TV Ratings Sunday: 'Once Upon a Time' Returns Up, 'The Good Wife' Sinks + 'Resurrection' Premieres Well (Update with 'Cosmos' Simulcast Viewership)

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March 10th, 2014


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.2/7 1.7/5 1.6/5 1.1/3 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.7/6 x 0.8/3 0.8/3 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 7.86 4.09 9.47 4.75 2.19

ABC was number one with adults 18-49 , but CBS led with total viewers. 

FYI: Last night (the first night of Daylight Saving Time) saw an overall usage decline of -14% from 7-11pm in adults 18-49 vs. last week.

On ABC, the midseason premiere of Once Upon a Time earned a 2.3 up four tenths from the 1.9 it's last original earned. Resurrection premiered to a 3.6 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were correct!  Revenge returned to a 1.9, up six tenths from its last original's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Bob's Burgers notched a 0.9, down from its last original's 1.5. The Simpsons earned a 1.2 at 7:30 and a 1.6 at 8:00, both down from its last original's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Family Guy earned a 2.2, up two tenths  from the 2.0 its last new episode earned. The premiere of Cosmos earned a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating on FOX. NOTE: These are just the numbers on the Fox broadcast network and do not include the full 10-network simulcast. We will update with the full simulcast numbers shortly. UPDATE:  Cosmos notched 8.5 million viewers last night across the 10 simulcasting networks. Among Adults 18-49, the simulcast earned a 2.9 rating.


On CBS, 60 Minutes scored a 1.5, up a tenth from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. The Amazing Race earned a 1.8, up three tenths from last week's series low 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. The Good Wife returned to a 1.3, down half a ratings point from its last original's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. The Mentalist earned a 1.6, down two tenths from its last original's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. 

On NBC, Dateline NBC earned a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. 

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, March 9, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00PM CBS 60 Minutes 1.5 5 10.61
ABC Once Upon a Time Recap Special 1.2 4 4.38
NBC Dateline NBC (7-9PM) 1.1 4 5.50
FOX Bob's Burgers 0.9 3 2.11
7:30PM FOX The Simpsons 1.2 4 2.65
8:00 PM ABC Once Upon a Time 2.3 7 7.27
CBS The Amazing Race All-Stars 1.8 5 8.43
FOX The Simpsons 1.6 5 3.73
8:30PM FOX Family Guy 2.2 6 4.49
9:00PM ABC Resurrection 3.6 9 13.31
FOX Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey 2.1 5 5.79
CBS The Good Wife 1.3 3 8.91
NBC The Voice -R 1.1 3 4.00
10:00PM ABC Revenge 1.9 5 6.50
CBS The Mentalist 1.6 4 9.94

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