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TV Ratings Sunday: 'Revenge','Resurrection', 'Believe' & 'Crisis' Down, 'Once Upon A Time' & 'The Simpsons' Steady

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March 31st, 2014

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Scoreboard CBS ABC FOX NBC UNI
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 2.3/6 1.8/5 1.5/4 0.9/3 0.7/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.6/5 1.2/4 1.5/5 0.6/2 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 11.729 6.454 3.478 3.861 2.048

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

Note: CBS's primetime line-up was delayed 20 minutes on the East Coast due to NCAA Basketball overtime. NBC was preempted in Portland for a NBA Game. Ratings for CBS are inaccurate and are subject to more than the typical adjustments in the finals.

On CBS, NCAA Basketball ran until 7:20PM and the rest of  the primetime line-up slid.  The ratings on the grid should be considered inaccurate. We will have the final, accurate ratings tomorrow morning. If the numbers for The Amazing Race hold, they will be a season high. If the numbers for The Good Wife hold, then the show will have risen 21 percent from the previous week.

On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos garnered a 1.2, down fourteen percent from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Once Upon A Time matched last week’s 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.  Resurrection scored a2.3 down 8 percent from last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating.  Revenge notched a 1.4 down 7 percent from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Bob's Burgers earned a 1.0 down 17 percent from last week’s 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.  American Dad matched last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. The Simpsons matched last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Family Guy scored a  2.1 down 5 percent from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Cosmos earned a 1.5 down 12 percent from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, the premiere of American Dream Builders earned a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating down 11 percent from a 0.9 for last week’s premiere. Believe garnered a 1.1 down 8 percemt from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.  Crisis scored a1.0 down 23 percent from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, March 30, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 CBS NCAA Basketball - Live 3.9/12 16.44
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 1.2/4 5.94
FOX Bob's Burgers 1.0/3 2.27
NBC The Voice - R 0.7/2 3.04
7:30 CBS 60 Minutes (7:30-8:30) 2.5/ 13.25
FOX American Dad 1.4/4 2.78
8:00 ABC Once Upon A Time 2.1/6 6.46
FOX The Simpsons 1.9/5 3.94
8:30 FOX Family Guy 2.1/6 4.10
CBS The Amazing Race (8:30-9:30) 2.0/ 9.82
9:00 ABC Resurrection 2.3/6 8.18
FOX Cosmos 1.5/4 3.89
NBC Believe 1.1/3 4.81
9:30 CBS The Good Wife (9:30-10:30) 1.7/ 10.39
10:00 ABC Revenge 1.4/4 5.24
NBC Crisis 1.0/3 4.32
10:30 CBS The Mentalist 1.6/4 9.54

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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.

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