyway.

  • Ann

    I’m not saying those ratings are terrific for Once, but they were second for the night in the 18-49 demo, so I don’t think ABC is putting this on the cancellation train, LOL.

  • Frank

    OUAT has gotten a bit stale and soap opera-esque with all the amnesia and lost grandfathers. I still like the show and I’m happy that it’ll be renewed, but I think they need to bring back the Mad Hatter and the different worlds to shake things up. I read somewhere that the end of the season will feature Neverland, which is a good start. They also just left the whole Frankenstein storyline hanging so hopefully they do something with it.

  • Joseph

    Traditionally, more people watch TV on Sunday nights than any other nights of the week, but………..

    (1) After Daylight time begins, viewing levels (especially between 7 and 8 P.M. ET/PT, 6 to 8 P.M. CT/MT) do go down.

    (3) This Winter and early Spring, several high-profile cable shows on Sunday nights such as “The Bible” and “Walking Dead” beat the broadcast networks in the ratings.

    (3) Broadcast networks and many basic cable networks now consider Thursday to be the most important night of the prime-time television week because of heavy demand for commercial spots from movie studios looking to promote films opening the next day.

    That’s why the night the networks consider “biggest” is Thursday, even though more people watch TV on Sundays than Thursdays.

  • BigFlop

    “Can we have a will castle beat revolvtion poll”

    Castle will never beat Revolution. If it is happens I dye my hair blue and green. LOL

  • psychic

    OUAT is becoming a really subpar shadow of its former self. Honestly, for now, it deserves a dip.

  • Jayson

    OUAT has struggled in the ratings due to the fact that this is a serialized drama that isn’t being aired week after week… plus, the writing/focus has been off this season as well.

    I loved the Hallmark movie, and I think that it ranked 2nd in total viewers is impressive. The demos were a little low, but I think the demos for most of the programmer were within .4 of each other. Plus, the movie was much better then The makeover was…imho

  • The End

    @Patrick Gillease

    Why the overly angry, small minded response? I too have a life, I too am busy, but I don’t resort to small minded attacks like what you’ve done because you clearly had no idea what you were talking about and still don’t.

    @dated this month or in the past few days

    You genuinely believe news of the pilot has only just come out in the past few days, or month even? Are you for real? They’ve just finished filming the pilot too, do you think they’ve announced each of the cast members days before it went to camera? Hell most of us on the ABC discussion topics/Once news reports have been mentioning it for months. You’re hilarious.

    This is one of the biggest unkept secrets around, lots of websites have been talking about it for ages.

  • jT

    once upon a time will bounce back.

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    People complained that The Neighbors and Suburgatory were getting bad ratings because they were airing after repeats. Well, The Cleveland Show does that EVERY week. I know its ending, but it just makes me sad. Under a 1 rating is sad. But it had a .6 lead in, Bob’s Burgers and American Dad! had 1.6 and 1.8 lead ins. Three times the lead in, twice the rating. I just hope next year they just air an our of repeats or football overrun.

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